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Brewed by Abdij St. Sixtus - Westvleteren
Style: Belgian Ale - Strong Dark
Westvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 2177   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.

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4.2
DraftDodger (3612) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2020 Copenhagen 27/5 2018. 33 cl bottle from Den Belgiske Ølbutik, Jyllingevej, Vanløse. A bottle of it's own distinct design. No label but blue cap where I can see that this is Westvleteren 8. Pours very dark brown with big off-white head. Settles as 3 cm thick blanker of fluffy foam. Substantial lacing. Aroma is a little subdued due to the massive amount of foam. But it gets stronger as the beer warms up. Aroma is sweetish with caramel, sugar, lightly roasted malts, humid cellar and damp old newspapers. Medium carbonation. Medium thick texture. Flavor is (only) medium sweet. Followed by a quite strong bitterness with an acidic hint. Aftertaste is bitter. Lingering. Always hard to form an opinion on such a celebrity beer. I like the balance between the sweet and the bitter and I am surprised of the lightness of the beer. Especially the well balanced flavor hits the mark (and my taste buds).

4.5
darkseduction (908) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2020 Flasche 33cl. Auch 8 Jahre nach MHD noch äußerst komplex, es fehlt Kohlensäure. Kakao, Lakritz, Nelken.

3.8
Salmaneser (304) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2020 33 cl bottle at home. Drank on February 13th 2020 as Westvleteren 8 (8,0%). Not a fan of brown beer, but this is more than ok.

4.3
felixguo97 (14) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2020 Taste of bitter hops with roasted coffee and cocoa, light nuts. Medium carbonation, slight acidity but only barely.

4.3
Mikkolovesbeer (124) - - FEB 2, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2020 Very balanced and complex flavor profile. Malts and fruit, smooth and rich. Very long lingering aftertaste.

4.1
maciejgmaciej (1435) - POLAND - JAN 19, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2020 Bardzo fajnie na początku słodkie, śliwkowe nuty, trochę słodu, potem wyraźne bardzo przyprawy, mocno pracują drożdże, nie za dużo ciała, ale przyjemne na podniebieniu, na początku słodkie, potem całkiem wytrawne. Wygląda idealnie, brunatne, mętne, z bardzo gęstą pianą.

3.5
mieszal92 (1836) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Trochę tych pestek malinowych, herbaciane, biszkoptowe z trochę karmelu, spore wysycenie. Ogólnie nuda i nic szczególnego. 3.5

3.5
Cybuch (1895) - Muszyna, POLAND - JAN 9, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2020 W aromacie karmel, maliny. Barwa brązowa, piana zbyt obfita. W smaku półwytrawny początek, na finiszu słodkawe i kwaskowe. Pełne, lekko drewniane, czerwone owoce. Goryczka niska, przyjemna. Piłem lepsze bsa, średniawka.

5
esmith747 (14) - Wylie, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2020 A touch of chocolate. Really smooth. Poured with a bit too much head, but quickly worked through that. Amazing balance and smell. Highly recommended.

4.1
dantomlinson (1095) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2019 2013 bottle cellared till 2019. Light brown appearance. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, sweet and malt. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, malt and fruity.


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