Pater 6
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Belgian Dubbel
Ranked #10
Ranked #3,127
4.1 | pDev: 9.27%
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews: 735 | Ratings: 1,662
Photo of officerbill
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. The color of a dark honey with a hint of red and a wheat colored head that thinned into a film.
Fill flavored with cherry, plum, maybe some fig, malt, and a little taste of cola. Slightly sweet, but with a dry finish.
An example of what Belgian dubbels should be.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. Awesome carbonation, and a few fingers of khaki head. Dark woody color. Great notes of dark fruits I the aroma and flavor, with fig and dark cherry taking the forefront. Feel is on the fuller side, with prickly carbonation.

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Photo of jkblr
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle bb 3/3/19 poured into a St. Bernardus goblet at fridge temp 6.7% ABV. The beer pours hazy light brown with abundant floaties and a light mocha colored head. The head recedes to a thin film and leaves some lacing. The aroma is faint with some vague malt sweetness and peppery yeast. The taste is semisweet toasted malt with a little tang that finishes in peppery, drying way. No real bitterness, but never sweet. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, highly carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, good. There's some cola and dark fruit in the taste as it warms. The floaties always bother me, but this bottle definitely saw some poor handling in the year before I bought it.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some reddish highlights and a thick and very persistent tan head. The smell is some plum, fig and cherry and the taste follows with some tartness. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with just a hint of alcohol in the finish. Overall and excellent beer that I will have again.

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Photo of biiru_ojisan
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy off-white head that likes to stick around for quite awhile. The beer itself is dark, dark brown (almost black) with garnet highlights.

The nose has cherries, caramel, cloves, bannana, some otehr spicey notes I can't name.

Taste is cherries, the slightest hint of cloves and caramel. Starts sweet, but not too sweet. The alcohol is present on the palat, but does not come on too strong. Overall a very balanced flavor. Finishes dry with a slight mineral bite.

The mouthfeel is smooth and just a bit chewy. The carbonation keeps the mouthfeel smooth. A slight warmth from the alcohol.

Overall, this is a solid Dubbel and a very tasty beer. I'd love to have some good bread with this brew. Hard to say much more about an Abbey bear. Getting it in the goblet makes the drinking experience even better.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -2.9%
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 +5.1%
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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Photo of chitoryu12
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
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 JacobusFavier23
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 -7.6%
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 54V4G3
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
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 Brolo75
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a St. Bernardus goblet

A: Pours a dark red/brown/mahogany color with an off white creamy, full head, lots of retention, slight lacing, and loads of carbonation, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the glass's side.

A: Raisins, figs, brown sugar, spice, malts, honey, no alcohol on the nose, not as aromatic as I was expecting.

T: Dark fruits like raisins, figs, plums, brown sugar, toffee, spice, cloves, and Belgian yeast notes, moderate bitterness, finish is dry with lingering notes of dark fruits and spice.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with a very dry finish, lots of carbonation that rolls smoothly over the palate.

O: A great drinking dubbel from St. Bernardus, glad to have tried and I can't wait to try Prior 8 and see how it compares to this beer.

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Photo of eberesford
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from LCBO pours misty reddish brown with an off white creamy stable heas and dense lacing. Aroma: raisin’s, brown sugar, spice, hint of banana. Flavour; continues complexity of aroma - bidy medium.

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Photo of matcris
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: A dark, opaque, mahogany, with a huge, tan head that lasts and leaves a sticky lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Fruity, pear, dried apricot, some green apple, and a slight alcohol hit.
TASTE: No alcohol in the flavor, but everything from the nose, but, balanced/not overly sweet.
FEEL: Full carbonation, very dry, medium body.
OVERALL: Very nice beer. Not something I'd drink all the time, but, I'd always have a bottle of any St. Bernardus brew in the cellar, at any time.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Medium brown pour with slight red notes, a finger of sandy foam.

S - Brown sugar, brown bread, toasted grain. Not a lot of nose but should develop as it warms.

T - Whole grain bread, not super sweet, but very grainy.

F - Creamy carbonation, dry finish.

Subdued table beer. All the notes are there, but well balanced for drinkability.

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Photo of rex_4539
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy dark amber color, huge four finger beige head, messy lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Typical Belgian yeast, alcohol.

T: Typical Belgian taste. But below average. Not even close to a Leffe, for example.

F: Watery. Like very watery. Goes down like...water.

O: Not sure why most give a high score for this beer but...nah.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chestnut with steady tan film. 4
Cinnamon + brown sugar apple. 4
Big dark toffee, hazelnuts, chicory, mashed overripe pears, and nutmeg end. 4.25
Tingly linger.
Almost medium, chewy, dead smooth. 4.25

Execution like a razor. Nut and sweet more than fruit, so off centre for a dubbel. But I’d session the life out of this. 4.25

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a ruddy dark brown color with a finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Glossy filmy lacing clung and then slid into the glass nicely. The aroma starts off with sweet iced apples, sly Belgian spices of allspice, ginger, and sweet cake to bready raison-like fruitiness. Comes together really damn good! The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned flavors to meld in a nice refined sweet to spicy sort of way. Normal Belgian quickening throatiness doesn’t harden on my throat in the aftertaste or finish like a fair amount of other Americanized- Belgian Dubbels. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation rides light. ABV barely feels there. Overall, love it for what it is, and would love to come back to this.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Pater 6 is not the best from St. Bernardus, mainly because the others are so good.

The Pater 6 pours a murky brown with a short lived foamy head, which drops it a point.
The Aroma is very inviting, lovely dark fruits and figs all the way.
The taste is 'ok', a little tart and vinegary, which is a shame given the great aroma.
Feel is similarly just ok, a little flat and not quite enough oooooommmmph to be honest.

Is this a good brew?, yes, a great brew? No! A typical dubbel.

Worth sampling, I'd say so.

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Photo of janubio
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Amber colour, small that fades soon, good lace. Aroma of dark fruits, figs, plums, chocolate, caramel, bananas. Almost full, thick rouch palate with an overall carbonation.
Taste is similar to the aroma, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate. Good.

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Photo of kitch
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th February 2018. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: It was a dark brown-reddish colour with a very nice creamy two finger beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin but self-replenishing layer while leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruits, plum, fig, raisins and apple with hints of caramel.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with dark fruit, plum, fig, raisins and prunes with some banana, light caramel and hints of nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: The dark fruit is there, but it disappeared quite fast. Other than that, it was easy to drink, but not nearly as good as one of my favourite Dubbel’s like Westmalle Dubbel.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to a Duvel tulip.

A: The body poured a dark body with a beige head. The head shows a good retention at a half a finger thick. No lacing.
S: The aroma has good profile of black and blue berries. In the back, a robust aroma of dark malts. Alcohol is noticeable.
T: The taste is sweet for black and blue berries in the beginning, transforming to a half acidic half bitter Belgian yeast providing a typical taste.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is high and harsh. Alcohol is barely noticeable on the sip.
O: An interesting St. Bernardus.

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Photo of Vixie
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours kind of a brown/reddish color. The head is large and taking it's time to settle down.

Smell is subtle, main thing I can detect is fruit with a hint of spice.

Starts out fruity, almost cherry like. There are dried fruit notes, like raisin and prune, maybe a hint of brown sugar as well.

Goes down easy, not a lot of carbonation, so very little tingling or burning sensation.

Kind of a sweeter takes on the style. The hint of cherry up from almost makes it seem sour, but the darker fruit flavors keep it subdued. It is worth trying, although I will say there are others of this style I like better.

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