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

Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII)
BA SCORE
4.48/5
2,186 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#136
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
2,186
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
1,439
Gots:
454
Trade:
24
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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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

Photo of Chris-1911
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dVinci
4.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Sean32
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bigbens42
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Westvleteren goblet. Purchased at The Bottle Shop in Brugge, Belgium.

Pours a muddy brown body with pretty heavy sediment and a frothy, thick off-white head that reduces very slowly, eventually leaving a one finger layer of retention and thick lacing.

Aromas are sweet with molasses, raisins, dark fruit, toffee, a little metallic, roasty malt, and candied sugar.

On the tongue is a lightly sweet maltyness, candied Belgian sugar, lots of molasses and brown sugar as the nose suggested, followed by lightly roasted malt and raisins, finishing with dark fruits and fig. Mouthfeel is superb, this is very drinkable for 8%, medium-low carbonation with a medium-heavy rich body.

As good as expected, one of the best representations of the Dubbel style with no off taste whatsoever.

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Photo of South2NW
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RMW66
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whattheshelley
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dreyski
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rabbott2
3.71/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage drank in a snifter on 2/5/17

L-heavily carbonated, deep caramel brown, kinda thin
S-sugary malts, raisin, caramel, sweet
T-a little smoke, raisin, caramel, fig, sugary
F-thin, drinkable for sure
O-glad I got to try this one. I'm not a huge dubbel guy, but it is a very well done beer for the style.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
3.97/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 2,186 ratings
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