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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 48
Gots: 63 | 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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cjac

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

07-28-2012 00:07:46 | More by cjac
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

03-16-2014 14:17:06 | More by Fettpopps
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Murky red-brown with a short coarse head that settles to a heavy film and gives up only a bit of lace.

I found this one pretty weak-kneed across the board, unremarkable in character. Nose has a hint of the Belgian and alcohol. Mouthfeet is watery. Taste is undistinguished, some yeast, some malt, a bit of a spritzy bite and some slight lingering bitterness.

Unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2005 21:51:37 | More by TerryW
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

06-15-2014 23:46:23 | More by beergorrilla
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hazy burnt orange with a 3 finger off white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has Belgian yeast, bread, and brown sugar. This may taste good, but the aroma is a bit disappointing.

The taste is the same as the aroma, but it is really subdued compared to most Dubbels. The date code on the bottle states 22 07 13, which I assume means drink by July 22, 2013, so this should not be an old bottle. There is a slight amount of sweetness, but no dark fruit, and a light amount of dark sugar. Disappointing.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and there is a bit of a bitter aftertaste. I think this may be a bad bottle, but I am not positive, and it does not appear to be an old bottle. This beer is disappointing. If I decide to try this again, I will update this review.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 20:30:21 | More by hardy008
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qumrangeorge

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is ideal as a before meal apertif to get the stomach growling. It's gives a low alcohol taste in the mouth. I wouldn't drink with my meal and i wouldn't go looking for it on a special occasion, but it's nice to start out the evening tasting if its on the menu.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:01:54 | More by qumrangeorge
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/22/2007 (bottle BB 161109 - bottled May 2006, batch 2):

Pours a ruby brown color, lighter edges. Off-white head, frothy but small. Hoppy aroma, grapefruit. Dark woodsy scent, malts and alcohol. Aroma of spices when inhaling deeply, some sweetness and caramel. Caramel and sweetness, dark raisiny taste. Spices, clove. Sickly sweet aftertaste. Warming up...taste of something dark might be the oak - a hard flavor. A lot of alcohol. Too alcoholy.Pours a dark brown color, reddish slight orangish color. Dull tannish head, good lacing. Very grapey dark fruity taste, some spice leather-like. Some other fruit like mango or something. But somewhat faint. Fizzy dark fruit, dark leather aftertaste, then mellowing. Musky-like. Too heavy a flavor for my liking. Light grapes too, as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 18:19:21 | More by jujubeast6000
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jjanega08

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A= a light brown clear color that has a great head on it and pretty nice lacing.
S=more like apples and yeast than the other st. B's very champagne like.
T= same as the nose. The apples dominate the taste.
M= high carbonation with average weight in my mouth
D= average. I would maybe have it on a special occasion or something but not my favorite

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 15:47:54 | More by jjanega08
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Deep brown with a reddish tint. Two fingers of foamy head that linger for about two minutes and leave scattered branches of lacing on the goblet.

S - Aroma is mild. A bit of malt, faint alcohol, a touch of candied sugars, but mostly an old red grape juice odor.

T - A mild date flavor with very little sweetness and a bitter finish ( one that is rather potent for the style). If you hate sweet Belgian beers, then you might find this a refreshing alternative.

M - Rather harsh, medium viscosity and only a little refreshing.

D - One of the better St Bernardus offerings I have had to date. I don't think I will bother with it in the future though. It is one of the driest, most bitter dubbels I have ever had. It is good with foods, better than most dubbels, but it doesn't stand on its own as well as many of the better dubbels do.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2006 23:55:43 | More by mrasskicktastic
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wajacobs

California

2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Pater 6 pours a murky brown with slight reddish highlights and a persistant off white head. The aroma is dominated by dark malts without the presencne of any noticable alcohol or hops, the flavor has hints of almonds, chocolate, and prunes. The mouthfeel is thin for such a malty beers and lack any warming from alcohol.
If they were trying to make a weaker version of their larger beers they suceeded unfortunately the flavor profile is completely lacking without the additional strength.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 02:01:38 | More by wajacobs
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -27%

03-06-2014 20:02:33 | More by bulldogg915
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

02-20-2013 03:45:04 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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brewbaker

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

01-04-2012 02:07:17 | More by brewbaker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27%

01-10-2012 23:32:55 | More by CWhite
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KMitch

Alabama

3/5  rDev -27%

08-31-2012 01:14:23 | More by KMitch
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dbauer78

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

03-07-2013 12:55:22 | More by dbauer78
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Temporalis

Washington

3/5  rDev -27%

12-23-2012 08:23:14 | More by Temporalis
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TimH


3/5  rDev -27%

05-19-2012 19:17:55 | More by TimH
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Cs1987

Australia

3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Deep red, 1 finger of head with good retention.

