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St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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#2,208
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720
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1,615
pDev:
9.29%
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of putnam
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enormous, glossy, cheesy/eggy-textured head with a range of colors from off-white to smoky caramel. The liquid is brown.
Mild, elegant and soft aromatics are characterized by notes of caramel, vanilla, brown bread, seared beef, allspice and nutmeg.
Soft, fluffy texture brings bitter cocoa, ginger and spice flavors. The finish exhibits a chalky grip that makes this a very dry, if creamy beer.
A "10" for balance. Makes any other beer seem awkward.

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Photo of Stephen63
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Served slightly too cold from a fridge in a bar set to lager temp. However this was not a problem as I let it warm up with my hands. Excellent rich permanent head and dark body.

S - Spicy and matly with dark and cirtus fruits present. Very complex.

T - Wonderfully rich with dark malts, many fruits (plums, raisins) and sweet caramel.

M - Marvellous carbonation and silky.

D - Actually this has a good alcohol meaning one can take a few of these without a massive hit.

A truly superb beer and one I need to find on a regular basis.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was drinking Westmalle two days ago and this is much better. I was previously a St. Berny fan. Now I’m a convert.

This is loaded with sweet candied and caramelized sugars, rich spicy malts, toast, prunes, dates, figs, raisons. This is just wonderful.

The amber brown brew has thin tan head with excellent lacing and retention. Much less sediment than the Westmalle I had the other day.

Mouthfeel is fluffy and cookie-doughish. The yeast is fanatical and attacking at the palate. It’s a blast. Just outstanding!

Aromas are super rich and sweet. The most prominent of them are spice, nuts, chocolate, dark fruit, and red wine.

This blows most other dubbels that I’ve tasted away.

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Photo of Voss
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I drank pater 6 quite a few times, and it was one of those dubbel that is good but not memorable... Until tonight.

This one aged in my cellar for 11 years, so I poured it in my St. Bernardus glass with all the sediment.

Wow, it's not so bidimemsiomal as some dubbel around, good but leaving the will of a quadrupel.
This has it all. Low carbonation and a fuller body, but smell and taste is were the magic is.
Smell of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and caramel, taste follows, with hints of nuts, no tartness, smooth and balanced but with a slight slip in the coffee and chocolate world.
Wonderful.
For sure it ages very well, even with just 6,7 ABV.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured into a Propolis tulip. Two finger white-brown head, caramel brown opaque body.

Smell: Vinous fruits, dark fruits, spices, notes of honey, apple, and dust.

Taste: Same as above, but less fruity and more spicy.

Feel: Medium body, huge carbonation, dry.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a Chimay chalice. Body is milk chocolate brown with a thin tan head.

S: Full of tart dark fruits, almost vinous in nature. There is also Belgian yeast and sweet toasted malts.

T: Much like the smell, but it's noticeably dry and has a slight alcoholic bite.

F: Very carbonated, smooth, and warming.

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Photo of generallee
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has a best before date of 16 04 12. The back label also lists the abv at 8%.

Appearance: It has a dark burgundy colored body with a light haze and some yeast floaters. This is capped by a light beige head of frothy light foam. From the pour it left some yeast sediment on top of the head which looks like a dusting of cinnamon. The head hangs on well, slowly fading as I drink and making some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: There are fruity and estery yeast notes of raisins and apple peel with a slight hint of spice and funk. This is all comes with a nice sweet bready maltiness as well.

Taste/Palate: Wow, this one has good complexity with fruity and spicy yeast, sweet bready and nutty malts. I get notes of cocoa powder blending with notes of walnuts and hazel nuts like Nutella within the sweet bready maltiness. Fruity notes remind me of raisins and as it warms I get some cherry as well. Hops are light and help to balance with mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. The palate has a solid medium body with mild carbonation.

Notes: This beer has wonderful complexity and drinkability.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, mahogany color, speckled with a few reddish highlights and a finger of white-colored head that slowly dissolved away into a thick lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with earthy, rich, complex and inviting notes of bready, toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked French baguettes, candied sugar and a touch of dried stone fruit, such as apricots, currents, raisins and prunes. There is also quite a bit of funky, Belgian yeast, imparting notes of wet blanket, saddle leather, and roasted chestnuts.

Taste: Very nice, and almost exactly like the aroma! There is lots of toasted bready, malt up front, followed by candied sugar and toffee-like sweetness. There is also hints of dried stone fruit, such as apricots, currents, raisins and prunes. The Belgian yeast adds quite a bit of spices, such as cumin, coriander, white pepper, as well as a touch of funky sourness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent, as there is quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate. Hell, for a Belgian beer, it’s a session beer!

Overall: This is an excellent, delicious beer! Earthy, complex, rich, inviting and incredibly enjoyable. This is the second beer I’ve had from St. Bernardus, and so far I’m really impressed with this brewery. So highly recommended!

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4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber brown with a substantial head that dissipates slowly.

Truly divine aroma; malt, fruit, and caramel greet the nose.

Best dubbel I've tasted yet. Malt, figs, dates, and raisins with a touch of hops on the finish. Wonderful and well balanced.

Good mouthfeel with just the right carbonation and a smoothness most enjoyable.

Exceptional drinkability, a great St. Bernardus with a modest alcohol content.

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Photo of medic25
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the best Dubbel I've ever tasted. I've always been more of a tripel/quadrupel fan, but this beer could convert me. Pours a rich brown color, with a frothy white head. Nose is soft and sweet. Flavor is amazing; much lighter than most dubbels I've tried, but in no way bland or simple. Actually a fairly sweet, fruity flavor. The beer drinks incredibly easily, with no hint of alcohol. Another winner from Saint Bernardus.

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4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TastyTaste
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,615 ratings
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