Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,742
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
1,644
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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86
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230
Trade:
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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shantzak
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another top notch beer from what I think is the best beer maker period. Well done!

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankCazabon
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. Beer is very picturesque, a medium brown with a 1/2" off white head.
Smell is malty and yeasty. Taste is a mix of pears, apricots, apples, plums and spices. Mouthful is well carbonated, finishes with a slight fruity but bitter aftertaste.

Overall beer is complex, contains several different fruits, and is a good beer. This is a hard to find beer and I am glad to finally try it.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown, creamy tan head
Smell: Brown sugar and molasses with hints of dark fruits
Taste: Raisin, plum, molasses, spicer
Feel: medium body, creamy with decent carbonation

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium brown that is ruby brown when held to light. A nice but thin effervescence rises. A few particulates are evident. The pour produces a foamy 3+ finger, fluffy, tightly bubbled, beige, moderately lasting head that leaves little lace. Aroma is toasted brown bread, dark caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruits & Belgian funk. Taste is roast dark malt. Belgian yeatiness & light funk with dark fruity notes swimming in brown sugar/molasses. Aftertaste is a lightly bitter roast & dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, young crawling & lively, smooth with a lasting astringency.

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of opieo
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good brew. Hoppier than I expected.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Gorgeous dark brown with a huge white head that foams up and stays there.

Smell: Spicy and fruity malt. A hint of sweetness, but very sharp otherwise.

Taste: Molasses is strong. Bits of dried fruit in the background. Low bitterness without any hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Decently thick and slightly carbonated.

Overall: Very, very different. Almost doesn't taste like a beer, but in a good way.

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Photo of quadmad
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- pours a deep brown mohagany looking beer with a healthy thick two fingered head.
S- Sweet molasses, Brown sugar and butter. Also some dried fruit is present.
T- Butter, brown sugar, dates and other dried fruits, very very tasty.
F- Smooth, light and fizzy.
O- This beer is fantastic overall. St. Bernardus never fails to make an amazing beer. Absolutely delicious.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled
pours a Barbados brown sugar coloured body with a massive staying tobacco stained foaming head
That brown sugar element is prominent in the aroma with hints of dates
slight tart initial flavour then some treacle finishing with a wholemeal and brown sauce but sweeter and beer-yer

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy brown with amber/red highlights and a good sized head that dissipates quicker than expected and leaves just spotty lace. Nose is very earthy with sweet and fruity caramel malts coming in behind. Those sweet malts dominate the taste, and this is sweeter than some other famous dubbels like Westy 8 or Rochefort 6. Some root flavor as well. Overall, a solid beer that is only falling short due to the competition in Belgium, as it lacks the depth of those beers. Different from StB 8, but not really better or worse. It has that same rough, soda pop carbonation.

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Photo of vidisad
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not really a fan of the dubbel beer style (tripel being my favorite). However, the StB brewery has never let me down in the past. In fact, it is my opinion that despite their silly label (something I grew up with seeing as a kid, and actually made me reluctant to try any of their beers before going into a serious beer craze), they are one of the best breweries in the world.

And well, I was very much pleasantly surprised by this one. Best dubbel I have ever had. Period.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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