St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out of the 750 ml bottle (corked) a coppery brown with a huge, tight, firm head 1 1/2 - 2". Head drops slowly & evenly, leaving good lace.
Smell is malty, fruity (raisins, cherries, apples), spice and light hops. Sweet with an acidic note.
Taste more of the same, malty, fruity, light hoppiness, spice, alcohol late. A tangy note detected. A nice complexity.
Mouthfeel is smooth, very smooth, medium/full bodied, effervescent on the tip of the tongue.
Drinkability is quite high, finished the whole 750ml myself in about an hour from the uncorking. Flavor broadened somewhat as it warmed with no bitterness or off-putting characteristics at all. A wonderful example of the Belgian art, though I prefer the 10 & 12 more.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2004 01:23:27 | More by PorterLambic
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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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