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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Not Rated.
St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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BA SCORE
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1,354 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,354
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 59
Gots: 120 | FT: 1
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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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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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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followed up the 8 with the 6. pours a lighter shade of a murky amber-brown with a nice, light and loose head and minor small bubble carbonation.
i guess the 8 and the 6 are both dubbels, and according to their site there is a difference in how each arrived into being. but the aromas are a bit fruitier, the taste follows with such and the mouthfeel is a tad lighter.
overall, this is another excellent beverage in the world of beer and i would direly hope to visit these breweries some day. this one is more of the belgian candied sugar, fruitier type than the 8, and much richer, but it's still a great drink.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 1,354 ratings.