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

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RATINGS: 2299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
St. Bernardus Prior 8 is a traditional Abbey Ale brewed in the classic "Dubbel" style of Belgium’s Best Abbey Ales. It has a ruby to purple color, smooth, creamy richness of texture that is almost oily, and a malt-fruit complexity reminiscent of coconut. It finds the perfect balance between sweet, bitter and malty tastes. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.

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3.6
Zlotta (3731) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
0.33 l bottle from local 'Trink & Spare', best before August 2020. Gusher! Clear, very dark ruby with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, malty, moderately yeasty-spicy and quite fruity aroma of raisins, prunes, caramel and some redcurrant. Quite sweet, malty, quite fruity and moderately yeasty-spicy taste of caramel, raisins, prunes and a touch of overripe banana, followed by a short, quite bitter, slightly yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, quite effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Pretty hoppy for the style, other than that a bit monotonous, still a very well-made Ale.

3.5
sebsky (269) - ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
330 ml bottle 03/01/2021. Brown,opaque. Nose - prunes,dried fruit,clove. Taste - sweet,malty,bitter finish.

3.3
midovark (1040) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2017
0.33 l bottle @ Hopaholic. Pours deep brown with huge and long lasting beige head. Nose is typical Belgian fruity-flowery, with some brown sugary notes, pleasant, but no big deal. In taste it has notes of grains, some honey, slight fruits and even hints of metallic touch in the end. Short, sweet finish, average carbonation and light (too light) body. Decent brew, but expected much-much more from it.

4
oblaten (19) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2017
Ale fuerte belga de abadía. Aroma interesante. Color ambar oscuro rojizo. Espuma blanca abundante pero que desaparece bastante rapido. Cerveza con bastante cuerpo, sabor complejo de varias frutas y algo a barrica. Dulce sin exagerar (menos que la grimbergen). Retrogusto agradable pero algo seco. Se siente algo el alcohol. Unm buena cerveza fiel a su estilo.

3.8
Mariox (291) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Fajny bogaty smak lekko słodki z posmakiem drożdżowym. W aromocie czuć estrowe, owocowe akcenty i drożdzowy charakter piwa. Wysycenie i alkohol nie wychodzą na pierwszy plan.

4.7
Demens (477) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2017
0,33l bottle. Very hazy chocolate brown colour with medium lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma: Hazelnut, walnut, almond with milk chocolate and liqurish berries and black olive notes. Taste: Hm. Very thick sweet malty start with lots nuts, chocolate with sourish yeast tones and a very slight soft bitter mouthfeel. Has a creamy, soft texture with a pleasing warming feel. Full body with soft carbonation. Long fruity, softly bitter, slightly sour and a little bit dry finish. This is a master craft!

3.7
ANZUShophunter (509) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2017
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours reddish brown with a billowing head, yeast particulates and aroma of brown sugar, cherries and malt. Taste is malt driven with a bit of sweetness in the finish.

3.4
TomHendriksen (718) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Fles gedeeld door LiekevdV, thuis geprobeerd. Het is een donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Het heeft een moutige gebrande geur. De smaak is zacht, moutig, gebrand en een beetje chocolade.

3.7
IOzh (195) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - SEP 22, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with medium beige head. Aroma of plums, malts, dark fruits, yeast, clove. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Nice

4.3
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Perhaps my favorite Abby dubbel . I would have to taste tested against chimay red first. Creamy and effervescent with notes of raisin and spice perhaps a touch of banana. It only came in the 750 mill bottle. By the time you drink the bottle it taste pretty damn good. Tried it again not so keen on it anymore. A decent brew but why bother when there are quads? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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