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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2310   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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4.2
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Pours a dark hazy brown witha decent head. Delicious fruit, bready, sweat, and spicy aroma. Very tasty flavors of sweet malt, dark fruit, spice, bread, plum, and belgian yeast. Very complex, good stuff.

3.7
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
dark heady brew, fruits and malts, great aroma and flavour few still cellaring got in gift pack and had at many fine beer establishments in T.O.

4.1
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Nice dark and cloudy, plum color with lots of foamy head. Sweet fruits and plenty of sweet malty aroma - Taste matches the fine aroma, with a nice yeasty bite. Plum, raisin, and sweet malt tastes blend together nicely. A really good Belgian strong - not the best, but a quality product from a quality brewery.

3.5
J35U5 (1) - USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
pours beautifully with a good body, little too malty in the aroma but has a great taste. amen

3.4
hippk (2) - USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
tastes like i’m 10 ys. old again sipping jesus’ blood after the eating of his body during morning mass. yeasty, fruity, rich, heavy, holy goodness.

3.7
Padron4KM (811) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2006
33cl bottle best before 2010.

Hazy amber with a lasting two finger tan head and thick lacing.

raisin, figs and a little bubble gum on the nose.

Flavor is raisin, plum , brown sugar and yeast.

Creamy mouthfeel, but it becomes a little sticky towards the end of the glass.

3.7
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
poured a opaque brown hue with a nice white head. Aroma was a mix of many fruits and alcohol but also seemed to have a slight coppery hint to it. Initally this beer had fruit notes (currants, banana) but a mild bubblegum flavor appeared. There was some coppery notes in the flavor as well. Otherwise a good beer. It seemed to have nice carbonaton.

3.8
Rooney31 (42) - USA - OCT 5, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a dirty brown color, and by dirty I’m referring to the yeasty bits floating about. Nice carbonation and tastes of roasted malts, raisins and figs. A bit of a spicy aftertaste.

3.8
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 12 oz Bottle. Dark chestnut brown with the aroma and flavor of raisin, butterscotch, malt and fruit. Definitely warms my throat a bit. Creamy mouthfeel with noticible carbonation. A quality brew.

4.2
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2006
~12oz. bottle. Deep garnet colored and relatively clear, some yeasty floaties dance around. Big and long lived beige head. Fantastic lacing. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Plenty of sugarplums dance in my nose. Quite rich. Medium bodied with a nice carbonation that doesn’t work over the palate. Malty and pit fruit flavors, alcohol isn’t really detectible for me. A touch thin in the finish perhaps but overall a really nice Belgian Strong.


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