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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,655 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,655
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1,204
Gots: 250 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from http://shop.belgianshop.com/ $30+shipping

Bottle stamped 08.10.13

Appearance: 2 bottle were shared among 3 people. Top of bottle is much lighter than bottom. Amber color in my glass.

Smell: Has a floral smell similar to the blonde by same brewery.

Taste: smooth dry beer. Very similar to the 12 from the same brewery.

Mouthfeel: Smooth

Overall: Only downside was price. Worth it for the experience.

chrislouden, May 02, 2011
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

DrinkSlurm, Sep 12, 2012
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,655 ratings.