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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 48
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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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RicoBrew

California

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just got this one today in the St. Bernardus sampler pack. I just picked it up randomly not knowing the style and tried it.

A- Pours out nicely, small bubbles. The color is brown with a little bit of a reddish tinge to it when held up to a light. Hazy. The head is off-white and lingers as a pillowy-soft cap.

S- Not much there really. Malt notes come through the most. A little bit of the signature belgian "peppery" notes come through. No hop nose, no esters; minimal diacetyl present.

T- Caramel malt flavors are the first to come through. Those are followed by the signature belgian "funk", but only slightly. It's just enough to let you know that you're drinking a belgian dubbel and not a english sweet brown ale. A little tinge of butterscotch comes through after a couple of sips. The aftertaste is bitter, but not overly so, just enough to stave off any cloying sweetness. Overall very pleasant if forgettable.

M- Slightly effervescent on the tongue, but it quickly gives way to a nice light body. Not a heavy dubbel by any means.

D- Due to the light nature and relatively low ABV, this is one of the few dubbels I could see being a potential session beer. It's not the best dubbel I've ever had by any means, but it's very pleasant. If I was trying to get someone into belgian beer that has little experience, I would definitely recommend this one to them.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:36:31 | More by RicoBrew
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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.