8,8 Premium Strong Beer | Brasserie de Saverne

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
8,8 Premium Strong Beer8,8 Premium Strong Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Saverne
France

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-08-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
2.87%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I bought this can in Zermatt Switzerland while on vacation. Just submitted an update that this beer is not retired. There was plenty of it in the COOP supermarket. That being said, this is a pretty average beer. Pours a completely clear dark gold color with some good carbonation, and a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, not all that pronounced.

Taste is malty with some grassy hops for balance. There is a bit of an alcohol presence but overall a fairly mild and pleasant lager flavor.

Mouthfeel is about average in richness with a bit of alcohol presence, fairly crisp and light for a high abv beer.

OK summertime drink, nothing outstanding.

 671 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this beer from my brother after his trip to Switzerland. Presented in a black can with a double yellow circle surrounding a large "8,8" and ringed with the words "strong beer" in English, French, German and Italian.
This beer poured a hazy wet-straw color with a large creamy white head that quickly dissolved down to a thin skim. 8,8 had a lot of small streams of carbonation rising to the surface.
Smell was of caramel and bready malt with light citrus and fruity aromas mingled in. Also a faint bite of alcohol.
Taste started off with caramel malt flavor lightly spiced with pepper. A hops bitterness comes on in the finish as does a mild alcohol flavor and warming sensation.
Feel is medium-bodied, creamy and smooth.
Overall, an interesting beer but nothing to get all worked up about. Alcohol flavor really becomes pronounced as 8,8 warms up to near room temperature, letting the drinker know that this is no beer to be pounded down. Thanks to my bro for setting me up with this one.

 998 characters

Photo of AmitC
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8,8 Premium Strong Beer from Brasserie de Saverne
3.48 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!