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St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Prior 8St. Bernardus Prior 8

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

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P8 pours serious deep brown amber with a very chunky and generous head. Nose of moderately roasted malts, molasses, marshmallow and rum soaked raisons predominate the wonderful aromatics of this brew. Flavors of roasted chicory and malts take precedence on the tongue. Velvety smooth and slightly sweet, the malts form a delicious coating and aftertaste in the mouth making a nicely made, perhaps slightly attenuated dubbel brown ale. This brew is presented in a pure, unadulterated and authentic format.
Prior 8 is very enjoyable and surprisingly quite drinkable.

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A: Pours an opaque brown with a decent head that doesn't linger around too long, and leaves mild lacing.

S: Caramel notes along with candy sugar and some malt in the background.

T: Rich sweetness, including caramel and candy sugar, some chocolate and a hint of malt. Virtually no bitterness whatsoever, but a mild bite in the finish due to the ABV. Other than that, the alcohol is virtually hidden behind the complex taste.

M: Smooth and somewhat creamy with mild carbonation. For newer beer drinkers, or those with an aversion to bitter and hoppy brews, this could be a good introduction to something different with the knowledge that it won't be bitter. The only problem is that this one is a bit on the pricey side. But worth it.

D: An excellent dubbel, I have found that the dubbel style seems to be based on the brewers interpretation of it; there are some that are sweet with little malt, such as this one; there are some where the malt dominates with little sweetness. Neither interpretation is bad per say, it's simply interesting that there is such a contrast in the same style. I don't think this is noticed in styles such as IPAs, Belgian Witbers, or Hefeweizens, for example. Overall, this one is quite an excellent beer, regardless of style. A sipper to be enjoyed and not simply quaffed.

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,451 ratings
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