St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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3.94/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Chimay chalice. The pour is deep read, clear, and fairly dark. It sports 2 fingers of dense beige foam which lasts a good long while. The nose is rich, sweet, and slightly fruity with some fruity esters and spicy phenols. In particular, I get toffee-like malt notes, fresh apples, and baking spices. I also get a cherry-like note as well.
The beer has a medium body and a flavor that follows the nose quite well. There are bready flavors up front. Chocolate-like flavors, raisins, and other dried fruits come in around mid-palate. The finish is void of bitterness, but a good level of carbonation stimulates the palate and allows the other flavors to linger a bit.
Overall, an exceptional example of the style. It has that nice marriage of malty flavors, dark fruits, and that distinctive puff pastry flavor characteristic of Belgian yeast. I generally reach for Quads instead of Dubbels, but I'm very glad I finally got around to trying this beer. It is outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 22:24:36 | More by deadonhisfeet
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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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