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St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sixpack595
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with plenty of fluffy tan head. The generous carbonation brings out the aroma of sweet breads and dark fruits. When I took the first sip I was amazed. Sweet and malty with chocolate, plums, caramel and berries. Wonderfull balance, very crisp and dry. Outstanding.

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Photo of Byeast
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance : poured a very dark brown (chestnut) , opaque , with a half inch of lasting , creamy , offwhite foam that left lots of lacing.

Smell: candied fruit sugaryness , some sweet malt , bit of yeast and slight spice.

Taste: Nice full flavor , slightly tangy and sweet fruit flavors , hint of cocoa ,plum , yeast , fairly rich malt , faint nut flavor, bit of spice, decevingly complex.

Mouthfeel: a little creamy , smooth.

Drinkability: A very tasty and complex dubbel. The flavors really come out more as the beer warms( naturally) , so resist the urge to quaff this pleasant drink.

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Photo of BWH3
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Bernardus Pater 6 at 45 F from a Goblet

Appearance: Copper colored brew with creamy long lasting beige head. Very impressive balance betwee carbonation and head retention. If I only had a tulip to drink from.

Smell: The malt is light caramel or fig which allows the esters from the yeast to shine through with the aroma of cloves and banana.

Taste: Fig accompanied by banana with a hint of caramel. Ends with a touch of spiciness from the yeast. Wonderfully complex yet not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body with fantastic carbonation.

Drinkability: A true gem. This can be a sipper or a session. A session for people who enjoy endulging in great Belgian beers

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Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of PhxHorn
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a dark cola brown, with a big fluffy light tan head with a few speckles in it. Smells very mildly of apples and other sweet fruits. Tastes mildy of lots of different fruits, like apple, grape, fig, berry, with some caramel and brown sugar thrown in. A very pleasant and drinkable beer, just a bit too mild for my tastes.

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Photo of EatsTacos
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky pecan brown with a moussy and soft offwhite head. Lacing is pretty good

The aroma is of toasted brown sugar, burnt toast, yeast spices come through as well with almost no hop aroma

This is a dubbel with the sweetness turned down, and I'm glad for it. But what it lacks is the overall burnt character that is so great about thier quad.

The flavour is sweet pecan pie, toasted brown bread, buttery pie crust, and a sticky dark malt. The belgian yeast contributes spices and depth.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin bodied, and fairly carbonated

This is not an overly powerful or complex dubbel, but highly drinkable

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

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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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Photo of jwhawkins81
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle had 30-09-11 on the back.

Aroma - Sweet malts with some citrusy hop aroma too.

Appearance - Red with plenty of carbonation. Poured produced a nice off-white head.

Taste - Sweet with a little spiceness, dark fruits are in there too. A well rounded beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodies with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability - Highly so.

Bottle has 30/07/12 on the back

Aroma - Dark fruits ans Belgian spice and yeast

Appearance - Dark rd with a creamy tan foams. Tons of carbonation on the pour. Tons of lacing later.

Taste - Watery with a good level of spice. Dark sweet fruits. Complex but not a lot of words come to mind to describe it. Along with the spice there is a hint of alcohol and a flavor similar to alcohol that doesn't seem to quite fit.

Notes - Thin mouthfeel but good carbonation. A very good beer, kind of a toned down Abt 12.

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Photo of msquared36
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradC
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, muddy light brown with a good bit of carbonation.

Smells of spice, fruity and that Belgian yeast.

Mild fruit flavor with a slight black pepper spice to it.

A lot of fizz, easy drinking and light for a dubbel

Overall a good dubbel, kind of toned down in the dark fruits. I'd drink this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EvilKeith
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Pater 6 poured into the goblet a lightly yeast hazed garnet brown color. The head was creamy tan foam that was continuously fed by streams of carbonation rising to the surface. The lace was thick and classically Belgian.
The smell was heavy on sweet malts, spicy yeast funk, medicinal phenolics, and the alcohol is faintly detectable. Overall, this was a pleasant mix.
The zippy active carbonation causes the tongue to tingle, medium bodied.
This is a much heralded example of a Dubbel, and deservedly so. Without a doubt this is one the best of the style in the world today. Complexities and depth are among this ones attributes. Very well done!
This is something I could easily drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of bonsreeb85
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a russett brown, with a beige head tha fades to foam later. Looks nice in my appropriate St. Bernardus goblet.

The aroma is that of raisins, plums, figs, candied sugar, toasted bread, apple and clove.

The taste is delicately sweet with caramel, over-ripened fruits and tart apples that come through before the drying finish.nice!

The feel is a typical Belgian highly carbonated concoction and a bit chewy.

Very drinkable and lots of flavor for a smaller dubbel.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Onibubba
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard pour into a Duvel tulip leaves a nice 2 finger frothy head over a dark brown brew with amber highlights. Head dissipates slowly and leaves light lacing. Aroma is not as strong as the 8,12, or the Tripel. Light waft of brown sugars and spices.

Taste is hoppier than I would have expected. In fact, I find the hops and the bitterness of them it be the more dominant profile in this beer. Even as it warms, the hops dominate the malt. I am NOT saying that this is a hop bomb, just that that this leans more toward the bitter than the sweet.

Mouthfeel is fine. Carbonation is not a problem, nor is the alcohol. Drinkability is likewise quite nice. Not a bad beer, but my least favortie out of the St Bernardus line.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of the St Bernardus sampler 6 pack (a great deal btw)

Appearance: pours a dark amber/copper color with copious effervescence and minimal foam.
Smell: yeast, barnyard, malts and some dried fruits (prune/raisin)
Taste: sweet malts up front, dark fruits with a bit of tartness complementing the malty sweetness, hint of cloves as an endnote and a pleasant clean finish.
Mouthfeel: medium body, significant carbonation preventing this malty beer from becoming syrupy
Overall: a very pleasant dubbel, easily enjoyed with mild cheeses and less fatty cuts of meat. A solid beer and one I would enjoy again

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,616 ratings
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