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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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1,355 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 59
Gots: 120 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at World of Beer- Savannah. Poured into a pint glass with a nice deep brown/amber hue and generous beige 2 finger head that hung around a bit. Smell is of dark fruits (figs, raisins) and some carmel and spice. A bit bready as well. Tates is exact to the nose with a nice subtle hop finish. Similar to the 12 with the smooth/balanced finish. The monks are doing it right! Love the fruit/bread on the front end. Exceptional taste. Feel is nice for the style. A good bit of carbonation and silk to it. Overall- A great brew that is very smooth and complex. Nice combination of malts, spices, fruits and hops. A must have-

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a somewhat murky brown with thin head retention.

Smell: Dark fruits including grapes, sweet smelling.

Taste: Raisin, caramel sugar, bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, somewhat thin.

Overall: A solid dubbel, but I'm partial to the Prior 8.

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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Are there happier monks-- or are there happier *beer-label monks*-- than those that brew St. Bernardus? The 6 is another family favorite; a classic dubbel that is yeasty and fruity, not overly gassy and merely subtly hopped at the very end of each sip. You will find it difficult to do better, and not just at this affordable price.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle dated 19 Sept. 2014 served in a snifter. Allowed to warm to about 45F.

Every drop of this precious brew, including some sediment, poured into the snifter, causing a large, sudsy, tan head to rise all the way up to the rim. The head is durable and leaves nice lacing.

The rich aroma is spicy, fruity (dark), yeasty and malty, but marred slightly IMO by a bit of mustiness/soapiness, presumably from the yeast.

T: Superb taste, with a feast of flavor components culminating in a lingering aftertaste of dark fruits, dark bread and roasted malts. Suggestions of raisins, dates, prune, apple, caramel, banana, allspice and other spices. Excellent balance of sweet, sour and bitter.

M: medium-full body with lively, and fairly high carbonation. Creamy smooth after the carbonation dies down.

O: a must-try Belgian: a rich, unique and complex dubbel meant to be slowly sipped and savored, resulting in different nuances noticed on every sip.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.