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


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RATINGS: 2310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
I obtained this bottle at a well stocked Total Wine in Dallas and held it for four months until the right time. Which is now. A great introduction, it pours a rich amber-brown body into my favorite Chimay Trappist glass yielding a spun cotton candy scented head of off-white foam. The taste, really, really fine. It delivers yellow plum, malt, toffee and a delicate spiciness. It continues with a slight bitterness, a nice full mouthfeel. The 8% abv is completely in the background. If not the best dubbel to me it is close. I get its appeal.

KW92 (1643) - Warszawa (Warsaw), POLAND - JUL 28, 2017

Butelka z data : 08 03 21
AROMAT : Dosyc intensywny. Klasycznie. Wyrazne fenole, wyrazne estry (szczególnie wisnie). Obecne sa tez nuty przyprawowe oraz karmelowe. W tle nuty wiórków kokosowych.
SMAK : Slodowe. Wyczuwalne estry i fenole w posmaku. Rzeskie. Pijalne. Swietnie ukryty alkohol. Wysokie nasycenie.
WYGLAD : Barwa bursztynowa, zamglone. Piana sredniej wysokosci, krótka.
OGÓLNIE :TOP3 w stylu tuz za Westmalle i Chimay.

ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Very good. This did not have as much of the yeasty funk that I usually associate with Belgian beers. Fairly rich and complex with a full malty balance. I enjoyed this.

GhostS (513) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 26, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2017 Aromă medie, plăcută, ceva fructe negre uscate, suc de pomușoare negre, dulceață de nuci verzi, note de fructe fermentate, malț, drojdii belgiene. Gust mediu, intens, puțin dulce și acid, moderat gazat, ușor amar, predominant fructe uscate, drojdii belgiene, fructe caramelizate, puțin oțet balzamic. Bună.

Westy1130 (109) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2017
From memory (2010). Pours a dark burnt caramel brown/ruby red. Aroma: dark fruits, molasses and roasted chestnuts. Taste: Plums, dates, raisins, Belgian yeast, oak and vanilla aftertaste. Very similar to Abt 12.

Beamer (116) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
Mooi donker bier, niet bitter, licht zoet, lijkt wel wat op de 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Navers (218) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from Smak Piwa. Beer served in Goblet Glass. Pours very dark brown. Thick and small head. Aroma is dry dark fruits, trouffe, mushroom, slightly plummy. Taste is dry and semi sweet, caramel, smooth alcohol, dry processed plums and cherries. Quite smooth.

Stuu666 (14838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Keg at six degrees north Edinburgh. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, dates, malty, taste is sweet, chewy, sugary, fruity.

janubio (923) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Brown colour, big head that soon fades to a thin layer that last all the while. Creamy tear lace. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, hazelnuts, diacetyl, plums, raisins. Medium to full body, rich and creamy palate. Good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: chocolate, dark fruits, prunes, licorice notes.Good.

jjsint (3492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle from the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very dark brown with a nice big creamy khaki head. Lots of natural carbonation. Now, here’s the thing. I just don’t get a lot of aroma from this. Notes of figs, chocolate, marshmallows and smoke, but it’s missing that amazing heady nose that a good Dubbel normally has. The taste however is out of this world: sweet, fruity, and deep. A hoppy bitterness keeps the balance, and there are notes of salted plum in the aftertaste. Carbonation is heavy but not too overpowering. Excellent but maybe just a shade short of a top, top Dubbel for me.

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