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

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RATINGS: 2332   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2005
At touch of leather and tobacco in the nose, with lots of phenolics. Nice color and quite tasty. A very good brew.


3.9
Scipio (1273) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Pours a brown or deep amber with a full, bubbly tan head. The aroma is has that Belgian feel, being slightly tart and consisting of heavy yeast, plum, raisin, caramel, and slight earthy notes. The taste retains the easy tartness. Its quite dry and is a little sweet. Yeast is powerful and caramel is pretty strong as well. Then there are the fruity flavors of plum, cherry, and raisin. Spice and alcohol complete the story. Quick caramel aftertaste. Medium bodied, sticky in texture, and with some extremely fizzy, bubbly carbonation. You can't go wrong with this one.

3.6
GarageBrewer80 (714) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Flaska från Belgoklubben. Klar, mörkbrun kulör med ljusbrun skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt, nötter och bröd. Frisk och söt kropp med örtiga toner . Smak av rostad malt, brunt socker, karramel, bröd och kola.

3.8
teddybeer (4256) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2018
33cl bottle.
Brown color with a light beige head, short to medium retention. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, caramel, Belgian yeast. Flavor is slightly bittery at the beginning, yeasty, toffee, candy sugar. Light sweetness in the final with toasted bready notes.

3.8
DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Hazy brown beer with average, frothy, tan head. Aroma of spices, cloves, cherries, plums, raisins and caramel. Taste is medium- sweet and light+ bitter, of plums, raisins, caramel, cherries, dark fruits, spices, with notes of brown sugar and nuts. Fruity and light peppery finish. Medium body and carbonation. High drinkability. Great, very tasty dubbel.

3.7
williamlantz (80) - - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Dark brown colour, large head. Aroma: yeast, banana, fruits, caramel, malt. Taste: yeast, champagne, caramel, some malt. 'classic Belgian'

4.2
tmdaines (186) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2018
It’s one hell of an ale. Rich fruitiness melds with dark malt and the right amount of bitter. Texture is superb. It cloys the right amount in the mouth to allow your to savour the flavour. Makes a great accompaniment to most meat dishes.

3.8
malibrat (60) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 8, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 Pivo u flaši 0,33. Boja tamno smeđa i lagano crvenkasta. Fin slatkast miris , grožđice , tamni slad. Okus jako bogat i to je vjerovatno razlog zašto je trenutno prvom mjestu na Rate Beeru. Jednostavno nisu štedjeli na 'materijalu' :) i sva piva općenito na kojima se nije 'štedjelo' i u rukama znalaca moraju donijeti takav rezultat. Jedina mala zamjerka je ta šta mi je malo više gazirano , pa malo 'recka' šta inače nije slučaj kod drugih Bernardusa. Inače odličan Dubbel.

3.6
TychoJames (1526) - �rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Flaska från mixpack Systembolaget. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad. Maltig doft med mörk sirap och kavring. Smak av bränt socker, jäst, torkad frukt och lite nötter. Ganska diskret i sötman ändå. Lite torr avslutning

3.3
Roger60 (268) - - DEC 29, 2017
SB beställning flaska. Fint skum och mörkbrun färg. Russin och något friskt i aromen. Smakar lite tunnt i mitten. Helt ok men inget speciellt. Witten är bättre.

4.2
vcsa (74) - - DEC 28, 2017
Appearance: Pours opaque dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head, with good lacing. 5/5 Aroma: Roasted malt, berries, dark fruits, coconut, caramel, brown sugar, vinous and yeast. 9/10 Taste: Roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, raisin, plum, spices and yeast. Starts with sherry like sweet, caramel and dried fruits, followed by spice, yeast and warming alcohol, rounded. Sweet fruity alcoholic finish, with some spice and licorice notes. 8/10 Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy, low carbonated. 4/5 Overall 16/20


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