Westvleteren 8 (330ml)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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.
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.
As with any of the beers the Sint-Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren has produced since 1831, the recipe is kept as secret as that of Coca-Cola. As the brewery is located in the heart of a region in West Flanders called ‰ÛÏhops country‰ we know that most of the hops used, if not all, are produced locally in and around Poperinge. The yeast used in the process comes from the Abbey of Westmalle.