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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

1,791 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,791
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 94
Gots: 114 | FT: 5
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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tastybeerinmybelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-04-2013 03:54:32 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-12-2014 23:41:03 | More by yeaprolly
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2014 01:11:39 | More by funkel81
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MatthewPlus

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-25-2013 14:56:00 | More by MatthewPlus
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Jmamay22

New York

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
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Theshooster

Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-10-2012 04:58:52 | More by Theshooster
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-28-2013 01:07:35 | More by King_KongDCO93
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-14-2013 01:29:12 | More by AOShabaz
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-17-2012 17:54:27 | More by DBosco
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-28-2013 18:20:38 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Hillbilly

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-16-2013 03:22:36 | More by Hillbilly
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joemochas

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-20-2014 23:58:25 | More by joemochas
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-28-2012 17:49:11 | More by DioS
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josvemden

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-05-2014 20:58:26 | More by josvemden
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XenonX

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-23-2013 17:12:17 | More by XenonX
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-27-2014 03:56:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-15-2014 14:05:27 | More by leroybrown10
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sleuthdog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-09-2012 22:31:50 | More by sleuthdog
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-06-2014 22:03:14 | More by Gagnonsux
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-11-2013 22:32:33 | More by Norseman
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-28-2013 03:29:08 | More by MNBeer1017
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qazeqaz

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-29-2014 14:54:42 | More by qazeqaz
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-23-2014 16:11:21 | More by thufflife
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-19-2014 17:28:45 | More by jim_carignan
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,791 ratings.