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St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.16/5
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2,452 Ratings
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,397
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
2,452
pDev:
8.65%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
389
Trade:
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.54/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the LCBO - Pours opaque deep brown with a thick (3cm) parchment coloured creamy head that leaves abundant lacing, Aroma, spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon) and wonderfully rich malt sweetness (candy, toffee, vanilla). Flavour: As in the aroma plus hints of prune and a gentle hop bitterness. Rich but medium bodied with gentle carbonation and a good length. A beer to savour on a cold night by a warm fire.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am definitely a believer with this brewer, another great offering...

...except for the scent put out by this brew. Everything else was top-notch - the look was a hazy copper color with decent lacing. In just the right light, you can see the yeast particles floating in abundance - eerie and satisfying, all-in-one. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and very crisp with a taste that included hints of cardamon, light hops, and grassy to my tongue - a very earthy beer IMHO. And then there was the smell - a true anomaly, but there nonetheless - it was this metallic tang that I could not find anything even distantly hiding behind the scenes. On the smell alone I was thinking "Drain pour", but was glad to take a sip and realize this was something good indeed.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice pour of opaque brown with a beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a layer of bubbles that seems to sit on top forever. Aroma is of caramel, molasses, vanilla, sweet malt, a little cinnamon and nutmeg, some fig and that je ne sais quoi that comes from the Belgian yeast.... and taste is similar with a nice balance of the above, well balanced with the alcohol which is present as a bit of spiciness. Decent medium body with some creaminess, rich but not fuzzy carbonation.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,452 ratings
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