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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

1,944 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 104
Gots: 161 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 1,944 | Reviews: 974 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

ke1, Dec 24, 2011
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2.15/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

04 08 10. Poured into a chalice, with a multi-colored head that's stained several shades of Kool-Aid; interestingly, this beer was much much darker in the glass that it was in the bottle. A simple review of the nose and flavor profile would consist of two words: "beer pez." Sickeningly saccharine sweet, with noticable candi sugar priming. This beer has many similar elements evident in the quadruppel, but somehow they come across as flaws here. Carmel malt pez candy is the obvious one. Sugar in the Raw. Mouthfeel is too chalky for the body, another "flaw" I don't mind with the 12. Lots of tiny bubbles. Too much flavor, and not enough of the right flavors. Not for me.

rayjay, Mar 07, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

cornpone, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of RustythePelican
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a nice dark red-brown from an 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. I was looking forward to this, as I enjoyed a St. Bernardus Pater 6 the night before.

This beer is a one-trick pony. It offers one taste, which is hard to put my finger on. Raisin? Carob? Molasses? I'm not sure, but it's a little too "rustic" for my taste. I'll try this again in a few months - perhaps I had a bad bottle.

RustythePelican, Dec 06, 2006
Photo of SometimesIfart
2.9/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very dark murky brown with a massive off white bubbly head.

S - Hay, odd malt.

T - Chocolate malt, alcohol, slightly fruity. Honestly prefer the 6.

M - Medium bodies with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, definitely not as good as what I was hoping.

SometimesIfart, Dec 20, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 0z bottle into a chalice, served at cellar temp, so ~ 59f.

Darkish Ochre supports an offwhite to light tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma; subdued maltiness with a touch of sugar.

Mouthfeel: slightly thinnish

Taste: Somewhat sour, very plummy with a thin sugar veneer for balance.

Notes: Sourness plays a big part here. There is a slight bitter 'aspirin' taste and a just a touch of sweetness. Not sure if I would want to drink more.

fx20736, Dec 21, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer had a medium sized ivory head that contained fine-small sized bubbles.The body was slghtly hazy with some carbonation noted.The hue of this beer was brown and the nose was that of alcohol and malt.The flavor was malty and hoppy.The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth, tingly, watery, and light-medium bodied.This beer also had average lacing.

hotstuff, Aug 25, 2003
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

beergorrilla, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jcruelty, May 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

crosenkrantz, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

thegrimone, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Rusty_Pabst, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

TR0219, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

WckdVbz, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

aanth, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

FarmerTed, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

CraftBeerGuild, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

mhbarber, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Beerrob, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Kungom, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a deep cloudy brown with an off white root beer style head.

S - Strong spices and sweet malts dominate this nose.

T - It almost has a brown sugar taste, but it is dominated by a maple malt flavor that is very sweet

M - Sharp and bitter on the palete. there is a lot of carbination.

D - this is a very good dubbel. With some warmth it could be better.

quasimoto, Apr 16, 2006
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jkball01, Jan 13, 2013
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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.