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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

1,757 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,757
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 85
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
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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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
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2011 17:48:10 | More by jophish17
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2011 03:14:10 | More by Mtnbeerman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-05-2011 21:51:24 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

This beer is a tad colder than it should be for the optimal enjoyment. I am going to attempt to drink it slow and allow it to warm a bit.

The beer pours a dark brown with a huge head that disappeared quickly. The head left no lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet with dried fruits like raisins and prunes. The initial flavor is very sweet like the fruit flavors. The middle rounds out a bit with a molasses like sweetness an the end is a somewhat spiced dryness. The alcohol is only mildly present in the taste.

The mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery and not quite what I was expecting. The carbonation level is also a bit high, which I feel is also the case with their Pater 6.

This is a nice beer but just like their Pater 6 is doesn't stack up at all to their ABT 12.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 16:00:03 | More by jifigz
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-04-2011 03:49:58 | More by bigred89
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-03-2011 19:09:49 | More by deapokid
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 Oz poured into St. Bernardus Goblet.

A- Muddy brown with 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, mine had a bunch of little particles in it which isnt uncommon for the style but not exactly attractive.
S- Sweet raisins and figs up front, some belgian yeast but its a really fruity smelling beer. Some roasted malt but mostly the dark fruits come through.
T- Not as fruity as the smell leads me on but there is still a good presence of dark fruits. A nice breaddy taste that I love, some caramel and roasted malts. Honestly, this thing is hard to pick out individual flavors because its so well blended and balanced.
M- Holy crap, LOTS, I mean LOTS of carbonation. really comes alive in your mouth, but in my opinion, its a little overkill. Leaves you with a dry aftertaste.
O- I had just tried the Pater 6 and thought it was excellent and was hoping this would be the same but a tiny bit better but i actually prefer the 6. Having said that, its a great brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 12:00:02 | More by TwelveOunces
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ahq514

Illinois

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

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into st bernardus chalice.

Pours a deep brown color. Has a solid one finger head that eventually diminishes to a fluff atop the beer. Seems to have low carbonation. Nice spots of lacing.

Has a strong malt presence in the nose. Sweet dark fruits are dominant in the nose. The main difference between this and the 6 seems to be that this one has a sweeter and stronger malt presence. The yeast characteristics really come through more in the nose as well, getting more belgian spiciness.

Tastes just like it smells. Strong sweet malt right up front, followed by strong dark fruits. A nice dose of spiciness from the yeast. Matches the aroma very well. Touch of alcohol on the finish.

Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Good drinkability.

Overall a good beer and similar to the 6, but it seemed to impress me slightly less. Still, a really good belgian beer. Would enjoy it again without question.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:38:44 | More by ahq514
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-02-2011 22:11:50 | More by charladam
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-01-2011 23:27:52 | More by rekel
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-01-2011 23:08:38 | More by uturn
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blange3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-01-2011 21:03:16 | More by blange3
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-01-2011 03:22:25 | More by barnzy78
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Kromes

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a goblet. Hazy dark brown with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Dark fruits, plum, roasted malt, a touch of clove.

T: A much bigger dark fruit flavor than the Prior 6. Some raisin and plum with the roasted malt and belgian yeast flavors. The beer finishes with a mildy clove fruity flavor with a little alcohol.

M: Medium body and high carbonation provide a spicy feel. The beer does foam up a bit.

O: Very good dubbel. I like this dubbel much more than the Prior 6. It is interesting how different the two actually are within the same style.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:08:07 | More by Kromes
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-28-2011 02:38:00 | More by Joshgonzales79
St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,757 ratings.