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

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RATINGS: 2321   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a BEAUTIFUL rusty brown with a lingering tan head. Smells sweet and fruity and inviting. Very carbonated. Burped a lot. Flavor is of dark fruits with belgian yeast characteristics. This beer is so so so so soooo smooth and creamy, it’s fantastic.


2.8
ghostbeer (217) - 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.

3.9
GhostS (370) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 26, 2017
Aroma medie, placuta, ceva fructe negre uscate, suc de pomu?oare negre, dulcea?a de nuci verzi, mal?, drojdii belgiene. Gust mediu, intens, pu?in dulce ?i acid, moderat gazat, u?or amar, predominant fructe uscate, drojdii belgiene, fructe caramelizate, pu?in o?et balzamic. Buna.

4.7
Westy1130 (96) - 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.

3.8
Beamer (62) - - JUL 21, 2017
Mooi donker bier, niet bitter, licht zoet, lijkt wel wat op de 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Navers (157) - 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.

3.6
Stuu666 (13436) - 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.

3.5
janubio (866) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 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. Medium to full body, rich and creamy palate. Good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: chocolate, dark fruits, licorice notes.Good, but not the best from St. Bernardus.

3.9
jjsint (3120) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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.

3.5
OminouSC2 (676) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2017
Mahogany color, medium sized beige head. Aromas of yeast, caramel, dried fruits, raisins and peaches. Taste of raisins, fudge, caramel, yeast and butter with a creamy finish. 7-4-7-3-14.

3.2
ha1ag (906) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
Bottled, tnx team ! Brown color, frothy head, looks great. Liquirice nose. Aroma has plum, caramel, and lots of brown sugar. Flavour is sweet, alcholic stingy, aromatic. Dry alcoholic finish.


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