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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

1,892 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,892
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 103
Gots: 146 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

CelticAleMan, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

plinythederek, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

andilane, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of BeerBuilder
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby brown is color with a thick tan head. The aroma is malty, sweet candi sugars, spicy yeastiness, with a dark fruity, breadiness. The flavor is yeasty, and malty. It has a raison and date-like flavor, with some rum like qualities. It has a soft bready flavor as well. It is very light and fluffy in the texture and rather smooth drinking. I am a big fan of the dubbels, and this is no exception. A very well done beer.

BeerBuilder, Nov 13, 2004
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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 an excellent rich, copper-colored body with a great thick and sticky, bone-white head. Great lacing.

Rich, grainy aroma with dark fruits and some orange scents mixed in. Caramel, toffee, toasted bread...

Sweet caramel malt taste, buttressed with a slight phenol and alcohol taste that lasts through the finish.

Rich mouthfeel, heavy bodied, sticky yet smooth from the carbonation.

Damn tasty! Rich, complex, and quite enjoyable overall. Highly recommended...

beergoot, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Googs, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SammyJaxxxx, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Evan47, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

barbellsNbeers, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Egotript, Nov 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tedho21, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

boudreaux, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

wiscokid920, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mecummins, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

arkansastroy, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Cs1987
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Gushed on opening, and poured a finger and a half of head. Dark with lots of suspended particles.

Smell - Very strong and complex. Probably the best dubbel odour I've experienced.

Taste - This is about as intense as dubbels get without crossing ocer into the quadrupel category. This even has some of the sharpness in the taste that differentiates Abt 12 from other quadrupels. Lots of dark fruits backed up with some spice, with a pretty much perfect sweetness level.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and smooth.

Drinkability - Very good for the style and ABV.

Overall - This is much more than just a lighter Abt 12. Amazing.

Cs1987, Sep 05, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Reinbeck11, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

davelikesfish, May 03, 2012
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Brianito, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

HamGlade10, Jul 19, 2014
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bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,892 ratings.