St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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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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