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

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RATINGS: 2314   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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3.9
lkk22 (2) - - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
Chocolate with honey bread aroma, fruity, full but not a strong body. Sweet and smooth in the mouth. Pretty good choice for ladies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
MpNormy (12) - Modena, ITALY - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle from beer shop. Classic belgian dubbel colour (brown to ruby) with small and pretty persistent head. Taste of caramel, plums, caramel with a good alchoolic punch at the end. As the temperature rises, some roastiness takes place. Very good and smooth dubbel.

3.9
NiklasT (125) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Reddish brown. Aroma friges and dates but not so strong. Taste follows along. Not so sweet and quite bitter at the end.

3.8
cglans (345) - - DEC 1, 2017
33cl bottle. dark brown/ruby colour. big long lasting light beige head. caramel, raisins, plums, roasted malts, caramel, a hint of alcohol. low bitterness. low carbonation.

4
tellsplatte () - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Like most real Belgian beers (from Belgium), they tend to have a lot of gas (head). When I am at home, I pour out the beer on a small container then put it in the freezer until the head settles, then I pour the beer into a wide mouth glass. You don't want to flatten the beer by degassing it too much, but you also don't want to drink this (or any other Belgian) out of the bottle, because there just too much gas, and you'll be gassy all night long.

3.7
Jonb5 (571) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Almost jet black, large tanned head which faded quickly without leaving much lacing. S: Yeast and molasses. T: Phenolic yeasty molasses, some raspberry. Started sweet, but seemed get slightly bitter. M: Thick texture, low carbonation, slight burn from the booze. O: Fairly standard Abbey Dubbel, nothing really stood out in a good or bad way.

4
tomandoaltura (361) - - NOV 21, 2017
Ámbar intenso casi translúcido y cabeza beige cremosa de corta retención que incluso pierde su densidad tras unos segundos. Aroma recuerda un delicioso machacado de membrillo y peras acarameladas con un tenue bouquet floral. En boca, expresa generosas maltas acompañadas de notas de peras y pasas. El amargor herbal está libre de astringencia y el cuerpo es sumamente sedoso. El final es seco y persistente.

4
brandy cools (32) - antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Maltiness in the aroma as well as a certain fruitiness, maybe prune, and a hint of yeast. Taste has that malt again, a light sweetness and some bitterness. I get that coco-nut taste that's mentioned in the beer's official description, it's there too. It's a very dark brown beer with a nice lasting head . A gentle lasting caramel,bitter and a bit yeasty finish.
Definately enjoyable!!

4.4
l33 (7) - - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Draught at St Arnoldus, Ypres. Pours well, smells great and has a lovely abbey beer yeasty aftertaste. Wonderful!

3.5
FrankZappa7 (567) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017
2017-11-10 - Flasche ,33L bb 01 06 20.
Braun, leicht trüb
Aroma malzig hefig
Antrun: malzig, hefig, leicht moderig - gegen Ende etwas säuerlich.


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