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

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4.48/5
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2,198 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#134
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
2,198
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
1,436
Gots:
457
Trade:
24
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
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4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a Leffe chalice.

A: The body is dark brown with a high haziness but not "dirty". Head has an amazing retention at one finger thick and is white. Plus, lots of lacing.
S: The aroma has tons of things. Raisins, blackberries, other berries, dark fruits, belgian ale yeast and a roasty malt profile. It's really amazing despite not being my type of beer. Alcohol is noticeable.
T: The taste has a beginning with raisins and blueberries. There's also a sense of dried fruits. In the back, a belgian yeast covers every flavour graciously, including the roastiness of the malts. Well done indeed.
M: Body is medium high. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is noticeable after the swallow, slightly. Really good.
O: Only my second Westy, and but thankfully also as good as 12. Remarkable despite being far from my kind of dubbels. Praise this beer!

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

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

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4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from bottle. Tasted head to head with Westy 12. Pours a dark brown with off white head identical to Westy 12. Aroma is not near as strong but similar. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, maple syrup, toffee. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than Westy 12 but still chewy and sticky. Flavors of brown sugar, maple syrup, figs, plums, raisins, caramel, toffee. Overall excellent for being the little brother to 12.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 2,198 ratings
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