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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,358 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 60
Gots: 121 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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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.

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3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bernardus chalice.

A - Dark chocolate brown with a large deep-ivory head. Fair retention with good lacing.

S - Dark fruits, sugars and yeast. Very far from robust.

T - Dark chocolate, doughy yeast, a few dark fruits, pepper and some raisins. Finishes dry.

M - Soft medium body with average carbonation.

O - A few things going on in here but it takes to much effort for me to fork it all out. Dry finishes such as these are always a turn off. I would be content never having another one.

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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque amber hue with a foamy tan head of about half a finger which seems to be retaining well.

Aroma: A bit of a metallic or copper tinge to it (which I've noticed in others of the style). Semi-sweet malt tones and some plum/apricot.

Taste: The fruit notes come through subtly and also get that slight metallic taste (but it's not really off-tasting). Some spice from the yeast, particularly clove. Drying aftertaste and a bit of lingering bitterness from the spices. About as robust as I'd expect for 6.7% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Though very effervescent, it has a nice smoothness from the head. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is slightly cloying after a while.

Final Thoughts: A decent beer, one of the better Dubbel's I've had. Any fan of Belgian beer would appreciate this one. Would I drink it again? Maybe, for now I'm looking forward to trying their 8, Tripel, and 12.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

A- pours a murky-cloudy dark copper in color, foamy white head that reduces to a thin layer with not much lace.

S- yeasty with notes of clove, raisins, brown sugar, a bit nutty, and some basement must.

T- sweet dark sugar with notes of fig, clove, and earthy yeast. Simple, yet balanced. The finish is slightly sweet with some warming alcohol at the end.

M- medium body, lively carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, finishes easy and slightly fizzy.

O- very drinkable Dubbel, but not quite as much dark fruit as one would expect from the style.

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Best by 7/30/12.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, spices, and dark fruits - especially grapes and raisins. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a fruity finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but I think it smells better.

St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.