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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

squidknuckle's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodriguez (220) - Quito, ECUADOR - APR 22, 2014
For me this beer was like their Tripel but maltier and with less alcohol. It has a medium low body, spicy, orange, coriander, etc. I thought this was an excellent beer, but it is just ok, will drink it again, maybe I had a bad batch?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours medium brown with a small white head that stuck around and left great lacing. Aroma is earthy, yeast, dark fruit and spice. Taste is sweet with some tartness. Medium bodied, smooth and not quite creamy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
swalesaint (9) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
It is a strong beer and it tastes like it. But that said it does taste smooth and full of flavour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (52) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown. Cloudy. Yeast bits at bottom. Tastes like a malty Duvel. High carb - slowly gushed from bottle. Dark fruit / pruney. Tasted better as it warmed up. Aroma was amazing when warmer too (obviously...). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fabioanselmo (163) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
Aroma frutado, notas de caramelo e cravo. Sabor levemente adocicado com toques amargos e algo de banana. Aparência caramelo escuro, sem nenhum resquício no paladar além da beleza dessa garrafa. No geral, sem palavras.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (18) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2014
From a bottle. Medium to dark brown with a good beige head. Both aroma and taste combine spices, caramel and bananas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (105) - - APR 15, 2014
Vrij warm in het paultje, veel en lang schuim, volle, lekkere smaak. Droppig, niet scherp maar zacht.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Tap at Smithouse in LA. Brown pour, large tan head, lots of lacing, caramel and hoppy aroma, some spices, sweet flavor, again lots of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mongo1965 (15) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Beautiful pour into the glass with a nice color. Brown sugar, date and figs on the nose. Nice head w/excellent lacing on the glass. The lighter mouthfeel contradicts the heavier aromas but in a very pleasant way. Nice finish and an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown. Nose is dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, raisins and figs. Great dubbel!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 184

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50