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

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Belgium
sintsixtus.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Blue Cap)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,159
Reviews:
819
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
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Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite ascetic as other Wv beers.
Excellent look, eternal as hell retention, tons of laces and foam rocks.
Rather ordinary aroma characteristrics - caramel, dark fruits.
Taste -
Medium body and carbomnation, nutty on a palate.
Fantastically balanced, but not the best dubbel.

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Photo of ToddBeans
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pletser
3.27/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FBarber
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy brown/dark red, nice white head

S - the highlight of the beer. A lots of dark fruits. Mostly dates, vinous notes. Quite complex

T - Vinous and a lot about dark fruits, spicy and tannin full taste. The hops are floral. Same grain presence you can find in Westmalle Dubbel. The taste is quite dry even if the smell make you wish for a more sweet taste

M - chewy, moderate carbonation.

O - A very nicely crafted dubbel. It has the complexity of a quadrupel without the Abv. It hits you nonetheless. This bottle is a year old. I think it might be even better with some more years to round it up

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily the best dubbel I've ever had. It's truly remarkable what Westy can do. Can't imagine ever having a better double. Mild caramel flavor and infinitely smooth.

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Photo of Nachos4two
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. 2016 vintage. Dark fruit, brown sugar, a bit of rye/bread notes and the classic fruity Belgian yeast. Well done!

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Photo of edthehead
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - light brown semi transparent with off white head. Lacing looks like glitter in the light.

Aroma - Raisins, plums, bread, molasses candied sugar.

Taste - Very similar to the aroma lots of dark fruit an bread Belgian yeast and candied brown sugar.

Feel - Medium bodied no sign of the alcohol.

Overall - An amazing beer, great flavors wonderful feel.

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Photo of DraftDaddy
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UcDru
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaron73
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bottle from a beer store in Brugge.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corm44
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakeScully
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is very rare to find this one where I live. And not cheap either. But it's a legendary beer if course.

33cl bottle poured into a teku glass offering a brownish foam lasting for a while.

Smells and taste incredible. Flavors of sugar, red wine, nuts, all being incredibly complex and balanced.

Overall a god of a beer but I havent tried the 12 quite yet, and according to some it's even better and arguably one if the best beer on this planet.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaisee
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edhizdeid
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mbo108
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.48 out of 5 based on 2,159 ratings.
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