St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a snifter.
The Pater pours opaque, rich brown into the glass forming a thick off-white head that eventually dissipates into an 1/8 inch thick film over the beer. Beautiful whisps of lacing spread down the sides of the glass.
The beer smells of Belgian yeast followed by candy-sugar malt. Hints of dried fruit and banana coexist with the strong malt backbone.
St. Bernadus creates a beer that immediately opens with a hop presence, slightly bitter and a little acidic. This is followed by notes of maple sugar, light spice, and burned grains with hints of Belgian yeast and an ever-so-slight hint of bread. The actual finish mostly consists of the sugary malt layered over Belgian yeast.
The mouthfeel for this beer is a bit thinner than expected, even with the copious amounts of carbonation. The finish does last long after the sip is gone, however.
With the low ABV and the lighter-than-expected mouthfeel, this Belgian strong dark is actually very easy to drink. I like the Pater 6 more than I was expecting to, especially as it warms. St. Bernardus did a wonderful job with this offering, and I look forward to the 12.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2011 08:49:26 | More by BamaViper1
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