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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,366 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,366
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 64
Gots: 126 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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Ratings: 1,366 | Reviews: 670
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice one finger plus creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice islands and sticky lacing throughout the drink. The nose is malty, yeasty, can notice some plums, figs, and raisins. The taste is very nice, mostly malty, some yeast tones, and dark fruits. Medium body, a very complex brew and well rounded. Very drinkable, another awesome brew from St. Bernardus.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a four pack, which include the 6, 8 ,tripel, quad and Watou goblet at whole foods again Kim rocks. Poured perfectly into goblet thick white head that dissipates to an inch or so with little lacing and moderate retention. The body is a muddy red brown. Sort of like a muddy river with reddish soil. Smells of fruit apple, pear, Belgian rock candy and yeasty goodness. The taste, crisp medium body not very sweet or syrupy, the hops give it a nice subtle balance with a dry yeasty/light fruit finish. This is very drinkable, something I could see being a good cheese companion. Maybe some bread and fruit, a nice midday or lunch time beer. This is absolutely a great drink not over the top, or aggressive, just the right amount of balance and flavor to make a very drinkable beer, you can eat with and enjoy with out feeling taken over. How ever it is not something I'd normally drink on its own. I feel like its a beer made for food. I think with food this beer would be totally excellent. Give it a try. St. Bernardus you know whats up.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour of Pater 6 yields a very impressive hazelnut-hued head. Lots of lacing is left as this fantastic cap settles after medium-long retention. The bier is a deep honey-hued muddy brown color. The color/appearance is quite similar to a Dunkle Hefeweizen. My mouth is already watering.
The aroma is superb. A biting maltiness greets the nose, slowly moving through a spectrum of yeasty mustinessraisins,nuts,crabapples,lemony-orange accents. Imagine putting your face in a holiday fruit basket, and this is a representaion of the aroma profile of this brew.
Flavor is simply wonderful. The beer looks like it will be too sweet, but actually it is an incredibly balanced beer. Figs,malty,oranges,raisins,warmed dark wheat breads,cloves,very earthy-very similar to a fresh beet. The mouthfeel is very creamy and palate-pleasing,yet ends with a nice dry, almost tartlike finish.
Drinkability is a laughing matter. This is one of those beers you want to down immediatly,sip constantly, chug like a busch-light-shotgunning teenager. Do they sell kegs of this? Just kidding. In absolute seriousness, this beer is one of the best-delicate,balanced,flavorful. A wonderful drinking experience.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown amber color. A huge light tan head foams up with a huge burst of carbonation. The head then drops to a controlled rocky cap that has great staying power. Smell is very inviting, slight clove, nuts and deap malt bready notes. Taste falls right in to place behind the smell. Very slight clove, but the standout is the malts. Nuttyness and dark breads with just a hint of raisins and a smooth cocoa powder in the finish. Mouthfeel is heavy on the carbonation side but that is to be expected. It mellows as it warms and the smoothness becomes more obvious. This is a smooth drinker that has to be considered one of the models for this style. Can't imagine it getting a whole lot better than this.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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