St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Prior 8St. Bernardus Prior 8
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,417
Reviews:
1,058
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
371
For Trade:
3
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Photo of rayjay
2.19/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

04 08 10. Poured into a chalice, with a multi-colored head that's stained several shades of Kool-Aid; interestingly, this beer was much much darker in the glass that it was in the bottle. A simple review of the nose and flavor profile would consist of two words: "beer pez." Sickeningly saccharine sweet, with noticable candi sugar priming. This beer has many similar elements evident in the quadruppel, but somehow they come across as flaws here. Carmel malt pez candy is the obvious one. Sugar in the Raw. Mouthfeel is too chalky for the body, another "flaw" I don't mind with the 12. Lots of tiny bubbles. Too much flavor, and not enough of the right flavors. Not for me.

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Photo of iridius
2.45/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I must not be sophisticated enough. It tastes like it coats my tongue with metal and just makes me want to burp it has so many bubbles. Maybe it's like IPAs and I will just grow into it. But honestly for the price it is not worth it at all. I have recapped it for after my other beers when I'm scrounging around looking for scraps.

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Photo of cornpone
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of RustythePelican
2.79/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a nice dark red-brown from an 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. I was looking forward to this, as I enjoyed a St. Bernardus Pater 6 the night before.

This beer is a one-trick pony. It offers one taste, which is hard to put my finger on. Raisin? Carob? Molasses? I'm not sure, but it's a little too "rustic" for my taste. I'll try this again in a few months - perhaps I had a bad bottle.

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Photo of Raime
2.88/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very dark murky brown with a massive off white bubbly head.

S - Hay, odd malt.

T - Chocolate malt, alcohol, slightly fruity. Honestly prefer the 6.

M - Medium bodies with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, definitely not as good as what I was hoping.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.93/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer had a medium sized ivory head that contained fine-small sized bubbles.The body was slghtly hazy with some carbonation noted.The hue of this beer was brown and the nose was that of alcohol and malt.The flavor was malty and hoppy.The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth, tingly, watery, and light-medium bodied.This beer also had average lacing.

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Photo of fx20736
2.98/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of jcruelty
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of crosenkrantz
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of thegrimone
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Rusty_Pabst
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of TR0219
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of FarmerTed
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of CraftBeerGuild
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of mhbarber
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerrob
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Kungom
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of quasimoto
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a deep cloudy brown with an off white root beer style head.

S - Strong spices and sweet malts dominate this nose.

T - It almost has a brown sugar taste, but it is dominated by a maple malt flavor that is very sweet

M - Sharp and bitter on the palete. there is a lot of carbination.

D - this is a very good dubbel. With some warmth it could be better.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27.7%

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