- Brewery: Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
- Country: Belgium
- Style: Trappist Ale - Abbey Dubbel
- ABV: 8.0%
- Volume: 330ml
Westvleteren 8 is 12’s little and lesser known brother. It’s sadly also sometimes less appreciated, and is said by some to be the least popular (recognised by its blue bottle cap) of the active varieties made by the Sint-Sixtus monks.
But these are just opinions and malicious gossip and could be considered normal when your big brother is an international rock star and your little sister happens to be a fresh, crisp blonde.
The truth is that they are three different and very individual beers, this makes them almost impossible to compare to one another.
Westvleteren 8 has his fair share of worldwide followers as well - and do not be mistaken, this beer is as elusive as any other Westy. It also pops up in the same listings and rankings of top beers . Proving along the way, that it’s all just a matter of public relations and personal taste…