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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 668
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of DaveBar
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased as part of a mixed 6pk for $18.00. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice head that is gone pretty quick though. Nice dark brown.

S- Not a lot here. Must be trapped in the beer!!! LOL

T- Nice blend. Mellow. Nothing overpowering. Just a nice mellow blend.

M- Pretty creamy believe it or not.

O- Very good. Will buy if I see it on tap.

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with..... Roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and beans.


Photo of delta490
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep murky brown with about one finger of off-white head. The head settles down to a thin cap that lasts well into the beer. The aroma is mild, with both sweet malt and spice like a Christmas bread but without the nutmeg or cinnamon. Savory. The taste is similar but a little subdued. The body is lighter and lacking in the unctuousness of others dubbels. This is a good beer but not my favorite for the style.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of kevinlater
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "A 10 04 16", consumed on november 14, 2014

a: an opaque, murky deep brown-chestnut-mahogany colour with three fingers of fluffy, frothy, bone-hued head

s: a strong spicy yeast presence and lots of sweet caramel malt. undertones of dates, plums, prunes, and freshly baked bread

t: bready, malty, spicy, and yeasty to begin with. flavours of the aforementioned fruits intermingle with the initial malty sweetness. has a moderate-in-strength drying quality that kicks in early and lingers for quite some time

m: medium mouthfeel, moderate prickly carbonation, sticky

o: an excellent beer. sweet and loaded with flavour, but has an ample amount of bitterness after each sip

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mick303
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served medium chilled into a tulip glass. Produced a lovely frothy head which left a good film and lacing. Colour is a medium dark brown with some haze to it and active carbonation.

S - assertive notes of belgian yeast, allspice, raisin, cooked pears, black pepper, caramelization, a hint of brown sugar, cherries and a robust dark fruity character, it has a cigar like character and a really enticing complex dark current/raisin note. Shows nice floral characters as well, just a hint of ethanol. Aroma on this was outstanding and probably exceeded the taste.

T - start has rich fruits, plummy, raisin, dates, and rustic malty notes, bready, then progressively more spicy, as cinnamon, nutmeg? and a yeasty pepperiness come up. Light start with some of the florals and a sweetness of caramel and toffee, before the yeasty character comes in with a wave of complex spice notes leading to a tight, moderately bitter finish with some dry maltiness and pronounced pepper.

M - dominated by the malts, rich belgian malt body, gentle carbonation, initially it is quite effervescent but settles, robust and satisfying with a hint of sweetness, and also a crispness especially on the finish to make it a delightfully sessionable ale.

A very well rounded Dubbel, no shortage of yeasty spice and complexity here, a hefty flavour profile that has a strong malt and caramel profile but also plays well to the yeast. Delightful beer, well balanced and quite approachable, quite a peppery dubbel and one I will look forward to having again.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 1,352 ratings.