ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Pours dk amber with a frothy beige head...aroma is sweet cherry and raisin, toffee malt and grain...flavour is similar, light metal, kinda tastes like Abt 12 watered down slightly, same rich fruit and creme but a bit thinner...less alcohol bite and a bit more grain...
AntoineGRD (39) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bière douce, fruitée et maltée : la St Bernardus prior 8. En bouche, elle apparait un peu piquante et révèle des parfums de torréfaction, de banane et de réglisse. Une légère amertume prolongée se fait sentir.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a nice chestnut color with about an average foamy head. The head itself is rather dense just not very tall. Nicely carbonated.
Foam fades but the carbonation always keeps a wispy ring floating on top.
I get a rich malt aroma topped by candied sugar.
Rich and malty tasting with candied sugar yeast and fruity essence, maybe candied plumes. Alcohol taste is bold and in your face. Luckily the ABV’s are at a more moderate level for this light weight.
A medium to full bodied beer with a drier finish.
murran (109) - - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown body with a thick head. Malty aroma and a rich, complex and very nice taste. Well hidden alcohol compared to the abt 12.
BrewTom (228) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, malty Christmas cake on the nose. Well carbonated to give this an initially light feel followed by a toffee ice cream finish. A very good, fruity Belgium classic ale.
Rated by BrewTom
jmcgavin12 (472) - Madison, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep chestnut. with one finger of lacing tan head. Aroma is dense with yeast, dark bread, stonefruit, and a bit of hop. Taste follows suit with a moderate to heavy sweetness. Spicy yeast, a full body, and soft carbonation. One great beer
Yingwait (51) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rarbring (1255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Sweet, raisins, sherry, licorice.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Matverkstan. Reviewed 2014-07-05.
nudiebear (31) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Slightly darker than Pater 6, just as lively and easily identifiable Belgian style. Nose improved. Major note is still malt and the taste is still bubbly and balanced. Very enjoyable.
eruizgarcia (189) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large foamy head. Bready and malty, sweet and a little boozy. Creamy palate and medium body. Very good.
chinchill (1642) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Atlanta Yard House.
A: clear dark amber with a good beige head.
Aroma: loads of dark fruit aromas including dates and raisins. Slight boozy with some nice spicy and bready aspects to the lingering aftertaste.
Flavor: Sweet up front turning bitter-sweet by the finish. Very fruity as is the aroma.
Feel: medium body; proper carbonation.