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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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1,107 Ratings
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Ratings: 1107
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002)
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2013 03:26:56 | More by Kingcurio
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Maine

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Ohio

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a lovely dark, deep-reddish brown. A tall, off-white head recedes rather slowly, but maintains a skimming of bubbles that leaves a smattering of lacing on the glass.

S - All of the deep aromas that one would expect from a dubbel, but I could go for a little more potency. Some caramel sweetness, dark fruit, maybe fig. A little breadiness.

T - Follows the nose. Caramel up front, then dark fruit. Breadiness comes in on the back end. While the flavors are subtle, which I like, they border on too thin with this one. Also, there is a mildly unpleasant aftertaste that clings to my mouth.

M - This is the week spot of the beer for me. This beer started on the light side of medium-bodied and never really swayed from there. Perhaps that is to style, but I would have preferred a bit more. Leaves a bit of stickiness in my mouth.

O - On its own merits this is a very good beer. Unfortunately, I can't help but compare it to the Pater 8, and I would select the 8 10 out of 10 times ahead of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 10:56:30 | More by Andrew041180
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California

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a murky brown hue with a huge, chunky, 2.5 finger beige head.

S- Slightly yeasty, hints of chocolate

T- Chocolate, sweet pear, cherry, slight hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. The high carbonation detracts a little for me but i'm sure it is good with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

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FLima

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown amber color with a thick beige head with great retention and leaving a wall of laces. Apparent carbonation. It got murky and darker after I poured the residual liquid.
Nice aroma of prunes, caramel malt, brown sugar and cashews.
Fruity flavor with notes of prunes, herbal and earthy hops, spices, candied sugar, yeast, pears, ripped strawberries, cinnamon and creamy chocolate. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium velvety body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.7% abv is completely absent.
Classic example of the style, a really pleasant and balanced Dubbel. It was definitely worth it to keep it in storage for a couple of years.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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Roguer

Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly fills a Chimay chalice with a perfect and patient pour. 1 1/2 fingers of flat white, very barely tan, firm head. Retention is unbelievable. Brew is a nut brown, hazy in the middle, but fairly clear, with red highlights, on the edges. Lots of visible sediment in the light.

Huge nose, even straight from the fridge: first bananas, and a hint of clove; yeast and candi sugar; then, nuts and dark fruits, specifically raisins and/or prunes. A rye kind of earthy spiciness that becomes more apparent as it warms, while the fruit softens.

Great balance: liquid fruit bread with spices. Follows the nose. Not quite as sweet, heavier on the spices. Sweetness more on the mid palate, with a dry and spicy finish. Complex, but it all blends together very smoothly, with perhaps too much emphasis on spice.

Smooth, balanced, and medium feel. Lively with no sting. Dry, but lasting finish, with a slowly building warmth. Slight foaming.

Excellent Dubbel, easily the best I've had in a while. I think I prefer Chimay and Westmalle (likely in that order), but this fits the bill. Beer that drinks like a meal.*

Unsure on the bottle date.

*Riff on Campbell's Chunky. No thievery intended; credit where due.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 16:40:00 | More by Roguer
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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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