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

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BA SCORE
4.48/5
Outstanding
2,190 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:
#136
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
2,190
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
1,437
Gots:
457
Trade:
24
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,190 |  Reviews: 826
Photo of delgotit99
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

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

Better than Westy 12

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Photo of Dzu
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into WV glass. BB 21/08/17 on cap.
L: Turbid dark brown with suspended solids and medium white foam head.
S: Old wine, raisin , caramel, dark fruits.
T: Tart, sweets, plums.
F: Medium carbonation and tight body. Not boozy at all.
O: Great balanced dubbel. One of the best I've had.

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

Photo of Trosevear
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lr300
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Drank 01-23-16.

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

Photo of JRod1969
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of CPAles
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was murky brown in color with hazy highlights and mocha colored bubbles.

Smell - The beer had a smooth malty nose.

Taste - I initially noted that the beer was somewhat perfume. I detected notes of incense, chai, and a fairly strong grape presence. The beer was not entirely malty, But had that for presence. Grapes come through more strongly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The beer was smooth, going down easy with little carbonation.

Overall - I feel like this is a great tripel, not too heavy on the yeast and very smooth. Certainly worth seeking

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

l: mud brown body, 1 finger tan head, good retention and some lacing
s: fig jam, dates, a little caramel and smokiness
t: similar to the nose but a bit less bright and sweet
m: average carbonation, nice body
o: amazing beer - not a style i go to often but would love to have one of these every time i do

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had 10/14/16 at home. One of three westy's I had mailed to me. This is full of dark malt, plum, and almost a champagne carbonation and effervescence. The best Dubbel I've ever had.

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Photo of berto714
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Bold, bread, rye, malts, roasted notes with dark fruit like plums and alcohol finish. Dark bread rye nose. Mahogany, clear, big foamy head with sticky lace. Medium/full body. A robust Belgian ale with traditional yeasts.

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

Service: Bottle
Bottled: Dec-2-2015 (lid date says 2018)
Merci beaucoup, Nico!!

A:
Pours opaque dark brown with BIG, thick khaki head that slowly eases down. (4.5)

S:
Clean, sweet notes of cherries and wood, wet soil, cocoa powder, oak. (4.25)

T:
Thick, layered malt flavors. Dark bread and cherries, wood, earthy background, tobacco, subtle boozy herbal bite at the end. (4.25)

M:
Fizzy, medium- body, relatively fluffy, sweet/not sticky, alcohol fairly well-hidden. (4)

O:
Very good.
This is a medium sweet beer as far as some dubbels go as far as I am concerned. There is a noticeable woody, earthy, herbal gash in the middle of it that makes it nice and stand out from something like Westmalle (my personal favorite). It still has the delicious cherry-mud taste that classics have. I would be really curious to try a fresher bottle as I feel like it might be a little more cohesive and smooth.
Good overall, though. (4.25)

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Photo of FreshZ
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | 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 2,190 ratings
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