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St.Bernardus Prior 8 is a traditional abbey beer, brewed in the classic dubbel style. The original recipe dates back to the times when we still brewed under licence (1946-1992). Named ‘World’s Best Dark Belgian Style Dubbel’ on the World Beer Awards, in other words, the best Dubbel beer in the world.


This delicious beer is chestnut brown, emitting a deep red glow and presenting a lovely rounded head.


  • Colour Dark
  • Type of beer Double / Top fermentation
  • Alcohol degree 8 %
  • ° Plato 16,8
  • Recommended pouring temperature 8 - 12 °C
  • Colour (EBC) 65
  • Bitterness (EBU) 20
  • Shelf life 4 years (bottle) / 1,5 years (keg)
  • Packaging Bottle: 33 cl / 75 cl - Keg: 20 L

Character, taste, aromas

St.Bernardus Prior 8 stands out with its fruity aroma, reminiscent of tree fruits like red apples, but complemented by exotic touches of figs and dates. The whole is rounded off perfectly by impressions of caramel and roast malt. The full taste is malty and fruity in equal measure and achieves the perfect balance between bitter and sweet.


This is an easy beer to dine with. It’s strong character easily pairs with tasty, rich dishes, such as stews and meat dishes with creamy sauces. Despite its strength this Prior 8 also serves very well as an aperitif.


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