St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This dubbel pours a chestnut brown with hues of ruby red. There is a significant two finger off white head that holds well. Spotty lacing left on my empty snifter.
Smells of Belgian yeast and candy sugars. Also sports a fruity bouquet of boozy vanilla cherries.
Very sweet, but missing some of the vanilla and cherries of the nose. Begins sweet with candy sugar and progresses to Belgian yeast. Finishes with a very slight hint of cherry and dry with warming alcohol.
Almost too thin of a mouthfeel, but the strong Belgian carbonation helps create an unreal smoothness. Very drinkable, but I don't think I could manage much beyond the twelve oz. I've consumed. I admit I'm rarely wowed by any dubbel, but this is a great job from an amazing brewery.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2007 01:18:02 | More by Jmamay22
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium deep reddish-brown color with a light haze and a one finger white head. The head faded over time to give a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruit aromas of prune, raisin, fig, and some cherry. These sweeter fruit flavors are also complimented by some aromas of a bready malt as well as some molasses. Overall the aroma is sweet and delicious.
Taste – The taste begins more on the maltier side with hints of a roasted malt and brown bread. These flavors quickly sweeten as the dark fruit flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. These tastes are mixed with a caramel and molasses flavor which greatly sweeten the profile. At the end of the taste, some boozy and vanilla flavors meet the tongue and take the taste to the end.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly higher side with some nice creaminess and has a carbonation level being just below average.
Overall – A tasty brew, but in comparison to its bigger brother 12 it is nothing to really pine for. For the dubbel style it is more towards the top of the line, but not the best out there (at least in my opinion)
Serving type: on-tap
08-08-2012 01:05:45 | More by Darkmagus82
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,791 ratings.