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Westvleteren Extra 8

Westvleteren Extra 8

Rated 4.231 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren

Westvleteren, Flanders, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 8775 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank15
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank3 of 1170
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.293
Weighted Score4.231
Standard Deviation0.408

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  • CYBERCAT 9554 reviews
    rated 3.6 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours hazy chestnut with a nice buff head. Aroma presents woody, malty and pretzel tones. Flavor starts with malt and caramel, and earthy and woody notes come right behind. Mouthfeel presents good body and OK fizz. Not quite as Big Sister 12, but worthy.

  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 5.0 5 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I had this side by side with the 12, stuck viscoisity meter into both, and from what I can tell, two beers with identical colour, identical aromas, identical body, and identical flavours. I have to give them identical scores.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I had this beer out of the bottle at the Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. The bottle cap didn't have a stamp on it so I was unable to tell the age of the beer - I presumed it was relatively fresh. Bottom line, this beer was AMAZING. In fact, I think the fresh 8 is better than the fresh 12. The only reason the fresh 8 has a lower score than the 12 is b/c I have had a 5 year old aged 12 and that was INSANELY good. This beer had a WONDERFUL softness about it - very complex flavors of fig and hints of bananna. Little to no heat from the alcohol. A superb beer. Amazing. I have two sitting in my closet for enjoyment in about 5 years.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Dark browne with small light brown foam head. Aroma is strong bittersweet, caramel. Taste is nice bitter with just enough sweet caramel. Long dry small bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201301)

  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    C: solid brown, red edges, light brown head
    A: candy sugar, plums, raisins, yeast
    P: full bodied
    F: sweet malt, fruit, molasses
    O: In a lot of ways, this is similar to the 12, with everything dialed down a small notch

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    My wife gifted me a six pack of this for Christmas in 2011. Trademark unmarked bottle poured into a chalice - deep brown with a ton of carbonation. Familiar Westy scent - almost hard to describe but truly unique - earthy and deep with notes of raisins and dates. Truly amazing flavors with Belgian candy sugar being dominant while cold while raisins, figs, and dark fruits take note as the beer warms. Phenolic alocohol present and a earthy yeast lend to the finish. This is marvelous, and I like this almost as much as 12. It's superb!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    An outstanding Belgian. Aroma is a bit sour, probably the only detractor, other than that very solid. The mouthfeel is much lighter than 12, but flavor is quite similar. This was brought back by my good friend pfoxyjohn, can't thank you enough.

  • CYRENAICA 2072 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    330ml bottle
    9.1% ABV (as written on bottle)
    Bar Volo (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    July 26, 2012
    The beer poured a translucent deep mahogany colour with a generous, long lived, tan coloured head. Plenty of effervescence to keep the head alive. Aroma is dark malt, sugar, plums, and licorice. Definitely a very sweet nose. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with plenty of carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, dark fruit, yeast (and lots of it), some anise, and a bit of peppery spice. Not as good as the 12, but an outstanding beer all the same.

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    A solid Belgian ale. I paid $24 US for this bottle, and have another cellared. Price isn't an issue with this ale, as it's marked up by the seller due to its rarity. The drink looks and smells great, but tastewise, it's not going to knock you over. It's just a straightforward, solid Belgian drink. I haven't yet tasted the Blonde or the quadrupel by Westvleteren. This is my first drink of what they offer, and I'm so glad I finally had it. Recommended to anyone seeking this out with a purpose.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Sampled from bottle, thanks to Micah @ Choc. Pours murky mahogany with a thin head sustained by high carbonation. Dark pit fruit, candy, toasted malt aroma. Same flavors. Full body is made drinkable by low FG and high carbonation. Dangerously easy to drink... and wish I could drink a lot more.

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