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St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.16/5
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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:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,398
Reviews:
1,071
Ratings:
2,463
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours hazy dark brown with medium sized tan head. Foam is not strong and duration is short. Moderate lacing.
It smells toasted sweet malt, candied sugar, plum and raisin. Taste is not sweet as other dubbels. Sweetness of caramel and dark fruits are balanced with gentle bittering hops and peppery phenols. Medium bodied. Carbonation is moderate. Semi dry, warming finish. Very drinkable due to its balance.

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This brew pours a dark brown with red highlights when held up to the light. There is a two finger off white foamy head, some of which sticks around until the end. Mild lacing.

The smell is full of yeast and fruits, plums, apples, pears and berries; sugar and molasses too. Wait a little for it to warm up and the smells become more pronounced.

The taste follows the nose with lots of yeast and sugar to start then the molasses comes in. The fruit bouquet comes in at the finish. The finish is clean and creamy. Slightly carbonated with no real hop presence to speak of. The feel is filling, creamy and a little chewy all at once.

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,463 ratings
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