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


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RATINGS: 2262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2013
It is superfluous for me to add anything to the litany of praise for this beer, but superfluous I must be. 750ml cork-finished bottle six months past date (no problem for a beer of this giant caliber, Ive been cellaring it just to see how great these become with times inscrutable passage). As wonderful as all the yuletide beer releases are, theres really no reason to look further than Prior 8, if you want to taste Noel in a bottle. A nose packed with stewed fragrances ranging from fruity through spicy and bready to things like the pleasant body odor one might find on a love interest. The taste reflects, with great balance, depth, and persistence, the nose. What Id most like to convey is the drunk-vs-drinkability factor which is off the charts. Pop a 750ml, drink it in 45 minutes, and crash around your chosen scene in a state of warm jolliness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
felip989 (181) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 6, 2016
Brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, raisins, strawberries, peaches, apples, plums, wood, bread, pine, earthy notes. Taste is chocolate, wood, sugar, dried fruits. Light sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (692) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2016
Deep ruby brown body, medium white head. Aroma of dried fruits, yeast, caramel and alcohol fusel. Similar flavours. Dried fruits and caramely finish, slight bitterness. Medium body and carbo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadProfessor8 (4) - arborea, ITALY - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
colore marrone scuro equilibrio tra sapore di malto, fruttato (banana) e dolcezza, arricchita da un finale lungo e piacevole. Birra creata con mano ferma ed artistica, classe assoluta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1121) - Mons, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
Robe brune, mousse abondante et crmeuse. Nez plus complexe que la pater, chocolat noir, malt torrfi, noisette grille sur un fond lact et pic. Bouche lattaque ample et crmeuse, superbe note malte, bulle la fois ample et crmeuse, finale lacte et chocolate, longue et quilibre. Une superbe bire de fin de soire. Une bire de mditation, boire au coin du feu...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (1238) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2016
It pours a deer amber with ruby highlights. It has a large tannish head that is quite creamy. It has aromas of dried cherries, perfume notes, slight chocolate, toast, and apple It has a complex mixture of flavors which features dried cherries, toast, apple, plums, hints of chocolate, hints of rose pedals, and slight pepper. It has moderate body with moderately high carbonation and a dry finish. There is some alcohol warming as well. Overall, this is a deeply complex beer with an abundance of flavors from the matls to the fruity esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malushky (105) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2016
330 ml bottle from Theatre of Wine. Pours hazy brown with a beige, long-lasting head. Aroma of wet yeast and cherries. Taste is dark fruit and bread with warm and slightly bitter finish. High carbonation, not very heavy, warm. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
digopossobon (385) - MACAE, BRAZIL - NOV 24, 2016
Aroma de po e caramelo. Colorao vermelha envelhecida. Opaca. Creme castanho bem formado e persistente. Sabor caramelo e algo herbal, porm desagradvel. Lembra aroma de urina de cachorro... Horrvel!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (112) - GREECE - NOV 24, 2016
Red brown body with two finger beige thick head with forever retention.Smells sweet malts,a little spicy.Tastes sweet malt,sugar,dark fruits,spices. It is slightly bitter at the aftertaste and very well rounded.A very good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zilb (213) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2016
Bue chez Jacky avec sanglier la bire tu par Flavien et cuisin par Jacky + gratin aux lgumes de ouf !!! 2 ans avant DLC je crois mais pas vrifi (elle avait 1an de cave). Brune ple carbo faible. Mousse faible tenue moyenne. Arme caramel et pices. Douce et pice, lgre amertume finale. Pas au niveau attendu. Bon accompagnement avec sanglier mais pas aussi forte en bouche que ce que jaurais pens. Bref, un peu du.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oddskulle (8) - - NOV 19, 2016 does not count
Store forventninger til huset! Her er de indfriet! Man kan kalde den abt 12 light!

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