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Brewed by Abdij St. Sixtus - Westvleteren
Style: Belgian Ale - Strong Dark
Westvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 2248   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer turns dark amber and is crowned with an abundant and strong wall adhesive head. The nose of the Westvleteren 8 is an attractive combination of green nuts, soft fruit and a touch of caramel. The different flavors of this beer lead to a harmonious yet complex taste sensation. You can taste the malts, as it were, right down to the peeling of the barley. The taste is rounded off with a surprisingly complementary and powerful hop bitterness.

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4.2
wilde_joost59 (1368) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2024
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2024 Thuis uit een flesje. Donkerbruin, mooi vol lichtbruin schuim. Aroma zacht caramel. Smaak vol, licht caramel en een lichte hint van koffie. Eerder lichtzoet dan bitter. Uitstekend.

4.2
Senap (966) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2023
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2024 Ordentligt med fyllighet och smak. Förvånansvärt torr med bara begränsad sötma. Frisk och fräsch!

4.2
bergstaden (7651) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2023
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2023 Dark amber with off white head - Malt aroma with some caramel notes - Malt body with some caramel flavours and dark fruity flavours with some hints of yeast - Malt with caramel and dark fruity flavours goes into the finish - This was real good

4.1
williamlantz (922) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2023
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2023 Dark brown amber colour with a fluffy head. Aroma: caramel, rye, malt, brown sugar, yeast, hint of nuts, cream, hint of cacao, some spices. Some fermented or dried fruits. Figs! Little alcohol. Taste: malt, roasted malt, brown sugar, hint of cacao, yeast, dried figs, raisins, grass. Some hop bitterness. Some alcohol. Well balanced. Spicy. Medium high bitterness. Full bodied. Deep yet fresh

4
DijkBier (3312) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2023
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2023 Happy that the brewery admits more distribution of this brew, so I can finally taste it (after probably having drunk it once long long ago). Bit hazy dark-brown pour with effervescent creme coloured head; decent retention. Aroma is not that strong; dark-roast malts and some brown or candy sugar. Taste is medium sweet, even a bit sugary, but still not too much, with a delicate dark bitter finish; doesn't last long though. Firm body, full mouth, and very strong carbo, that tickles the tongue. The well-balanced taste and mouth feel bring the majestic feeling of Westvleteren; an exemplary heavy Belgian double.

3.9
ippopotamo36 (4298) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 25, 2023
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2023 Bottle at home. Brune cola color with a very tick and frothy ivory-brown foam. Nose: burnt barley, very grassy hoppy aroma, leather. Mouth: very roasty malty taste, bitter aftertaste.

3.9
joe19612 (5260) - CAMBERLEY, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2023
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2023 Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a tight beige head, plenty of hops and malt in the aroma, the taste is medium bitterness with a soft dry malt finish.

3.9
snoworsummer (10022) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2023
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2023 Bottle at Least Trappiste. Pours bright nut brown with a thick, foamy beige head. Tastes like dark fruit, ash, wood, smooth booze, and faint tobacco. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dark fruit, wood, ash, tobacco, and caramel.

4.6
Luvystypotables (2676) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2023
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2023 Pours a hazy brown with a lasting foamy tan head. Nose is dried fruit with a hint of nuts. A smooth creamy mouth feel with an amazing taste of prunes and a bit of hazelnut.

4.4
goozen (5353) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2023 Bottle 0,33 ltr: Hazy dark brown coloured brew with an complex sweet bitter taste. Hints of caramel, chocolate, prunes, figs, dried fruit, spices and an little burn of alcohol.


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