Westvleteren Extra 8
Style Belgian Strong Ale
Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
The Westvleteren 8 is a sweetish beer with a rich, malty complexity and a medium to good carbonation. It boasts a variety of fruity aromas as cherry, raisins, fig and even melon.
A bit of spice and just a hint of bitterness are noticeable at the end. A very balanced, medium to full-bodied trappist that guarantees some smooth drinking... A very nice beer indeed.
As with the Westvleteren 12, this is certainly a beer that can be kept for a while and really does age and evolve rather well.
According to the monks only the blond one doesn’t keep. And the monks know best, so watch out for people claiming something different…
Similar to the 12 this is also a 'must have' for your beer cellar, if the hype is keeping you from stocking up on any… be the bigger man here. We can assure you, sooner or later you will have regrets if you pass by on the opportunity.