St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6
BA SCORE
86.9%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 1,601 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,141
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
1,601
Liked:
1,392
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
9.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
211
Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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 Tom87
2.66/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TerryW
2.68/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Murky red-brown with a short coarse head that settles to a heavy film and gives up only a bit of lace.

I found this one pretty weak-kneed across the board, unremarkable in character. Nose has a hint of the Belgian and alcohol. Mouthfeet is watery. Taste is undistinguished, some yeast, some malt, a bit of a spritzy bite and some slight lingering bitterness.

Unremarkable.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.81/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hazy burnt orange with a 3 finger off white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has Belgian yeast, bread, and brown sugar. This may taste good, but the aroma is a bit disappointing.

The taste is the same as the aroma, but it is really subdued compared to most Dubbels. The date code on the bottle states 22 07 13, which I assume means drink by July 22, 2013, so this should not be an old bottle. There is a slight amount of sweetness, but no dark fruit, and a light amount of dark sugar. Disappointing.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and there is a bit of a bitter aftertaste. I think this may be a bad bottle, but I am not positive, and it does not appear to be an old bottle. This beer is disappointing. If I decide to try this again, I will update this review.

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2.86/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is ideal as a before meal apertif to get the stomach growling. It's gives a low alcohol taste in the mouth. I wouldn't drink with my meal and i wouldn't go looking for it on a special occasion, but it's nice to start out the evening tasting if its on the menu.

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2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just OK. Not a standout for the style

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2.94/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A= a light brown clear color that has a great head on it and pretty nice lacing.
S=more like apples and yeast than the other st. B's very champagne like.
T= same as the nose. The apples dominate the taste.
M= high carbonation with average weight in my mouth
D= average. I would maybe have it on a special occasion or something but not my favorite

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2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/22/2007 (bottle BB 161109 - bottled May 2006, batch 2):

Pours a ruby brown color, lighter edges. Off-white head, frothy but small. Hoppy aroma, grapefruit. Dark woodsy scent, malts and alcohol. Aroma of spices when inhaling deeply, some sweetness and caramel. Caramel and sweetness, dark raisiny taste. Spices, clove. Sickly sweet aftertaste. Warming up...taste of something dark might be the oak - a hard flavor. A lot of alcohol. Too alcoholy.Pours a dark brown color, reddish slight orangish color. Dull tannish head, good lacing. Very grapey dark fruity taste, some spice leather-like. Some other fruit like mango or something. But somewhat faint. Fizzy dark fruit, dark leather aftertaste, then mellowing. Musky-like. Too heavy a flavor for my liking. Light grapes too, as it warms up.

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2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Deep brown with a reddish tint. Two fingers of foamy head that linger for about two minutes and leave scattered branches of lacing on the goblet.

S - Aroma is mild. A bit of malt, faint alcohol, a touch of candied sugars, but mostly an old red grape juice odor.

T - A mild date flavor with very little sweetness and a bitter finish ( one that is rather potent for the style). If you hate sweet Belgian beers, then you might find this a refreshing alternative.

M - Rather harsh, medium viscosity and only a little refreshing.

D - One of the better St Bernardus offerings I have had to date. I don't think I will bother with it in the future though. It is one of the driest, most bitter dubbels I have ever had. It is good with foods, better than most dubbels, but it doesn't stand on its own as well as many of the better dubbels do.

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2.97/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Pater 6 pours a murky brown with slight reddish highlights and a persistant off white head. The aroma is dominated by dark malts without the presencne of any noticable alcohol or hops, the flavor has hints of almonds, chocolate, and prunes. The mouthfeel is thin for such a malty beers and lack any warming from alcohol.
If they were trying to make a weaker version of their larger beers they suceeded unfortunately the flavor profile is completely lacking without the additional strength.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Fruity, like melon. Not a profile I like much but it isnt difficult to drink either.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 86.9% out of 100 with 1,601 ratings
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