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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into a Trappist Westvleteren chalice.

The beer pours a deep burgundy color, hues of dark amber with some garnet highlights, fair opacity with a soft, fizzy and foamy bone colored head that has moderate retention and leaves little lace behind. The aroma is wonderful, lots of big yeasty fruit, fig, raisin, plum and cherry with plenty of rich, malted barley, some spice character, like an allspice component with a nice helping of brown and candi sugars. The flavors match very well, plenty of fruit, predominantly raisin and plum, heaps of rich malt flavor with a nice spice layer that blends the fruit and the malt so well while brown sugar is not forgotten and sweeps over the finish with some noticeable alcohol. The body is super crisp and lively, loads of zip that coats the mouth wonderfully well and finishes softly but full of energy.

Verdict: A masterful take on the dubbel and perhaps the best in show for that style, hard to find another contender this complex and well rounded. The balance is spot on and the depth and complexity of the flavors is inspired. The monks certainly know how to make a fine ale.

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Great Beer. Whoa! This beer here. I made a bad decision on drinking this beer after pounding down some St. Bernardis and Tripel. This beer has an intense taste. Strong as heck. This beer definitely leaves a lingering taste in your mouth. Cheerston this beer. Take your time with this one.

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 2,204 ratings
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