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

Poured into my new St. Bernardus goblet from the same gift set as the beer.

Appearance: Loads of cloudy head. Ruby brown, gorgeous liquid.

Smell: Very yeasty with bananas, dark fruits and sweet malts. Also a good amount of hoppiness.

Taste: Up front, quite tangy (which gets more "sour" as the beer goes down) and dark fruit with cloves. Finishes with a bit of hop bite, yeast, and smoother, less dark, though still pretty robust, fruit. Super complex, as expected.

Mouthfeel: Cloudy may be the best way to put it though it is more than medium bodied. Very interesting carbonation, as it feels like a lot of tiny bubbles coating my tongue at once.

Overall: A very fine brew that made for part of a great after Christmas gift to myself. Very indicative of its awesome brewery.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by July 22 2013

A - Pours a clear red-tinge brown with a finger or so of dense tan head. Head has great retention and leaves a sheet of lacing.

S - Belgian yeast aromas of banana and clove, sweet caramel malt, nice aroma of bread with an earthy character as well.

T - Similar to the smell, there are prominent Belgian yeast flavors, with a nice spicy character and some sweetness. Also lots of bread maltiness, a bit of raisin.

M - Nice medium mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O - Very solid dubbel all around, and very easy drinking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a St Bernardus goblet.

A- dark amber/brown, 2" khaki color head, excellent lacing.

S- doughy, yeasty aroma. Sweet malts, dark fruits.

T- lots of dubbel yeast flavors, bread, dark fruits, light candi sugars, slight metallic taste.

M- medium body, high carbonation. Dry aftertaste with that metallic taste, feel stays in your mouth.

O- decent dubbel, abbey ale. Little dry and the higher carbonation is a slight turn off.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle best by 05.05.14. No time like the present though...

Pours a hazy, brown body with a creamy, off-white head that leaves a nice layer of a foam cap. As the head dissipates it leaves some nice thick lacing for such a low ABV beer.

Aromas begin with tons of Belgian yeast notes; clove, bananas and other various dark fruits. Full of yeast and sweet-smelling dark sugars. Hints of toasted brown bread in the background but take a backseat to the yeast influence.

The tastes begin with light cocoa powder, toasted bread and plenty of sweet maltiness. As it warms the fruitiness of bananas and other yeast flavors assert themselves. Plenty of spice and doughy yeastiness evident.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation; perfect for the style. Finishes dry and fruity.

Overall this is the staple of what a Belgian single ale should be. There is nothing inherently exciting but there is not a single fault I can find in this beer. Perfect starter or afternoon beer when you don't want a really big beer yet, but still satisfies if you want that classic Belgian flavor profile. This should be a year round go to beer for all fans of Belgian brown ales.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served at cellar temp (~59f).

Intriguing tawny ruby like a fine a fine sherry with a 1 finger tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma of Sugar, molasses and noble hops.

Mouthfeel: silky, smooth and layered. Top notch.

Taste: broad maltiness supported by a slight pruny fruitiness and a kiss of savory hops.

Notes: My 3rd St Bernardus so far and it is a runaway winner. The beer seems supremely well made and is great for as much as what it doesn't have as it does; no cloying sweetness, no wallop of Belgian yeast, no overpowering sourness, just a damn fine beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- A dark brown barely able to look through, with a nice two finger off white head at the top that leaves just a bit of lacing around the glass.

S- Nice mixture of sweet malts, that are so pleasent to smell, a slight scent of caramel and a whole lot of earthiness.

T- Taste is straight belgian, you know right away what you are drinking, lots of malts and yeast and slight notes of dark fruits, great balance on this Dubbel.

M- Creamy and mid carbonation

O- This brew will leave you wanting another, fantastic with great balance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked up the st. bernadus gift pack with the matching glass. bottle pours into the snifter a liquid caramel color with a finger's worth of tan head.upon settling to a frothy cap there is little lacing left behind. the smell is that of belgian yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits and malts. taste has all the before mentioned ingredients plus a hint of spice. has a creamy mouthfeel to it. great carbonation and a dry finish. this is a fantastic beer and easy to find. cant believe it took me so long to try it.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,596 ratings.
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