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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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Ratings: 1111
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002)
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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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
More User Reviews:
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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Suffer the dubbel for me.

A real nicely controlled but large rocky, and fluffy thin four finger tall light creamed tan colored head. Thin bubbles with good capping retention. Body has some of that tan rising carbonation as well, with a nice dark mahogany brown, and hints of red and light chestnut brown too. Great looking beer.

Real nice spicy notes on this. Sharp clove, faint hint of dry but not sweet cinnamon. Pretty straight forward and solid. Nothing wildly unique or stunning, just good.

Palate comes a little muted. Big carbonation, but with a strong mineral sense and not too distracting. Not much aftertaste, but a little bit of faint caramel somewhat on the finish. Mid palate fills with a steely sensing fruit quality, somewhat between raising and cherry. Palate gets considerably more creamy as it warms, with more subtle sweetness that was hinted on the nose.

For a Dubbel it drinks surprisingly well, and has a nice subtle quality for easy drinking. Not a big sugar bomb either, quietly stated very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:45:28 | More by smakawhat
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-23-2014 15:51:03 | More by 22Blue
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2014 09:58:30 | More by parintele
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-16-2014 02:19:54 | More by Beervana
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-13-2014 17:00:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-12-2014 21:53:33 | More by rderedin
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-10-2014 23:53:36 | More by wellsnb
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 01:01:09 | More by AlMarzo
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

04-09-2014 21:04:23 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-30-2014 05:13:11 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 02:06:57 | More by dmorgan310
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-26-2014 17:47:09 | More by DaveMiller
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 20:38:58 | More by jsurfs82
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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

03-23-2014 02:31:57 | More by Lothore
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-23-2014 02:12:24 | More by AlexFields
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-22-2014 22:04:54 | More by afsdan
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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

03-22-2014 17:54:27 | More by FLima
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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