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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,271 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 54
Gots: 91 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TenHornsProud, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of JRdaSconnie
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P: 11.2oz bottle, best by 19the 09 14. From fridge into St Bernardus chalice (part of sweet 4 pk gift set).

A: Deep brown with copper hues. 2 finger creamy, frothy head settles into thin, but full surface foam. Big laces.

S: Not huge on aroma to me. Some caramel malt with some Belgian fruitiness in background. Wish this one had a little more.

T: similar to smell. Not a major player on flavor up front. Nice maltiness and again, Belgian fruity yeast. Little banana and spice, just a little. Not bad at all, but not mind blowing awesome.

M: Beautiful Belgian mouthfeell. Crisp, effervescence but creamy. Full but not tiring. Very nice.

O: nice dubbel, wish it was a little more spicy. Nice maltiness and excellent body. Definitely worth a try.

JRdaSconnie, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jmich24, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Bakerwine
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best Before batch 06-05-13

lite brown/med copper core with streaks of garnet and brick orange pours pleasantly into a medium, tapered, wine glass. Noticeable fine beads steam thru medium+ cloudy intensity. Head is medium- impressive and quick to fall.

The nose here, along with the mouthfeel, are the best parts of this beer. The nose is clean, with sweet and fresh malts, baking spices, vanilla, pepper, light caramel, banana. There is a lift and energy to the nose, though I wish there was a touch more complexity.

Flavors on the palate and confirmed, but mouthfeel quickly steals the show. A med+ creamy texture with velvet qualities is not heavy, and is balanced nicely by the CO2 and higher toned flavors/acids. The finish is long with a hint of balanced bitterness. Again, flavors lacking a bit of complexity.

This beer will most likely improve with more oxidation, and become tastier as I near the bottom of the glass, ahem.

Bakerwine, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with a light haze to the body. Head poured two thick fingers of creamy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: nice malty aroma with some dank character of cherry, raisin and tobacco. Quite appealing but not overwhelming. Good.

Taste: rich malty flavor with the same kind of flavor character as present in the aroma, but with a little less intensity. Added to this is an interesting light sourness plus a hint of chocolate. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: bodacious creaminess brought on by a huge carbonation. Medium body and this creaminess make it extremely satisfying, texturally.

Overall: a very nice dubbel indeed. Besides being tasty, it is eminently drinkable. Possibly the best overall dubbel I've had.

flagmantho, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of sparx1100
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

sparx1100, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB Sept 19, 2014

Beer is dark brown, a bit reddish. A fairly large off-white head. Very good retention- recedes at a very slow pace, leaving some lacing behind.

Smell is quite yeasty and contains a lot of prune, raisin, fig and plum. Very rich and nice.

Taste follows the nose. Bready with dark fruit flavours. Mildly sweet, not nearly as sweet as the style can sometimes be. A very malty beer and very tasty.

Moderate carbonation, medium to full bodied, very chewy. Alcohol is minimal.

Overall, a great beer and an excellent dubbel. Nice stuff!

jrenihan, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of JoeMalta
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

JoeMalta, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of cheefdaddy1
4/5  rDev -2.4%

cheefdaddy1, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of PaulMc
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

PaulMc, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Keegan, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of martja
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this 11.2oz bottle as part of a variety pack of St. Bernardus beers. I poured this one into a gobblet. It poured a medium-dark, murkey brown that is completely opaque. A light one-finger head of white foam appeared. quickly dissaperaing lacing was presenet as i drank it.
In terms of smell, a sweet roasted malt with some fruit comes through. The taste carries this forward with the addition of something similar to banana. In the mouth, this beer is of medium heaviness with lots of bubbles. Overall, this beer is quite nice, and i was plesantly surprised. Not too heavy and sweet for a dubbel. Quit drinkable and will definetly have again.

martja, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a murky burgundy with brighter reddish hues twoard the bottom of the glass. tons of tan foam, 3-4 fingers worth. not much lacing.

S - the aroma starts off sugary, but as it warms notes of chocolate, dried fruit (raisins), yeasty spice and bready notes.

T - a mild malty sweetness on the front. in the middle the sweetness softens to notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. spice (pepper) notes come out as it warms on the tongue. finish is fruity (rasins/dried fruit) and sweet.

M - medium bodied verging on full. medium carbonation. creamy feel.

O - excellent. This is a great example of Belgian Dubbel.

Teleweizen2, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Hanzo, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TimoP, Mar 04, 2012
4/5  rDev -2.4%

SURFBUGG, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of KiltedCulinarian
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a branded goblet, poured a chestnut colour with a light head. First impressions when served chilled were not impressive, but the flavour developed considerably as it warmed up. A crisp and malty nose, consistent with the flavour, and a slightly buttery finish. A mild spice accompaniment throughout.

KiltedCulinarian, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of dalecooper
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dalecooper, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Andlemc
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Andlemc, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of MikeD1687
5/5  rDev +22%

MikeD1687, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Blanco
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First I should start out with the fact that I initially had no intentions of reviewing this beer. But I poured it into the matching St. Bernadus glass and was immediately captivated by this beers appearance. The color is a dark brown with red/amber tones. Large billowy head fits neatly in the glass. The aroma is typical trappist, but cleaner than most. Malts and dark fruit are there as well. The flavor is amazing. Clean, crisp and dry. Hard to describe but definitively enjoying to. Light bodied and very well carbonated. Overall this was great.

Blanco, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

EvanWilliams, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Both the aroma and appearance very quickly give away that this is a smaller dubbel than most. Lighter brown color and a thinner more aqueous aroma tell that tale. Neither is bad, but apparent. Still a big full dense head lends nicely to the look.
Aroma is a soft darker malt and the yeast qualities are mild. It's a pleasant aroma, but not impressive.
Tasty malt flavors with a really nice sweetness towards the finish, but the start defines it as Belgian with a nicely mixed flavor of the dark malt with yeast taste. Soft dryness towards the finish, but the lingering flavor is more malt. Caramel, a soft butter quality (not a bad dms thing).
Only a slightly thinner body. Fully carbonated adequate to style.
In spite of the less than impressive start, this finishes rather nicely.

garymuchow, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of oldseacaptain
4/5  rDev -2.4%

oldseacaptain, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.