Smell - Lots of yeast, only a little malt is detectable.

Taste - Not like any Dubbel I've had before. Unusually light for a Belgian ale, very yeasty with subtle malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, very lively.

Drinkability - Not great, due to the yeasty character.

Overall - This could only be a Belgian ale. However, this is really lacking in flavour to back up the high yeast content. I'm hoping the Prior 8 has more flavour.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 11:07:18 | More by Cs1987
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark wet wood brown with a beautiful creamy ivory head. Left decent lacing.

S - Weird adjunct. That's it.

T - Tastes kinda like a tripple. Hay, bubblegum, chocolate malt.

M - Light creamy body with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, this beer was all over the place. Beautiful appearance, lacking smell, okay flavor, good body. I guess really it all depends on what you think.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:46:35 | More by SometimesIfart
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bort11

Missouri

3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into my St. Bernardus chalice. Light tan head stands a 1/4 inch from the surface and recedes to a thin film. Color is a murky dark reddish brown.

Smell is herbal and spicy, ginger, a bit of cinnamon.. Taste is slightly sour. A bit like sour milk in coffee. It is not bad, just not what I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. This is my least favorite of the St Bernardus beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2007 05:08:53 | More by bort11
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown with a ruby tint and a good light tan head that stays.

S-very malty with a hint of dark belgian malts.

T-comes in with a decent taste of cinnamon with a faint taste of dark belgian malts. its a subtle taste with a subtle after-taste of cinnamint. its tastes like cinnamon bubble gum to me. there's a slight bitterness in there towards the end, not one that i like.

M-medium to high carbonation with a watery finish

O-its subtle, but it does start to grow on you the more you drink it. compared to other dubbels i've had though, this doesn't quite compare. it is fairly unique though and i do appreciate the lower ABV than many belgians. it just doesn't have the great taste that many belgians do. it is easy drinking though.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 02:46:43 | More by AdamBear
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.21/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pater 6 pours a cloudy amber color with no head. There is a very dry and very sweet aroma, with some dry grape almost wine like notes. The taste is dry and very very sweet, with some grape notes, and has a wine like flavor. The flavors are good and strong, but very flat feel. Overall its nice, but very very sweet, and too sweet for me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 18:43:12 | More by vette2006c5r
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Franchise

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This offering from St. Bernardus pours a dark brown with a thick bubbly tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, prunes, figs, and plums.

The taste is tart upfront soft herbal bitterness followed by some smooth caramel sweetness, fruit, dark pitted finishing a bit tart and bready in the end decent beer but surprisingly sub-par for a St. Bernardus offering. I will have to re-visit down the road.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 20:33:30 | More by Franchise
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first beer of my St Bernardus evening. I have a mixed four pack of 330ml bottles that I am drinking, reviewing three as I go (I have already reviewed the 12 some time ago).

This bottle is best before 15th Feb 2010, today is 1st March 2008. It was poured into my Westmalle bowl glass.

Looks wonderful at first, a deep clear redish brown with a full light biege foaming head. The head fell away just a bit to quickly for me, I like it to stay untila at least I've had a sip or two.

Rich malty molasses fill your nose and a toffee, coffee sweetness comes through too.

The taste was a big let down for me, none of the flavours of the smell comes through into the actual beer. It is almost the blandest and tasteless dubbel I can remember having and I have had more than a few over the years.

It can't be discribed as watery, but it isn't a thick or viscous in any way either. A sourness comes into the mouthfeel as the beer warms in the mouth and I didn't like that either!

All in all a mixed start to my evening of tastings. I was expecting a lot more from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 20:00:41 | More by BlackHaddock
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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.