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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,177 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,177
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 55
Gots: 64 | 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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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

05-21-2014 18:45:59 | More by Nolen12
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Dirty25

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

05-21-2014 18:32:17 | More by Dirty25
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2014 18:52:10 | More by PappyVans
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shleepy

California

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from small (11.2oz?) bottle into Duvel glass.

Color is reddish-brown, with moderate, fluffy head.

Smell has caramel and lots of brown sugar.

Taste has much of the same, but the body feel relatively light, and it actually ends up with a refreshing and somewhat light beer.

High quality product from St.B.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 06:29:06 | More by shleepy
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sprestridge

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2014 23:29:15 | More by sprestridge
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-09-2014 03:48:39 | More by oriolesfan4
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a mixed six-pack poured into a goblet. A very dark cloudy cola brown brew with a large beige head comprised of fairly large bubbles, I do get a rather fruity and spicy aroma here, tons of banana and fresh berries along with some clove, chocolate, and toffee notes. Palate follows suit, although I found the proceedings to be more dry and woody than the sweet nose might suggest. Banana and blackberry initially, and then some lemony hops become apparent earlier than expected. Tons of spice, clove, cinnamon, and black pepper, with just a little faint grape candy and molasses to finish. Not particularly sweet. Aggressive phenols carry through right to the end. The alcohol peeks through from time to time and I am feeling that the heavy carbonation might be muting and blending the flavor components together. Somewhere in here there are Scottish-like malts, fruity esters, and leafy hops all trying to rise above. Enjoyable enough for the spice and wonderful aroma. Very different from its stablemate Prior 8, which is smoother, more coconut and chocolate in character, and less boldly spicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 01:04:32 | More by CalgaryFMC
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-07-2014 19:26:25 | More by pknyc
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-06-2014 23:48:33 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-05-2014 16:33:43 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-04-2014 02:45:49 | More by xbrettfavrex
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-01-2014 02:48:04 | More by RoninTK3
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JaimeLondon

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice belgian dubbel of a dark bronze color. You can make a big foam out of it.
Smell is a like a blend of special chocolates, specially milky ones. Sometimes reminds me of chocolate sprinkles.
Taste is similar, it's also possible to feel the hops and also a little bit of cinnamon.
Mouthfeel is of high carbonation, the end is quite dry.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 22:00:48 | More by JaimeLondon
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-29-2014 09:19:54 | More by georgiaboy8686
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b_feterl

South Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-29-2014 03:16:57 | More by b_feterl
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-27-2014 21:50:13 | More by koopa
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Suffer the dubbel for me.

A real nicely controlled but large rocky, and fluffy thin four finger tall light creamed tan colored head. Thin bubbles with good capping retention. Body has some of that tan rising carbonation as well, with a nice dark mahogany brown, and hints of red and light chestnut brown too. Great looking beer.

Real nice spicy notes on this. Sharp clove, faint hint of dry but not sweet cinnamon. Pretty straight forward and solid. Nothing wildly unique or stunning, just good.

Palate comes a little muted. Big carbonation, but with a strong mineral sense and not too distracting. Not much aftertaste, but a little bit of faint caramel somewhat on the finish. Mid palate fills with a steely sensing fruit quality, somewhat between raising and cherry. Palate gets considerably more creamy as it warms, with more subtle sweetness that was hinted on the nose.

For a Dubbel it drinks surprisingly well, and has a nice subtle quality for easy drinking. Not a big sugar bomb either, quietly stated very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:45:28 | More by smakawhat
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-23-2014 15:51:03 | More by 22Blue
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Chingringo

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-22-2014 19:35:10 | More by Chingringo
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parintele

Romania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2014 09:58:30 | More by parintele
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-16-2014 02:19:54 | More by Beervana
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-13-2014 17:00:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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rderedin

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-12-2014 21:53:33 | More by rderedin
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-10-2014 23:53:36 | More by wellsnb
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2014 01:01:09 | More by AlMarzo
St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.