St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of fx20736
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of thedoubler55
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of match1112
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, delicious abbey dubbel. Pours almost clear dark brown, minimal head, aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Mild bitterness, light mouthfeel, lingering finish. One of the better trappist beers.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of BierStein711
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter

Three finger head, jet black beer

S: Dark fruits, hops, alcohol

T: Fruits, hops, and great barley

M: Moderate, like a weissbier!!!

Overall, this is a beer I strongly endorse and recommend! I will have this beer again when a celebration truly calls for it. This is not a session beer, it is a after-dinner beer.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of shangwang
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of 5/5/2014. Picked this up as part of a holiday gift pack, which conveniently included a St. Bernardus goblet.

Poured a ruby-brownish color with a cloudy consistency. Lots of fluffy cream-colored head initially, which reduced to a thin half-finger in a few minutes. Smells included a variety of fruit; banana and cherry were the most prevelant and there were hints of vanilla as well. Tasted of raisins and dates, along with sweet biscuity malt. There was a subtle dry hoppiness at the end of the taste which pleasantly contrasted the sweetness at the front. Very well balanced! A little bit of natural carbonation gave this beer an easy-drinking medium body.

Overall I really enjoyed Pater 6. This was my first forray into the St. Bernardus family, and I really enjoyed the experience. This was by far the smoothest and most well-balanced dubbel I've ever tasted. Lots of complex taste, but no one aspect overpowered the others. Can't wait to try the others!

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

Poured from bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Dark mahogany color with a very light tan head. Head is about one finger width and dissipates quickly. Smells like very ripe fruit. Plums, and ripe banana. I think the taste follows the smell pretty well on this one. Sweet with very little hoppiness that I can detect. Very smooth and drinkable. Like most Belgian ales, it just gets better and more complex as it warms up.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,628 ratings