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St. Bernardus Prior 8 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,789 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 92
Gots: 114 | 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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hippityhops85

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into St. B's chalice.

Pours dark brown and murky. Minimal head that just forms a ring around the circumference of the glass.

Nose has candied raisins, Belgian yeast, sweet malts.

Taste is dry with some beautiful spiciness and wonderful Belgian yeast flavors. Carbonation is spot on adding to the dryness. Incredibly smooth.

A quintessential Belgian dubbel in my opinion and one that all dubbels should be rated against. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 16:23:02 | More by hippityhops85
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2011 13:08:11 | More by nh2032
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells of sourdough and earthy yeast. The color of watered down coffee with a nice finger of tan head. Some of that breadiness comes back again in the palate, a bit dry and crisp with a medium body and some spicy alcohol. Definitely let it warm.

A nice dubbel, a little too brut for my taste but still a worthwhile visit.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 23:33:07 | More by JoeAmerican77
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mrunseen

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-23-2011 05:02:42 | More by mrunseen
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown into a Belgian beer glass with big frothy head, minimal lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt figs,raisins Belgian yeast stirs my senses. Not syrupy with plenty of ever essence and carbonation. Can smell that Belgian candied sugar.

Huge malt taste, smooth and creamy mouth feel, aftertaste of malt with hint of slight hint of hops.

Wonderful example of Belgian dubbel without the ass kicking ABV. If you have a taste for something Belgian on a lower scale, grab one of these. Getting more for those occasions.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:25:59 | More by Durtdiggler
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-22-2011 22:05:52 | More by brandoman63
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2011 04:12:49 | More by ElGallo
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-22-2011 02:23:31 | More by cowboy83
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-21-2011 15:35:25 | More by WillyMac
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2011 04:15:47 | More by chickenm
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DCon

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 33cl bottle from the International Tap House in Soulard (St. Louis), MO for $6. Poured from the orange labeled bottle & St. Bernardus Monk on the front into a 16oz iTap Pint Glass. Has a best before date of 06 01 16 on the back of the glass.

Aroma- Tons of honey and a bit of spice in his one. Has a strong noble hop aroma also but not quite the normal Dubbel aroma...

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has an average retention time. Has a dark copper body that has good depth. Leaves small sudsy lacing but sticks well.

Flavor- Very strong maltiness at the beginning and then very sweet with only a touch of honey. Very light hops and the bitterness level is as low as it can go, 1/10. More complexity could be better in this one.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and then just sweetness and palate lingering after the drink.

Overall Impression- I'm a huge fan of all other St. Bernardus brews, but this one falls short for me. Should have more body, carbonation, complexity, richness, and many more attributes. Nonetheless, enjoyed but would push you to get an Abt 12 or Pater 6 before this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 15:24:04 | More by DCon
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA

I don't think I can count how many times I've seen this beer around, but I never got around to trying it, always opting for it's bigger brother 12, if I'm in the mood for a St. Bernardus. Clear, chestnut brown color with a frothy off-white head that retained and laced well. Aroma of sweet malts and sugars, with notes of dried fruits. Taste was pretty much what I'd expect from a dubbel: candi sugar and caramel, lightly toasted bread, tones of dried plums and raisins, and a touch of vanilla. A bit of noticeable booze. Medium mouthfeel, and pleasantly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 15:14:55 | More by Rifugium
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. Poured a dark brown color with a decent white head that retained well. Beautiful lacing! Had an aroma of dark fruits, yeast and sweet malts. Yep, definitely a Belgian. Tasted of dark fruits (plums, cherries, figs), yeast and brown sugar. Not very complex, but well-balanced and enjoyable.

Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Smooth with a bit of a dry finish.

Overall, a good brew that was a good representation of the style. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 14:44:14 | More by MsRif
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-19-2011 13:54:13 | More by bacher468
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-19-2011 03:04:43 | More by bigdaddypolite
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-18-2011 03:50:44 | More by aanth
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theArchitect

Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-17-2011 02:17:15 | More by theArchitect
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-17-2011 02:08:25 | More by Photekut
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 22:02:01 | More by azorie
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-16-2011 21:42:24 | More by RyanPS
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allouez86

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-16-2011 21:23:39 | More by allouez86
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 03:43:33 | More by bpfrush
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 22:17:56 | More by BeerMe42
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 21:10:38 | More by HopStoopid120
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 18:21:28 | More by millelacsmark
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.