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St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Prior 8St. Bernardus Prior 8

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,764 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,764
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 85
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-27-2002)
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a stemmed chalice.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky reddish brown color with slight visibility and bubbles seen coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: Spicy yeast, caramel and bready malts, a little booze, apples, pears, grapes, and dried candy oranges.

Taste: Pretty tasty brew. Malty, spicy, fruity, a little booze, chewy, and delicious

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, spicy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and a little boozy.

Overall: Pretty solid dubbel and one of the originals that has stood the test of time. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 04:52:43 | More by Flounder57
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-13-2014 23:54:24 | More by JKV96
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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07-12-2014 18:53:09 | More by reaganrvltn
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2014 17:54:52 | More by gatorlove
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 18:00:57 | More by bowzer4birdie
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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dcisco44

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 22:32:44 | More by dcisco44
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2014 07:13:05 | More by tclipse
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark amber, quite clear with lots of carbonation. A nice beige head forms but turns into spotty lacing barely covering the chalice. Very fragrant with lots of fruit such as figs and raisins followed up by bready aromas. A bit lighter than expected with a touch of sweetness. Despite it's sweetness a touch of bitter is present making this a very refreshing brew. The taste follows through on the nose. There are other many other Dubbel's but this is a solid example that I would be hard pressed to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 15:33:31 | More by byronic
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle purchased from liquor store in Copenhagen. Served well chilled into whatever I could find unfortunately. Really need to bring some glass ware next time.

Appearance - clear honey brown color with some red hues. Small finger and a bit of white head, dissipates fairly quick. Crazy amount of visible carbonation.

Smell - cherries and chocolate dominate like a cherry cheesecake almost. Some caramel aroma blended into to smooth out the aroma even more. Delightful.

Taste - like the nose, with cherries and chocolate although the flavour doesn't truly overwhelm or coat the mouth. Slightly boozy finish in the aftertaste. Cherry and raisin come out more as it warms. A little bit nutty too.

Mouthfeel - exceptionally lively for carbonation, boozy, but not to the point of overkill and slightly dry finish.

Overall - great dubbel that didn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,764 ratings.