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


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RATINGS: 1902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2013
It is superfluous for me to add anything to the litany of praise for this beer, but superfluous I must be. 750ml cork-finished bottle six months past date (no problem for a beer of this giant caliber, I’ve been cellaring it just to see how great these become with time’s inscrutable passage). As wonderful as all the yuletide beer releases are, there’s really no reason to look further than Prior 8, if you want to taste Noel in a bottle. A nose packed with stewed fragrances ranging from fruity through spicy and bready to things like the pleasant body odor one might find on a love interest. The taste reflects, with great balance, depth, and persistence, the nose. What I’d most like to convey is the drunk-vs-drinkability factor which is off the charts. Pop a 750ml, drink it in 45 minutes, and crash around your chosen scene in a state of warm jolliness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2160) - GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
0,33 l bottle at home caramel, cereal, floral, roasty, chocolate, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, creamy, fizzy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (303) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Au Miror in Ypres Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste of caramel, Belgian Yeast and little bit of rust/metal.But very good balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goodleuven (7) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
33cl in a proper glass. This beer is much better than the 12. The head is very bitter and nutty and delicious but it disappears quickly, leaving just 1 or 2 mm. It tastes great, not as much champagne/ alcohol as the 12; just about perfectly balanced. I give it my highest recommendation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (226) - CYPRUS - SEP 10, 2014
Dark brown body, huge beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, spice, alcohol. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. Medium to heavy body, average to lively carbonation, dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (98) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at home, drinking like the Duchess of Solihull. Taste of caramel, bready malts with dark fruit. Sweet and comforting flavour. Delicious :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en la antigua internacional de Oviedo, tomada en junio de 1999. lote 458 hasta antes de fin de 2000. color marrón con aromas maltosos y sabores dulces con ciertos toques ácidos acabando con un ligero ligero amargo. No esta mal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albeuda (10) - - SEP 3, 2014
manque un peu de profondeur, malgré une belle apparence et des aromes de base agréables, une bonne bière tout de même

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (709) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Couleur du caramel brumeux avec un tête moyen marron/beige. L’arôme du malt, caramel, fruits noir et sec. Le goût est d’abord du malt sucré et des fruit noir murs puis du caramel avec une finition légèrement amer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
citydave (55) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pours brown, minimal head. Taste of malt, rich, nutty, raisins. Nice dry finish. Thats it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier met goed veel smaak aan. Een van men favoriete bieren.

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