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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,584 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 1,175
Gots: 228 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Blue Cap)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2001)
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MNMike

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-05-2014 22:45:22 | More by MNMike
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-22-2013 20:09:45 | More by leschkie
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rouhlas3

Greece

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-27-2014 06:54:11 | More by rouhlas3
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bsinger45

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-11-2014 00:22:10 | More by bsinger45
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-26-2013 03:17:56 | More by 1424IpA
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BGsWo22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

02-18-2013 17:43:46 | More by BGsWo22
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alcstradamus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely dark brown with a massive four finger head that camps out forever and leaves thick lacing down the glass. Smell is grapes, orange peel, spice, clove, and rubber. Taste is rubber, apple skin, and lots of spices. Medium to full bodied with soft but plentiful carbonation. This one has a little bit of an alcohol burn which hurts the drinkability.

Well, I guess I have come to the conclusion that dubbels just are not a style I can enjoy. This is the highest rated dubbel on BA, in the top 10 overall, and possibly the best one I have had yet I still can't bring myself to give it more than a 4 for taste. I was hoping that this one would break the streak and stand out like its big brother #12 does, but alas it ends up being just a "good" beer for my palate

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 04:45:06 | More by alcstradamus
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-28-2013 23:51:44 | More by mwbrady12
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-22-2014 16:40:16 | More by MeisterSmudge
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

09-05-2012 17:47:26 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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dman5400

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-30-2013 02:24:28 | More by dman5400
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-02-2013 12:15:04 | More by bvdubn
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Peter_L

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-09-2014 20:50:13 | More by Peter_L
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TheMyers


3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-19-2012 02:10:39 | More by TheMyers
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-17-2013 01:00:35 | More by KeKeKumba
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Roze

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-19-2014 14:11:10 | More by Roze
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dtmets84

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-28-2012 00:24:01 | More by dtmets84
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IPA4LIFE

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep ruby, almost brown. Thin brown head with decent retention when swirled.

S- Rich earthy notes. Brown sugar, spicy Belgian yeast characteristics. A bit dull for what I expected, but not bad by any means.

T- Pretty complex. Spicy champagne-like characteristic up front, with a surprisingly strong oak note in the mid palate, mixed with some caramel and brown sugar. A little fig and more oak in the aftertaste. Pretty good, but not the best dubbel I have ever had.

M- Carbonated and spicy. Not bad.

O- Not quite as amazing as I had expected, but that is a common problem with these types of beers- they tend to be a bit over-hyped. I may have had a bad bottle, but this just didn't blow my hair back like I expected.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 11:24:29 | More by IPA4LIFE
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

09-26-2013 15:49:05 | More by PHBoiler
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-10-2013 02:10:20 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-17-2013 21:49:43 | More by aaronblain22
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deekyn

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-16-2013 03:58:52 | More by deekyn
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-26-2013 03:16:08 | More by Rau71
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KGMIbeer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-28-2013 02:32:52 | More by KGMIbeer
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cmgray03

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-31-2014 12:16:20 | More by cmgray03
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.