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

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4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
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33cl, Belgium, best by October 2015.

Pours a hazy, deep amber with reddish highlights. Head lacks creaminess but makes up for it with staying power and lacing.

Aroma is ripely fruity, with a definite banana note. Some caramel and sweet bread.

Flavor is spicy, with a toasty malt richness. Not as chocolatey as I remember, but still outstanding. Notes of blueberries, grapes and clove. Wheaty, with a buttery caramel complexity. Well-attenuated and not too sweet. Medium mouthfeel seems disconnected and perhaps too bubbly. Soft champagne-like effervescence. There are some hints of alcohol, but overall this stuff is very smooth. Refreshing, yet complex.

One of the beers that got me into Belgians over two years ago, Prior 8 is a mighty fine Dubbel.

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,422 ratings.
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