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

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RATINGS: 2282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Most of the flavor of the 12. Great malt flavor...........................


3.8
geolgau (294) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 12, 2017
Aroma is a bit shy, but as it heats, it grows: fruity and roasty with roasted malts, milk chocolate, roasted walnuts, dry earthiness, pu-erh tea. Taste is balanced, not too sweet, not too alcoholic. Sweet malts, spices, dark fruits,nice alcohol burn, dark medicinal teas, caramel. Very nice dubbel.

3.6
wilde_joost59 (166) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Shared a bottle at home with Rabo. Nice brown color. Taste was very smooth, good. The aftertaste was a bit disappointing.

4.3
KevinReddirt (181) - 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.

3.7
KW92 (1621) - 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.

2.8
ghostbeer (220) - 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 (398) - Chișinău, 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.

4.7
Westy1130 (97) - 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 (80) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - 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 (183) - 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 (13631) - 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.


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