Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 2234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a murky red brown. Nose is like an over ripe peach that if you waited to eat it until tomorrow, it would be rotten. Hint of molasses. Flavor is perfectly balanced. A touch of cherry on the tongue. Slight alcohol presence noticable. Strong sweetness like a brown sugar. Feel is very bubbly and very smooth. Excellent drinkability. So perfectly balanced. This was the middle beer on a night of tasting that started with Damnation by RR and ended with the St. Bernardus Abt 12. This beer was my favorite, and the person I drank with felt the same way. I wish I could buy this in New Mexico. If I could, itíd probably be a regular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2007
no fancy talk - this is just a fabulous brew. great color, pours with nice head into a trappist glass, very pleasant flavors. itís quickly become one of my regulars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 Bottle -- Beautiful big off-white head with OK retention and lashings of lacing. Dark, dark reddy brown. Aroma is rich malt and ripe fruit and a touch spirituous. Nice and earthy. Slightly creamy/Slightly thin palate. Spicy fruit flavour with a touch of alcohol warmth that creeps up on you from behind. The aftertaste is interesting, with the rich fruity flavours giving way to a slightly sour alcoholic taste, with the overall impression "thinning out" as a result.. Very, very nice just the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Prior 8
Date: 07/13/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy brown, tons of carbonation, huge frothy off white head, earthy malt aroma, nice fruity malt flavor, light esters, light spices, a fine drinking beer although a bit light,
-------- /> Name: Prior 8
Date: 03/11/2006

dark with ruby edges, huge beige head, lots of lace, rich ripe fruit aroma, wonderful rich chocolate flavor with lots of ripe fruit character, but still a bit light even compared to the 6 which has a stronger malt profile

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a deep brown into the glass with an off white head. The aroma on this one was malty with some plumlike notes. The taste on this one was surprisingly mild for the strength of this beer with some deep fruitlike flavors coming through. A really great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is yeasty and malty with notes of fruit, black cherry, raisin, plum. Medium in body with light carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet and mostly dominated by the malt flavors although there is some fruitiness/berry mixed in with the note of alcohol. It ends with a distinctly alcohol and yeasty dry finish. This is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. pours a dark brown with a decent sized head that quickly dissipated to a thin lacing. Aromas of malts and spices... not all that strong though. A bit thin on the palate. Carbonation is strong and it has a very pleasant body on the tongue. A good belgian strong ale, not the best by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Draft in signature St. B. glass...dark but not heavy, this one goes down easily. Flavors of chocolate and dried fruit. Thin cream-colored head is atop the dark body. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Aroma is muted, but I get raisins and ginger. Thick, dark brown, lots of creamy head. Flavor is full of fruits and spices, some ginger. Very drinkable, watery despite the high ABV. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
[Sampled in 2003.] When I had thisone some years ago I found it rotten, sour, fat, too sweet, but later I realized it should be that way, then my notes has grown a little. Funny to see how the notes/ratings change by time. Next time maybe >4

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