St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into an official Bernadus chalice, at Mannequin Pis in Olney MD.
An absolutely gorgeous deep blood red and ruby garnet body color, with mahogany brown in the center. Minimal carbonation, and a thin bubbled light tan head. Manages to always keep a puck while drinking an minimal lacing.
Classic Belgian dark ale notes on the nose, but lighter. Some slight clove and fig, minimal wine like heat. Considerably lighter than I was expecting. Some small touches of cinnamon.
Much of the taste is no surprise from the bouquet. Light bodied and moderately carbonated, and some degree of brown sugar sticky coating in the palate. Light bodied fig and raisin, with some matching clove as well. Some very dry finish and almost mineral perrier tasting.
Overall not too bad, but it's hard for me to get excited about this style. Pretty much textbook, but missing lots of wow factor.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 03:24:39 | More by smakawhat
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.