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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,279
Reviews:
723
Ratings:
1,624
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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82
Gots:
223
Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glorithm
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheers2u2
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ladle69
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 104401
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +3.2%
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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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REDAMI
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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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3.27/5  rDev -20%
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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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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