Thursday, December 16, 2010

Westvleteren 8 tasting

Westvleteren 8 tasting

When Evan went to Belgium in 2008, he bought several bottles of the Westvleteren beer from the St. Sixtus' Abbey. The Westvleteren 12 was drunk last year, but he held on to a bottle of Westvleteren 8 to celebrate his dissertation defense, which happened November 19 (hooray, Evan!). So on Monday, the 8 was broken out for a taste.

Westvleteren 8 tasting

Evan was anxious about whether the beer would be skunked, but it tasted nice and malty. He also fretted about how it tasted different than it did at the abbey. Being that the beer made it from Belgium to Pennsylvania to California and stored for 2 years, I was impressed that it was still carbonated.

Westvleteren 8 tasting

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