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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Ratings: 1,370
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 66
Gots: 127 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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Ratings: 1,370 | Reviews: 670
Photo of sevenarts
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange with a typically big, fluffy Belgian head.

S: Very yeasty and spicy, not very strong aroma.

T/M: Not as fruit-forward as the other St. Bernardus beers, this one is dominated by the yeast and complex spices. A good amount of alcohol comes through in the aftertaste, too.

O: While I don't like this as much as St. Bernardus' 8 or 12, it's still a fine beer with an interesting flavor.

Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is dark chestnut brown with a tan fluffy head. Nose is heavy sweet malt, candies sugar, dark fruits, lightly green. Taste offers well balanced sweetness, notes of nuttiness, and dark fruits aplenty. Body is a touch thin with heavy carbonation and a soft feel.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this from the bottle along with all the other St. Bernarduses in one weekend to compare. Pours a medium brown color, purple haze in there, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some dark fruits, yeasty spice, rather subdued. Flavor follows with a nice smooth plum and fig, bit of apple and pear, and some yeasty spices going on. Relatively light on the palate, not dry, but plenty of carbonation. A little pricey for what it is, but a very nice brew.

Photo of Bix
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of axeman9182
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz botle with a "best by" date of 9/19/14. It was part of my haul from working BBF and after it warmed was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

St. Bernardus Pater 6 pours a rusted copper color, lightening a bit at the edges. There's two fingers of bone colored head crowning the beer. It manages to stick around for a minute or to before fading, but does so relatively cleanly. The nose has a strong fig presence, as well as a gentle alcohol aroma. The flavor profile flashes some phenols with a clove taste right out front. The same esters and booze from the nose then come in, though they're joined here by a subtle bready maltiness. I wish there was more variety to the fruity flavors rather than just fig, but the alcohol presence remains restrained and pleasantly warming. The mouthfeel is very nice, on the dry side body-wise and paired with a nice and lively carbonation. St Bernardus's Pater 6 is a decent enough dubbel, but I think it's also clearly a step below some of the great trappist takes on the style.

Photo of morebeergood
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my St. Bernardus goblet. Huge head forms quickly and stays around for a while. Was nice and thick too, almost like whipped cream. Really nice looking in the glass. Dark chestnut brown body. Smell was a combo of ripe bananas and cloves. Taste was spot on for a dubbel: brown sugar, caramel, cherry. One thing I would have liked more is a slightly more hefty body on this one; it bordered on the thin side. Easy and smooth to drink. Looking forward to the other three styles that came in my gift pack.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheDinger
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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