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
Formerly named East Side or Die IPA, Pernicious is our flagship India Pale Ale. With minimum malt complexity, we dry hop this beer with nearly twice the normal amount of hops typical to this style. The combination of juicy, tropical fruit-forward hops with heavy resinous American hops is the epitome of a West Coast IPA, made right here in the Southeast.
"Medium ruby with violet shades; very nice mouthfeel and texture; wild red and black berry flavors, cherry, spices and herbs; well integrated elegant smooth vanilla oaky toasty notes; ripe and complex on the palate: loads of sweet vibrant fruit; medium to full-bodied with soft and velvet tannins and nicely refreshing finish."
"This cuvée is made from grapes grown on the estate’s oldest vines and boasts an intense, complex nose with scents of fruit and white spring flowers. The attack is soft, round and fat with lovely freshness on the palate. It shows remarkable length with floral and fruity notes, underscored by a touch of vanilla."
"Ripe red berries, candied flowers and a hint of peppery spices on the perfumed nose. Round and fleshy, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors with a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Closes gently tannic, broad and with repeating red fruit character, leaving behind a refreshingly bitter touch of orange pith." - Vinous