Prior 8
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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From:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #6
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,988
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 8.65%
Reviews:
1,167
Ratings:
2,714
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 16, 2024
Added:
Sep 27, 2002
Wants:
  184
Gots:
  461
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Rated by brianstrong2 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid at every corner
Feb 16, 2024
 
Rated: 4.52 by Supper1

Jan 30, 2024
 
Rated: 4.26 by dhebert87 from Texas

Jan 21, 2024
 
Rated: 4.6 by Beecham from California

Jan 12, 2024
 
Rated: 3 by SeanP99 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2024
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Reviewed by solok from California

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark chestnut color. Light but persistent head. Applesauce smell. Surprisingly light for a dubbel. Fundamental flavor of apple cider. Notes of cardamom. Some ethanol taste. No hop bitterness. Virtually none of the base notes typical of a dubbel. Gentle effervescence.
Dec 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by Mavigo from Michigan

Dec 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.13 by jak from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle - Pours a lovely chestnut brown with a 2 finger off white foam head which has good retention and it has lively carbonation. On the nose, a fantastic sweet aroma of dark dried fruit and sweet biscuity malt but hints of bready malt are present too. Taste follows the nose and it's just a lovely sweet, malty beer with the faintest spice for good measure. Great mouthfeel, top notch dubbel.
Dec 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Dec 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.54 by ShadowVolt from Japan

Dec 01, 2023
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Rated by eluvah from New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had the pleasure of drinking this in Delerium village.
Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.03 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle best by 01/07/26 into a Watu chalice.
L: Pours dark murky brown with a ruby hue, has a somewhat thin light tan head that is slightly soapy, good fine carbo bubbles, no lacing. *This was a slow pour.
S: Red wine tannins, dried fruits, a hint of wood cask, a light note of booze.
T: Complex and moderately full-flavored. Lightly sweet caramelized dark fruits, floral, apple, chocolate, sort of spicy, plum, honeycomb, cork, rum cake, a hint of booze, raisins, toasted grains, notes of brown bread and leafy bitterness in the finish.
F: Crisp, brisk, and lively medium-bodied with a firm middle and a gently creamy med-length lightly drying finish. Becomes softer with warming and is also slightly warming in the chest.
O: Lightly sweet overall. Snappy, deep, elegant and a beautiful tasting slow-sipping beer. Fantastic aftertaste and feel. A light note of chocolate is ever-present as are succulent dark fruit notes. It is outstanding in its style.
Sep 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.17 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.18 by BillyNoonan from Ireland

Aug 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.47 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.41 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good initial off-white head when poured from the bottle and nice lacing throughout. Body is an opaque red-brown.

Aroma is a sweet malt with a dried fruit (fig, raisin) presence. Pleasant.

Taste follows nose and the malt more fully expresses itself. Dark fruit returns and is complimented by yeast notes and a bit of light spice. The finish reveals a modest hop taste then dries up.

Good strong carbonation and the mouthfeel is moderate. Drinks lighter than its ABV. No hint of the alcohol.
Jun 18, 2023
Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 2714 ratings