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St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Not Rated.
St. Bernardus Prior 8St. Bernardus Prior 8

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,854 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,854
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 100
Gots: 136 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark musty burgundian brown with tiny sediment particles clinching to the sides of the entire glass. The head is mountainous, dense and definately Belgian. Sheets of lacing left all over the glass with the head lasting the entire session. Rich aroma of red licorice, sweet malts, raisins, yeast and bread. A very vibrant and diverse flavor profile of caramel apples, raisins, figs, cane sugars, spices, sweet candy, yeast and alcohol. Trememdously balanced! Full mouthfeel and a smooth aftertaste that lingers on and on. Stupendous!

Crosling, Jan 11, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

xbrettfavrex, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle, the date says 070915.

Appearance: Looks brownish as it sits, but held to the light is a nearly clear (and clearing more as it warms) ruby color. The head is of course about as good as it gets-- tightly bubbled and neverending. Leaves sticky lacing.

Smell: Thank you to the St. B yeast which as always leaves a fantastic yeasty bready aroma beind as well as a little spicy clove. Raisins and cherries. Rich, complex, and malty sweet.

Taste: Lots of nice spice and some clove up front with the sweet maltiness. Again, dried dark fruits and huge bready yeast flavor. There's a slight tartness in the middle which is nice. Long finish.

Mouthfeel: This is a big feeling dubbel. Soft and slightly sticky. Love the ample carbonation-- gives a slight foaminess.

Drinkability: Its a great dubbel. One of the best.

rapidsequence, May 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a glass tulip goblet.

Appearance - Dark murky brown with a slight reddish hue. The head slightly tan/gray and very thick. It has excellent lace and stickiness as it goes down.

Smell - Very fruity and slightly sweet. I smell ripe dark fruits, some medium-crisp/lemony hops in the far-off background. Slight alcohol aroma at the end of the smell.

Taste - What is with St. Bernardus and making superbly flavored beer? This is excellent. Slightly sweet/fruity flavor right when it enters your mouth. The middle allows some of the alcohol to come through, along with some more crisp/lemony hops way in the back. It finishes with a slight flavor of coffee/caramel malt and the alcohol comes out nicely at this part of the taste. Superb flavor! Perfect!

Mouthfeel - Perfect carbonation, medium-body, velvety. It's not too dry...excellent.

Drinkability - This stuff goes down so easy, tastes so good, and smells like a bit of heaven.

Overall: You must have this beer!

dblinkhorn, Aug 08, 2006
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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,854 ratings.