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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 55
Gots: 74 | 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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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%

Served in a St Bernardus goblet.

A- dark amber/brown, 2" khaki color head, excellent lacing.

S- doughy, yeasty aroma. Sweet malts, dark fruits.

T- lots of dubbel yeast flavors, bread, dark fruits, light candi sugars, slight metallic taste.

M- medium body, high carbonation. Dry aftertaste with that metallic taste, feel stays in your mouth.

O- decent dubbel, abbey ale. Little dry and the higher carbonation is a slight turn off.

12-28-2011 04:25:08 | More by kawilliams81
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-28-2011 00:33:02 | More by justinm4bama
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-27-2011 15:13:40 | More by kmwilson76
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-27-2011 15:00:13 | More by arkansastroy
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claspada

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle best by 05.05.14. No time like the present though...

Pours a hazy, brown body with a creamy, off-white head that leaves a nice layer of a foam cap. As the head dissipates it leaves some nice thick lacing for such a low ABV beer.

Aromas begin with tons of Belgian yeast notes; clove, bananas and other various dark fruits. Full of yeast and sweet-smelling dark sugars. Hints of toasted brown bread in the background but take a backseat to the yeast influence.

The tastes begin with light cocoa powder, toasted bread and plenty of sweet maltiness. As it warms the fruitiness of bananas and other yeast flavors assert themselves. Plenty of spice and doughy yeastiness evident.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation; perfect for the style. Finishes dry and fruity.

Overall this is the staple of what a Belgian single ale should be. There is nothing inherently exciting but there is not a single fault I can find in this beer. Perfect starter or afternoon beer when you don't want a really big beer yet, but still satisfies if you want that classic Belgian flavor profile. This should be a year round go to beer for all fans of Belgian brown ales.

12-26-2011 23:18:50 | More by claspada
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cmonson68

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-25-2011 18:14:00 | More by cmonson68
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fx20736

New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served at cellar temp (~59f).

Intriguing tawny ruby like a fine a fine sherry with a 1 finger tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma of Sugar, molasses and noble hops.

Mouthfeel: silky, smooth and layered. Top notch.

Taste: broad maltiness supported by a slight pruny fruitiness and a kiss of savory hops.

Notes: My 3rd St Bernardus so far and it is a runaway winner. The beer seems supremely well made and is great for as much as what it doesn't have as it does; no cloying sweetness, no wallop of Belgian yeast, no overpowering sourness, just a damn fine beer.

12-23-2011 18:31:26 | More by fx20736
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +15.1%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- A dark brown barely able to look through, with a nice two finger off white head at the top that leaves just a bit of lacing around the glass.

S- Nice mixture of sweet malts, that are so pleasent to smell, a slight scent of caramel and a whole lot of earthiness.

T- Taste is straight belgian, you know right away what you are drinking, lots of malts and yeast and slight notes of dark fruits, great balance on this Dubbel.

M- Creamy and mid carbonation

O- This brew will leave you wanting another, fantastic with great balance.

12-22-2011 15:33:29 | More by thedoubler55
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-22-2011 06:06:39 | More by TheBishopco
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-22-2011 01:31:49 | More by jtmcgraw
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akukucka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-20-2011 17:12:24 | More by akukucka
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match1112

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8%

picked up the st. bernadus gift pack with the matching glass. bottle pours into the snifter a liquid caramel color with a finger's worth of tan head.upon settling to a frothy cap there is little lacing left behind. the smell is that of belgian yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits and malts. taste has all the before mentioned ingredients plus a hint of spice. has a creamy mouthfeel to it. great carbonation and a dry finish. this is a fantastic beer and easy to find. cant believe it took me so long to try it.

12-20-2011 16:52:31 | More by match1112
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Luchman

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-19-2011 22:37:13 | More by Luchman
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-18-2011 23:40:32 | More by boudreaux
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kevinconroy

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-18-2011 01:13:26 | More by kevinconroy
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Vylo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22%

12-17-2011 14:44:04 | More by Vylo
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +22%

12-16-2011 03:39:26 | More by ThirstyHerf
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stevoj

Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 19:39:10 | More by stevoj
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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22%

12-15-2011 17:15:41 | More by throwback
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Bottle poured into snifter

Three finger head, jet black beer

S: Dark fruits, hops, alcohol

T: Fruits, hops, and great barley

M: Moderate, like a weissbier!!!

Overall, this is a beer I strongly endorse and recommend! I will have this beer again when a celebration truly calls for it. This is not a session beer, it is a after-dinner beer.

12-14-2011 21:05:37 | More by BierStein711
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Theitos

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +22%

12-13-2011 00:16:04 | More by Theitos
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Mreyes69

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2011 00:08:47 | More by Mreyes69
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-11-2011 05:42:35 | More by animal69
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22%

12-10-2011 19:04:02 | More by kayrex
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-10-2011 15:29:29 | More by FarmerTed
St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.