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

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RATINGS: 2332   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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3.5
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle @ Lowlander. Nose of alcohol, yeast and banana. Pours red mahogany. Soft mouthfeel, dates, alcohol. Long malty finish. Nice.

3.9
malrubius (3088) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2007
11.2 ounce in Westmalle glass. Brown with dense lasting tan head and lotsa lace. A few floaters. Yeasty aroma with some caramel and more yeast. Raisiny, fruity caramel flavor with tobacco bitterness surprisingly clean finish. Medium body and medium low carbonation. Excellent soft mouthfeel. A very good beer.

3.8
downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
330ml bottle. Very dark brown with a decent off-white head. Malty fruit aroma with some chocolate and liquorice. The flavour had a touch of caramel with some spice and a long, smooth finish. Excellent.

4.4
naivepegasus (389) - USA - OCT 5, 2007
11.2 oz bottle, poured into trappist glass. Pours with a murky red brown with a very light, soapy head. A rich, complex aroma of sweet malt and citrus. The flavor starts off strong, with the malt and citrus matched with caramel and coffee undertones. A lingering coffee aftertaste. This beer is great, complex, interesting, just about what you’d expect from St. Bernardus.

4
krysztofar (345) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2007
(#200) 11.2oz bottle. pours dark and murky brown with a perfectly formed fluffy cream colored head. really an exquisite beauty. strong and complex aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and oaky vinous notes. very smooth velvety palate displays the fullest of bodies. soft and citric with delicate fruit flavors leading to a dusty estery finish. yeast and candy sugar contribute to the rich taste. quite a treat.

3.5
Beer5000 (6825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2007
750ml bottle. Dark red brown body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is sweet vinous malty with dry fruit. Flavor is complex. Sweet malt, candy sugar, alcohol, caramel and dry fruit. Some hops in the finish.

3.8
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Pours nice chestnut brown with great head leaving nice lacing on the glass. Souring oaky scents are noticed as well as aromas of yeast, fruits and citrus. The flavor itself is a tad souring, oaky with cherry,vanilla, alcohol, dusty malt, cardboard, with funky yeast touches and a crisping acidityand carbonation. Not what I expected but good nonetheless.

3.6
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2007
bottle poured redish brown white head. Malt and yeast aroma . Nice mediun mouthfeel ,malty sweet flavor

4
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle, 75cl corked. Imediately after popping it, a vinous aroma escaped the bottle, along with some dried fruits. When poured, the big fluffy beige head seems to capture most of the aromas, but some dried fruits and sugary notes escapes. It has a brown body with a reddish-orange tint, and a lively carbonation going on. Nice lacings are formed as the beer is drank, and reappeares when the glass is filled and emptied again. Just lovely to look at. Flavorwise it starts with a sweet, caramel and dried fruits, soon followed by some cellar, yeast and warming alcohol. A little peppery spicyness as well. It finishes quite sweet, with dried fruits, a reasonable amount of alcohol, and a spicyness. When pouring the rest of the bottle into my glass, it turns out the before so clear body, now is hazy, and with some micro-floaties. As expected. The nose also reveals more of itselves as the head shrinks, unfortunately a bit weak, but the forementioned dried fruits and sugar has company with some alcohol, cellar, yeast and spices. Definately a well crafted brew, unfortunately I have to go abroad to find it. (070927)

3.7
Capa (3629) - DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Caramel brown with a light tan head. Intense aroma. Malts, yeast, spices, light fruits, peppery, some alcohol and sugary sweetness. Medium thick mouth with active carbonation. Flavor is spicy, caramel malts, dark fruits, and noticeable alcohol. A good belgian.


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