St. Bernardus Prior 8 is an Abbey Dubbel Ale, from the Belgain craft brewery St. Bernardus Brouwerij. Dubbels are relatively rare in the beer world; St. Bernardus Prior 8 makes theirs 8.00% ABV. Prior 8 pours out a clear dark brown with a tall, thick tan head that laces as it slowly settles. Prior 8's nose offers clove and banana Belgian aromas, with hints of dark fruits and coriander-very pleasant. The taste is a fine marriage of dark caramel, figs, raisins, and dried cranberries; coriander, clove, and banana become prominent towards the finish. This Dubbel Ale feels dry and slightly sticky on the tongue, just right for the style. St. Bernardus Prior 8 is a good match for buttery and pungent cheeses, chocolate, or beef dishes. Serve this Dubbel in a goblet or chalice at 45-50 degrees F, and stash it away in a beer cellar to age for a few seasons, at the same temperature.