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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,270 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 54
Gots: 91 | 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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Photo of MaineBirdMan
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I held the beer up to the light and watched the bubbles continue to rise to the top (they went on for a long time).
The nose was a delightful fragrance of fruit.
The appearance was cloudy. The color was a burnt red.
What an awesome taste and feel in the mouth. I tasted fruit and just the right amount of hops. The carbonation gave this beer a nice refreshing feel.
Drinkability? I could have drank a whole case.
This was one of those little treats that the beer gods give us to make winter nights a little easier to get through.

MaineBirdMan, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of Biscuit033
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a bit of red showing through. There was a nice off-white head the had great retention and nice lace.

S: Malts and spices with a lot of fruitiness, mainly red and dried fruits.

T: Nice malt backbone with very little sweetness, red fruits explode in your mouth, and the finish is prune and fig.

M: Slightly thinner than most dubbels but nothing that takes away from the beer with great balance.

D: If I could get this on tap everyday I would drink it everyday. Thanks to the Fly Pig for having it on.

Biscuit033, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of thedoubler55
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

thedoubler55, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Deus1138
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Leave it St. Bernardus to come through again.

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet. Color is dark brown with reddish highlights when held to the light. Thick, foamy head with good retention

Smell is dark malts, yeasty, and a little sweet.

Taste - Whoa! Very nice! Rich malts come bursting through. Caramel, plum, raisin, doughy and yeasty. Nice amount malty sweetness.

It's medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - excellent. I love ABT 12. This is very similar, but a little more subdued. The lower abv will also allow me to drink more of this without getting really drunk.

A must try!

Deus1138, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of marburg
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Immediately reminded me of Grotten Brown. Well integrated and methodical flavor madness. Ripe fruits, sugared pecans, brown sugar. Kind of the terrier of the dog world, thinking that it's bigger than it is. And really, it lives up. Caramel, yeast, fruit, etc. Very deep, very tasty. Packs more wallop than one might expect for a comparitively "small" beer. I think I underrated Grotten; that was much better than this, even as superb as this is.

marburg, Dec 31, 2003
Photo of TheManintheIronMask
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

TheManintheIronMask, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of BeerBilly82
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

BeerBilly82, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Kyroqz
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Kyroqz, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of MooseBoose
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

MooseBoose, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of JCC78
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

JCC78, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

TheFightfan1, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of NikD
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

NikD, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of TastyTaste
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Hazed iced tea colored body, medium off-white head.

Smell: Pineapple and hard candy sweetness. Mandarin oranges and pungent yeast. Complex and delicious smelling.

Taste: Smooth and mellow, but rich and earthy. A little dry in the backside. Very good yeasty flavor, although not at all as sweet as anticipated. A little grassy towards the end, a good hop finish. A wonderful dubbel.

Drinkability: Very good, a great example of the style from one of the world's great breweries.

TastyTaste, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of Photchkiss
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photchkiss, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

balinor, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Calculat0r
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Calculat0r, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Schimms
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Schimms, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

bigbeerfan, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Shatter
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Shatter, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

NOLANDMAN, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Proteios7
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Proteios7, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of backslide311
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

backslide311, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of JimsArcade
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice.

Pours a deep ruby-brown with almost no head.

Smells of dried fruit and yeast dominate. Any alcohol is muted if not imperceptible in the nose.

Tastes of belgian yeasts, red grapes and caramel, but not too sweet. It's actually pretty dry all things considered.

Surprisingly light-bodied for a dubbel. There's little if any malty stickiness. The silky carbonation makes this a treat to sip.

This is a very easy beer to drink. I only planned to order one, but I couldn't help but get another because drinking it was such an effortless experience.

Maybe it's because I'm reviewing this in the middle of summer, but this has become my favorite offering from St. Bernardus. The low alcohol level for the style makes this an excellent dubbel to drink in hot weather.

JimsArcade, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of 207inthe716
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

207inthe716, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Bstrickler
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Bstrickler, Mar 17, 2014
St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.