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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,431 ratings.
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