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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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 Belgiumís 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
fonefan (48785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a light brown head, good lacings. Aroma moderate/heavy malty, brown sugar, raisin, plum and hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet and bitter, in good balance. Medium/full body, syrupy, soft carbonated. Moderate in alcohol.

3.7
TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Ok, Iíve had the 12 a few times before. This was a bottle, poured a heavy murky brownish red. Thin off white head. Aroma is of sweets and prunes. Tastes is alittle acidic with a mix of plums.Enjoyable, but I prefer the 12.

3.6
aracauna (3592) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Pours a dark brown, darker than the 6 with a good, cream-colored head. Spicey, dried fruit in the aroma. Brown sugar and a touch of alcohol in the flavor.

3.9
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2006
This beer pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and invites you to drink. Taste is sweet as well with raisins coming to mind then some hoppy goodness with a pleasing bitterness. An interesting saltyness at the very end perhaps? I love St. Bernardus everyting Iíve had is amazing.

3.6
Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2006
750 thanks to vyvvy for sharing this fine belgian. crimson red with lots of carbonation with a fizzy-off white head. lots of spicy yeast tones here with a good candy note (hard candy-fruity and estery). lots of dark fruit here-plums and rasins. flavors exhibit alot of plum flavor with some toasted belgian amber malt accents. yeast is very active here. It drives alot of spice into the flavors. fuzzy carbonation with a spritzy feel on the tongue. pretty nice BSA.

2.1
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2006
crazy rat cork...um, this is like a dubbel licking an ass...dark murky..great lacing...smooth, phil gave it a 6/10 ..but i donít like it...tastes old and dusty. iíll try agin in future to make sure, on tap for sure!

3.9
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Nose is of dark fruits, malts, and sweetness. Hazy, rusty brown with a small but long lasting beige head; flavor shows spice, plums, and sweet malt. The alcohol was covered pretty well and a bit of hops lingered in the aftertaste with that little alcohol.

4
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2006
The pour was dark brown, with hints of orange and some suspended particles. Good thick tan head that lingered throughout, and excellent lacing. Aroma was strongly dark fruit...grapes, plums, figs, and the flavor was more of this, along with the malty sweetness early on. As beer warmed at mid-glass, alcohol became more evident in both the flavor and the aroma. THis is a very tasty beer, and pretty much what I expected. Not the best for a hot summer night (like tonite) , but there is no mistaking the good aroma flavor and overall quality of this beer.

4
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2006
Deep clear red full of small floaties and a small thin creamy head. The aroma is full of malt and marzipan and the taste is rich, sweet and fruity.

3.5
runaway (85) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Picked up a 4 pack of this (330 ml bottles) after being pleased by the Abt 12. The Prior 8 poured a cloudy nut brown with large yeast particulate present on the bottom. The mild carbonation gave rise to an even thick white head which quickly dispersed with minimal lacing. Presented a yeasty aroma with a hint of fruits, cheeses, and alcohol. The flavor was malty sweet, doughy, and rather spicy with a warming dry finish. The body is a bit creamy and only moderately thick, less so than the Abt 12 if I remember correctly. I think this is very drinkable if you like belgian strong browns.


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