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


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RATINGS: 1895   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (671) - 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 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier met goed veel smaak aan. Een van men favoriete bieren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (521) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From a bottle in a snifter. Flavor is rich, sweet, complex, and with no downside. Very nice malt and caramelized sugars. Really good. Only negative is that I got a swig of the settled solids and it was not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferryman72 (12) - NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Weak aroma, thick head, sweet taste of chocolate. Light carbonation. Mild palate and short aftertaste. Could have been so much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (455) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, Belgian yeast and spices. Great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (243) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
Mild sweet yeasty aroma. Dark yellow with medium light yellow cap. Balanced sweet-bitter mild taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nicocanta (23) - - AUG 7, 2014
Grosse attente sur cette brune belge. Déçue. Une pointe d’acidité un peu dérangeante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (498) - CROATIA - AUG 3, 2014
Cloudy brown color, big white head with good retention. Solid amount of lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma is very roasty, lots of dried fruits, malts and hints of smoke. Medium sweet taste with dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (82) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Brown, clear with off white head. Some floating particles. Very sweet, full bodied, and malty with notes of caramel, chocolate. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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