Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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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Photo of mjacquard
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of Darkale
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Typically Belgian fizzy and bone-colored head, great lacing, and an opaque, walnut-brown body.

Nutty-yeasty aroma, sharp and full.

Chewy in the mouth, peppery-sharp and spicy. Taste is a mix of spice and deep caramel sweetness.

A relatively light Belgian, thanks to its low alcohol. Starts deep with spice and chewy caramel, but ends up almost foamy and airy, which is an interesting sensation. While it is not my favorite St. Bernardus ale, it is a very decent, well-crafted Belgian beer. I could have a couple with no difficulty and, I suspect, with a grin.

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Photo of jacobseyb
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my snifter, with a dark garnet-brown color and a whitish-tan head that dissipated quickly and crowns with a scattering of bubbles in the top. Smell is dark fruits with some slight spiciness. Taste is very much the same with some more malt presence. Crisp carbonation that gives a great tingling feel throughout. Enjoyable but not quite my favorite representative of the dubbel.

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Photo of techdiver
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
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 MatthewPlus
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of haz77
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy dark brown with a red hue. Two inches of tan head which leaves whisps of lacing behind as it drops to a finger thick. Moderate carbonation.

S - Sweet malt, dark and tropical fruit, spice. I was expecting something more intense.

T - Dark fruits with sweetness that is restrained and well contained. Pepper follow and a smooth buttery finish with a hint of alcohol warmth, which turns slightly smokey.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Carbonation works well as a foil to the creamyness of the beer.

D - Very drinkable indeed.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of reaganrvltn
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gunnerman
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice pours an amazing dark amber color with a frothy fluffy head that stays the entire time and leaves some nice thick fat lace. Smell is of fresh ripe fruits also has a bit of a roasted alcohol smell. Taste was a bit of a mess, first off I dont know if I had a dated bottle of it maybe harsh to the elements but, I can taste heavy carbonation with a bit of sweet molasses and also a bit of fruit in there as well, slight bit of hop bittereness and no alcohol detected. I am not sure if this was a bad bottle or not, I am going to get another one and compaire, other than that it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.

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Photo of ryanonline
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloudy brown with a white head and good lacing.

thin malt profile and some notes of raisin and brown sugar. not much else.

taste is the same but with a light floral hop essence.

creamy mouthfeel with light yet prickly carbonation. very short sweet finish.

not to powerful and not to filling, good stuff.

nice beer, not as good as some of the other stuff from st bernardus, but good.

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Photo of nickthetick
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours a hazy red wood wit ruby tints into my new St. Bernardus ballooned goblet with what is quite possible the most beautiful three fingers of frothy head that leaves gorgeous lacing and hangs once it mellows to about a finger and a half.

S: robust malts turn into a sweeter caramel and hazelnut. Accompanied by figs, dates, prunes, apples and a healthy dose of earthy leather.

T: more mellowed out than the nose but still quite nice! Caramel and apples greet the tongue with a healthy sweet biscuit. Dark dried fruits and a bit of an orange quality that hangs in the mouth.

MF: medium body and full of flavor. Not too filling, and I just now noticed there is no hint of alcohol (though with 6.7% there shouldn't be).

O: one of the best dubbles I think I've ever had and quite possibly too drinkable (should I not have said Drinkable in the Overall section?)

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Photo of Houborg1
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgoodman10
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sixpack595
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +4.2%
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 +10.3%
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 -26.5%

Photo of PhxHorn
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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 -0.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabiMendes
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,635 ratings