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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,645 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,645
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1,202
Gots: 249 | FT: 15
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)

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Poured from bottle into Westvleteren Glass at the Abbey cafe on 9/8/12 - not sure when bottled or any of that. Pours a deep chocolate brownie looking brown, with slight tan rim. Superb fruity yeast aromas. Taste is really just amazing...chocolatey, dried fruit and some spice/vanilla maybe. Super smooth and just all around amazing. Although the Abbey was so over commercialized, its still worth the visit to try them at the source. Obviously, go out of your way for this...because there really isnt any other choice!

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Pours dark brown with big, fluffy tan head. Creamy head settles to about 1/2". Cannot see through glass. Impressive lacing that lasts.

Smells of sweet malt and a yeasty smell. Maybe a smell of currants, too.Smells definitely change with temperature.

Tastes bitter upfront then switches to a semi-sweet chocolate taste. Also picking out sweet darker skinned fruits with a nutty aftertaste. Lingering slightly bitter aftertaste that is milder than Orval.

Medium bodied with only a hint of carbonation. Warming sensation and an excellent, smooth mouthfeel.

Very complex as the proper temperature is everything with this beer. I may have started with this one a little too cold but it really gets better as it warms. Very drinkable but too rare.

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,645 ratings.