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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

1,832 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,832
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 99
Gots: 131 | FT: 5
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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ke1

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -76%

12-24-2011 22:22:19 | More by ke1
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2011 06:06:52 | More by TheBishopco
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fx20736

New York

2.93/5  rDev -29.6%

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.

12-21-2011 19:31:37 | More by fx20736
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2011 06:16:59 | More by CelticAleMan
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match1112

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -16.3%

my second one out of the gift pack. pours a dirty brown color with a small tan head that leaves minimal lacing. smell is of raisins, prunes, roasted malt and spice. taste is right on with the nose except that the spice is more present in the flavor. has a some what creamy mouthfeel to it with a dry spicy finish. not liking this one as much as i did the pater 6.

12-20-2011 17:52:06 | More by match1112
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-19-2011 01:05:46 | More by boudreaux
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-17-2011 03:09:47 | More by trojankeg
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2011 04:42:46 | More by ThirstyHerf
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kbnooshay

New York

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%

Dubbel. Not one of my favorite styles(unless its an Ommegang Abbey!). They tend to be one dimension but the complex ones thrill me. Just gimme a quad.

Anywho...
This poured a dark amber/chestnut color with a creamy off white head. This smells like mincemeat pie and fig newtons. In terms of flavor this is one of the most raisiny sweet belgians i have ever had. REALLY raisiny. I love the slightest hint of cherries! Sweet maltiness and brown sugar all ova da place. Moderate creamy mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation prickle. I am halfway and getting lots warmth from this one.

Of course its good. Its St. Bernadus!!!!

12-16-2011 01:15:13 | More by kbnooshay
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stevoj

Idaho

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-15-2011 19:38:52 | More by stevoj
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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-15-2011 17:15:29 | More by throwback
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FarmerTed

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-15-2011 03:11:45 | More by FarmerTed
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AARomanov

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A - Pours a dark mahogany with a very light tan head. The head disappeared quite quickly.

Ar - I have a cold.

T - There is a subtle sweetness to this beer. Malt forward with a dry, crisp and almost fruity finish. As the beer warms up, a little bit of the alcohol heat can be felt in the middle and the light hop bitterness comes through at the end.

D - A good beer to sip on while working. I'm not a particular fan of dubbles but I would never turn this down. Though multiple would be tough for those are more accustomed to lighter beers.

12-15-2011 00:33:27 | More by AARomanov
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. Dark mahogany color with one finger light tan head. Fair lacing.

Malty smell with some ripe fruit.

Sweet tasting. Prunes and toasted malt. Can't taste any alcohol. Very mild bitterness.

Good carbonation. Moderate body. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Overall it is a nice beer. Not too heavy.

12-15-2011 00:10:13 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2011 19:52:58 | More by DeutschesBier
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Theitos

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-13-2011 00:16:09 | More by Theitos
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Mreyes69

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2011 00:08:29 | More by Mreyes69
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animal69

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-11-2011 05:39:10 | More by animal69
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2011 23:09:01 | More by brokentee
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-09-2011 21:35:27 | More by JCFinn
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-09-2011 04:08:09 | More by rab53
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-08-2011 22:55:26 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2011 18:46:56 | More by Stouttyme
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Pepe1

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-08-2011 00:51:31 | More by Pepe1
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-06-2011 18:51:06 | More by kjkinsey
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.