St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Prior 8St. Bernardus Prior 8
BA SCORE
91.5%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 2,434 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
Ranking:
#1,356
Reviews:
1,061
Ratings:
2,434
Liked:
2,226
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.41%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
380
Trade:
3
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle overflowed as soon as I took off the cap! Craziness.

Brew is a super-dark brown, with hints of light shining through. Pours a firm, solid off-white head with good retention. Good lacing.

Thick, obvious aroma of figs and raisins, dark nuts, and cherries. A bit like cola.

Smooth dubbel, but a little metallic flavor. Again with cola. Dark fruit, especially prunes or dates, and some Belgian yeast. Complex, but not as good as I was expecting.

Lively but thin (for the style) mouthfeel. Extremely bubbly, which detracts from the overall experience.

I would expect this would be better with some age on it. However, it's a pretty good dubbel. Nothing special, though; pick it up for a try, or go for Chimay or Westmalle for something truly special.

2013 vintage.

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A-hazy brown color with hints of orange, nice off-white head with decent lacing

S-dark fruit, malt, caramel, spices, hint of orange

T-raisins, figs, toasted malt, toffee, spices, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-smooth and great flavor, solid ale

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 2,434 ratings
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