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

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Blue Cap)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2001

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into Westvleteren Chalice. Thanks to Kendall for hooking this up.

A. Pours a 2+ finger slightly off white head. Great retention. Thick lacing. Color is a rich chestnut brown.

S. Nice caramel malt sweetness and dark fruit. Raisins, brown sugar, plums, figs, a little dark grape. Really impressive dubbel smell. Some quads don't smell this good.

T. Caramel, dark fruit, raisins, figs, just a wee bit of dark grape. Nice sweet taste. Well this tastes like the best dubbel, I have ever had. Really tastes like some of the best quads out there. Just a bit lighter in flavors and mouthfeel.

M. Creamy texture. Medium bodied. A touch of lingering sweetness. Medium carbonation.

O. One of the best dubbels I have had. Really not all that different in smell, taste, and mouthfeel than a lot of quads. Not as flavorful or as much mouthfeel as 12 but this is an excellent beer. Westvleteren makes 3 very excellent beers, I am glad I have had the opportunity to try all 3.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found a few bottles of this in Brussels along with the Westvleteren blonde, although unfortunately not the 12. Poured into a Westvleteren chalice in Bruges.

A- Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, lively carbonation, produces a thin white head that diminishes to a thin film.

S- Very fruity, figs and dates, some caramel and malts with a bit of spice.

T- Lots of fruit again, loads of dark fruity flavors like figs, raisins and dates along with some anise spiciness and sweet alcohol. Excellent malt backbone with juicy bread, molasses, and some dry grains towards the finish. Yeast and mild hop bitterness are noticeable in the background.

M- Medium bodied, full carbonation, slightly slick but rich feel.

O- An astonishing beer, I've never had a dubbel that can even compare with this.

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 2,215 ratings