St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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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Ratings:
1,592
Reviews:
715
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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 Houborg1
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Briggsy43
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of priley
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siebevl
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Bujon
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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 Estria
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
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 hozersr
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.64/5  rDev -11%
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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Photo of Hunter
2.65/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of iCabaLLero
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ahommell
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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 LiquidSwords1201
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vixie
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
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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