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St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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1,616
pDev:
9.29%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours a hazy red wood wit ruby tints into my new St. Bernardus ballooned goblet with what is quite possible the most beautiful three fingers of frothy head that leaves gorgeous lacing and hangs once it mellows to about a finger and a half.

S: robust malts turn into a sweeter caramel and hazelnut. Accompanied by figs, dates, prunes, apples and a healthy dose of earthy leather.

T: more mellowed out than the nose but still quite nice! Caramel and apples greet the tongue with a healthy sweet biscuit. Dark dried fruits and a bit of an orange quality that hangs in the mouth.

MF: medium body and full of flavor. Not too filling, and I just now noticed there is no hint of alcohol (though with 6.7% there shouldn't be).

O: one of the best dubbles I think I've ever had and quite possibly too drinkable (should I not have said Drinkable in the Overall section?)

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Poured from 11.2 ounce bottle, approx. 40 degrees.

a) A cloudy, shoe-leather brown ale with white lacy surface that lasts and lasts

S) Perfection. Sweet baked oats, raisons & dates

T) This is a reference point for Belgian Ale. Sweet root beer, dates, currents

M) Light, fine yet plentiful carbonation tingles on the way down.

D) Pater 6 is 6.7 ABV which is light when compared to many other strong Belgian ales, but it means you can have more than one and walk away (please don't drive away). Truly a great beer.

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The perfect dubbel. Period. Pours out to a hazed brown ruby color with a wonderfully fluffy tan head of foam. Symetrical lines of lace are mesmerizing. Medium level of carbonation. Aromas are nearly indescribeable; a heavenly array of fruits, yeast, bread and the ever so desireable Belgian sweet candy note. Taste is exceptionally enjoyable; dark fruits, sweet pumpernickel bread, mild yeast, roasted malts... amazing. Mouthfeel was very smooth and velvet like. Totally inviting. Great drinkability. This is the best in the St. Bernardus line that i've had so far. This brew is worth it. Highly recommended. World Class.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Peaches wasn't in the beer mood, but Benji was highly excited by this dark liquid beer treat. I think both him and I have found a new top 5 beer.

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11.2 oz, clearly stamped on back label: best by 0107

there's everyone's favorite monk, this time his chalice says 'pater'. had this beer as part of the prix fixe at 'den dyver', excited to try it again.

pours a cloudy amberish brown color, perfect one-finger head is thick and creamy, dissolves slowly leaving dank hilly clouds and steady thick lacing on the glass.

aroma here is absolutely divine.. similar dark fruit and candi sugar belgian-ness to the abt12, except this takes the burnt caramel aroma to an exponentially erotic level. this scent is unique and hard to pin down.. brandied peaches and old paper books? toasted almond ice cream bar with raspberry puree? i dont know, but this is the perfect trappist aroma. the low alcohol finally allows the bernardus recipe to shine.

thick yet silky mouthfeel.. initial flavor of brown sugar and caramel gives way to dates and plump, sweet raisins. aftertaste of sweet, buttery biscuits smothered in honey. expecting that inhibiting alcohol blast is a futile mission.. 6.7% assures it will never show up at this party. every sip is savoured, every waft of essence is captured. i lick my lips as i sip this beer, thouroughly enjoying every second.

as it warms, the malt leads to a cascading red berry tartness with equal sweet. almost criticized the carbonation, but with a minute or two this beer calms and miniscule bubbles add to the silkiness, they don't make this excessively perky. warm beer finishes with a sugar smack and sweet pipe tobacco. dare i say, the first perfect beer i've come in contact with. dare i say.

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