St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,422 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,422
Reviews:
1,059
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
373
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,422 |  Reviews: 1,059
Photo of LJTate
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPNesker
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Delicious

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Photo of hman43
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: It pours a deer amber with ruby highlights. It has a large tannish head that is quite creamy.

Smell: It has aromas of dried cherries, perfume notes, slight chocolate, toast, and apple

Taste: It has a complex mixture of flavors which features dried cherries, toast, apple, plums, hints of chocolate, hints of rose petals, and slight pepper.

Feel: It has moderate body with moderately high carbonation and a dry finish. There is some alcohol warming as well.

Overall, this is a deeply complex beer with an abundance of flavors from the matls to the fruity esters.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sherillc
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iridius
2.45/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I must not be sophisticated enough. It tastes like it coats my tongue with metal and just makes me want to burp it has so many bubbles. Maybe it's like IPAs and I will just grow into it. But honestly for the price it is not worth it at all. I have recapped it for after my other beers when I'm scrounging around looking for scraps.

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle with a solid year of age on it. Served in a tulip at cellar temperature.

Slightly hazy mahogany colour. Classic four inches of persistent foamy head. Tons and tons of lacing.

Nice juicy ripe fruit aroma. A little vanilla. Slightly tannic. Almost like red wine.

Nice sweet and earthy malt flavour, almost like brown sugar or a hint of blackstrap molasses. Bread dough. Lots of varied spicy yeast esters. Maybe gingerbread is the comparison I'm looking for here. Whatever it is I'm loving it.

Nice mouthfeel. Active yeast. Just a little boozy warmth on the finish.

This is right up there with Chimay and Westmalle. A world-class dubbel for sure.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pockets1337
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHvK
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of invapid
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rypkr
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Savaseri
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of microbrewlover
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Overall, this is a good beer; try it.

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Photo of Epiktetos
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Captain68
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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