St. Bernardus Prior 8 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-27-2002

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Ratings:
2,417
Reviews:
1,058
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
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Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a goblet. Had to pour this one cold as every other St. Bernardus beer has foamed like mad upon opening at cellar temp. Still at fridge temp it started to foam after opening but it was slow so I had time to pour for once.

Appears a slightly hazy reddish brown with a bit of yeast sediment in it even though I didn't pour the last ounce in. Half inch off-white head to start that sinks to a modest skim that holds up very well. Still, not much lacing is left behind.

Aroma is somewhat subdued but I can detect some dark fruit notes of raisin and plum, brown sugary sweetness, and a bit of yeasty spice.

The taste is sweet and sugary up front and the dark fruit quickly joins in, raisin and plum still dominant with a bit of cherry added in now. Spicy phenols join the mix towards the finish and leave a crisp but not harsh tingle on the tongue. The linger has a bit of alcohol warmth with fruity flavors persisting.

Mouthfeel is meidum-light bodied with a wonderful creaminess that just feels great on the palate. Very soft.

This is one of the better examples from the Dubbel style that I've tried. Enjoyed it much more than the Pater 6. Very nice one and worth a shot.

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St. Bernardus Prior 8 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,417 ratings.
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