St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,788 | Reviews: 965 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
33cl brown bottle with a “drink before end of 2004” on the side of the label. Sediment is a bit restless so with ¼ of the bottle left I stopped pouring.
Appearance: Good foaming action from a very active carbonation at the start. The lace stays as long as the beer is there with some clinging activity.
Smell: Creamy aroma of a cream soda, very faint buttery diacetyl, solvent alcohol and some dark fruit to mix things up.
Taste: Big and flexing malt presence, a real mellow twang and bready grain ride upfront. Carob and chicory come from the dark malts, residual dextrin trickle down the taste buds with a nutty almond like flavour. Light on the hops but a rounded phenolic flavour helps to balance. Slightly sweet finish with a growth of alcohol warmth in the end.
Mouthfeel: Plush smoothness rolls around in the mouth and the perfect level of carbonation rushes through.
Drinkability & Notes: A tasty little brown brew that has more punch than it shows. Well worth the try and if you like sweet dark brews this is a must.
Thanks to D & V International for the sample. http://www.specialtybeer.com
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2003 20:02:40 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.