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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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4.9
mviljamaa (161) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Pours with a good thick and dense foam. Color is very dark brown, almost black with nice carbonation formation. Aroma is complex and elegant and has sweet roasted malts, some licorice, leather, overripe pear and some notes of cologne. Palate is very smooth, rich, light and lightly yeasty. Taste starts with a slight bitterness felt on the tip of the tongue, but spreads to almost fruity/candy sweetness over the mouth. Taste is surprisingly complex having sweet roasted malt undernotes, brown sugar, some vanilla and bourbon notes, milk chocolate, hot chocolate and hot milk and has a "fruity" overall character all over. A very delicious beer that feels the same as drinking chocolate (even though this is not a chocolate stout by any means and doesn’t taste like chocolate directly, rather just gives the impression of drinking chocolate). A very interesting beer from St. Bernardus.

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mysland (116) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
Dark brown, slightly hazy. Big head. Aromas of dark plum jam and fresh figs. Toffee and slightly chocolate body.

3.8
Braudog (6676) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Another icon, I’m surprised I’ve not recorded notes on. This one is deep and burgeoning ... dark and brooding. The nose is also a bit gloomy, rich with roasted malt and alcohol. Despite the lurking monster within, this drinks pretty easily. While there’s hints of some big-and-rich here, it’s surprisingly easy to drink. (#6409, 2/17/2017)

4
murzyn (252) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 17, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2017 Barwa mahoniowa, piana obfita. Aromat czekoladowy, wiśniowy, karmelowy, ciasteczkowy. Po prostu bajka. W smaku wiśniowe, karmelowe, bananowe i cukierkowe. Alko nie wyczuwalne., Rewelacyjne pifko.

3.8
msbernac (2575) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle Aroma-floral, caramel Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam Taste-medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish Overall-very good

4
john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2009 - And Bottle - Mahogany/Dark brown in colour (Reddish against light). Very Malty; roasty malts, caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, chocolate. Very fruity; dark fruits, raisins & berries. Yeasty and spicy; lots of floaties. Very smooth. Quite vinous. Sweet malty throughout with no bitterness. Alcohol very well disguised. Dryish malty fruity finish. Super beer! (2009-11)

3.7
wlf (568) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
From boxbeers; pours reddish brown with a big offwhite head; aroma is very yeasty, spicy with little alcohol, gentle rancid; taste is sweet malty, darker malts and sugars, dried fruits, spicy and gentle bitter finish; mouthfeel is creamy with high carbonation and light to medium body

3.6
SimonBlok (556) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark mahogany brown with eggshell white head. Aroma: brown sugar, dried fruits, spices, caramel. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Also a bit sour. Notes of roasted malts, caramel and dark fruits. Palate: medium bodied, oily to sticky texture and lively carbonation.

3.2
EkinTelli (119) - TURKEY - FEB 3, 2017
roasty, caramel, resin, floral, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, umami, medium body, thin feel, flat, bitter,

4.2
ebone1988 (1857) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Aroma is dark fruit, pears, spice, almost a woodiness, dry, yeast, really nice. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head, pretty hazy. Taste is dark fruit, yeast, spice, pear, wood, slight booze, complex. Mouthfeel is medium body, light spritzy carbonation, dry, dark fruit and yeasty woody aftertaste. Overall, definitely the best dubbel I’ve had to date. Excellent.


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