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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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1,856 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,856
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 99
Gots: 137 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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Sheldog, Aug 30, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

prior 8 is a real delight. i dont know how so much time in beer has gone by without me trying this ever, but it must have somehow slipped through the cracks. shame on me, because this is a real beauty. a classic dubbel in style, maybe the classic version. not quite as legendary as their quad i dont reckon, but its there in quality. dark muddy amber colored brew, hazy with yeast sediment and a speckled off white head, thick and full of tiny bubbles that keep on holding up. notes of dried fruit dominate here, raisins and plums both come to mind, even figs and molasses, the additional sugar here is super raw, and not all the way fermented out by the dusty spicy belgian strain. not a ton of lingering sweetness, appropriate levels for the style, but there is a real richness created in the texture of this beer. a long experience, yeast and grain driven equally, but showing a higher level of refinement than even the offerings from other belgian monastic types. lighter in body than the quad, but still big, maybe a bit more drinkable. the fruit tones are awesome and permanent, this is a memorable brew, drinking well easier than 8% abv. worth double what they ask for it in my opinion.

StonedTrippin, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a deep rich brown with a bit of copper/amber at the edges. Good fluffy off-white head, Good head retention and excellent lacing.

Defintie malt smell, as well as some spice

Taste is malt forward. Slight dark fruit notes, but not as noticeable. Slight spiciness on the finish. Things like mulling spices, especially allspice.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, but light enough to be very enjoyablke.

Very good beer.

BigRedDog, Aug 16, 2014
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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,856 ratings.