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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Photo of tdm168
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with 1/4" of dense head that fades to a thin lacing. The nose has notes of caramel, yeast, and fruit. The taste is heavy caramel, apples, and faint yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and easily drinkable though heavily carbonated.

This one's a little one dimensional but good and easily drinkable.

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Photo of avalon07
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a brown color and a murky consistency. There was an inch of fizzy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A big aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, caramel, apples, and dark fruits.

T: Tasted of malt, plums, apples, caramel, and some yeast. A solid, well-rounded flavor, though not as spectacular as the aroma might suggest. Still, pretty tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth, crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solid, well made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of julian89
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the last of my St. Bernardus tour.

Appearance - Opaque medium brown. Hardly any head and it dissipated quite immediately.

Smell - Simple malty smell. Similar to the other brews, with the same fruity undertone.

Taste - Sweet and simple, I taste an apple and grape mix. Very malty as well.

M - Not as carbonated as other St. Bernardus. Smooth and probably the most delicate on the palate.

Overall: Quite good and I enjoyed each of the St. Bernardus and would very much consider going to get the 6 pack again.

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Photo of mikedotnet
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Medium-to-light brown body, bordering between translucent and opaque. When poured into a chalice, it has a decent 3/4" head that dissipates rather quickly.

S - Very pleasant malty, fruity aroma (figs and plums seem to dominate).

T - Very rich and fruity taste- impressive considering the low ABV. It's sweet, but not overtly so. There is no bitterness whatsoever. It's not very complex, but I have no complaints at all.

M - Moderately thick and somewhat creamy. My only complaint is that I think the carbonation is a bit low. I wish it were a bit pricklier.

O - It's not my favorite dubbel (that honor goes to Westmalle), but it's pretty darn close. It's dangerously tasty- I could drink this every day of the week. The price isn't bad at all, either.

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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A nice dark amber, hazy colored beer with an off white cap. The head looks very inviting because of its nice structure.

S - Fresh citrus, some caramel and yeast, very inviting.

T - Pretty much the same as the smell gave away but than better. A nice mix of rostered malts, caramel, brown sugar, citrus (lemon), some saltness and bitterness. The balance in this beer is amazing.

M - Very nice medium carbonation with a bit of stickiness.

O - A very nice and complex thirst quencher.

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Photo of brian44556
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 11.2oz bottle into a St. Bernardus Chalice. 16/6/11 is stamped on the back of the bottle.

Pours a hazy, brown with a bright white head. Head diminishes quickly and leaves a thin lacing on the sides of the chalice. Little bits floating around the beer. Smell strong notes of dark fruits, Belgium Yeast, and bread. Very refreshing taste. Taste notes of bread, raisins, plums, and yeast. Very refreshing beer with a very crisp finish. Overall an awesome beer.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Pours a nice looking dark caramel colour.

Smells zesty, hops, citrus

Tastes very fresh, almost a strawberry/raspberry taste on the finish, equally balanced malts and hops, alot lighter than I expected, fruity, but more towards light fruits than dark fruits. Slightly sweet at first but finishes with a pleasant bitterness.

Overall a pleasantly refreshing and easy going drink.

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4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into a 14.9oz goblet.

A - Two fingers of big, bubbly creamy beige head. The actual color is kind of hard to pin down. Sort of orange-brown-purple. The head recedes to a soapy cap. Some small lacing.

S - Anise, cola syrup and a bit of booze. Molasses, spices and dried fruit. Maybe some prunes or raisins, with cinnamon and brown sugar sweetness.

T - Wow. Belgian spices, ginger, candi sugar, yeast, and a touch of booze upfront. Finishes sweet but dry. Notes of dark, dried fruits are also present. Prunes and dates. A whole wall of spices I can't pick out individually. The aftertaste has a hint of brown sugar and a touch of something herbal. Overall, it's quite rich and sweet, but still very drinkable. Light fruitiness picks up near the end. Very good stuff.

M - Incredibly well done. Bubbly carbonation, but still very, very smooth feeling. Creamy, and deceptively easy to drink.

D - Easily one of the best beers I've had in my life. Extremely easy to drink. Nice, full flavor. Not too sweet, not too bland. The super smooth mouthfeel just puts this one over the top. I know I'll be picking this one up again.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into St. Bernardus chalice...

A: murky, tea brown; light cream, one-finger head that manages nice retention; lots of tiny bubbles and not much lace.

S: Belgian candi sugar; molasses; brown sugar and caramel; dark fruity esters; definitely a nice and rich aroma.

T: Not as rich as the nose implies; a lot of spice; some fig; toast.

M: Full bodied and high carbonation; a very nice texture.

O: A nice dubbed; missing a little something in the taste, but otherwise very good.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750ml poured into New Belgium Globe.

A- Somewhere between copper and brown. More towards brown. Big billowing off white head which coats the glass as it goes down. Slightly murky with yeast.

S- Sweet malts. Gobs of Belgian yeast that assure you this is not an American take on the style. Some dark fruit that is hard to nail down. Overall, an earthiness that is just excellent.

T- All malts and yeast. No hop presence to note. Some brown bread malt. The same dark fruit. A spicy yeast bite, but just barely. Tons of flavor mix together making it difficult to isolate each component.

M- Creamy and thick with yeast. Very nice.

O- St. Bernardus and Chimay were my introductions into dubbels, and I'm glad that's where I started to get me into the style.

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4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a medium brown color and somewhat opaque. More head than desired when poured into a tall glass.

S: Spices and some fruits.

T: Aftertaste is dry and light with no bitterness.

M: A medium body with a significant amount of carbonation, perhaps too much.

Enjoyable as all from St. Bernardus.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark maroon. A colossal, fluffy head with strong lacing.

S - Quite fruity, touches of coffee and warm bread rolls.

T - Intricacies everywhere. Yeast, walnut, cinnamon, raisin bread, mildly bitter.

M - Solid body with gentle carbonation.

O - A very flavoursome and drinkable beer. Delightful.

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Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet. Best before 7/30/12 stamped on back label.

Appearance: Pours an opaque medium brown color with orange-red highlights and a 1 finger greyish-white head. Sediment settles on top of the head which has nice retention. Decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, spices, sweet malt and a touch of dried fruits.

Taste: Belgian yeast and a touch of dried fruit up front followed by cloves and other spices in the middle before finishing with a bit of mildly bitter hops. Aftertaste is fairly dry and light.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation.

Drinkability: Slightly above average drinkability. Despite only having a fairly low ABV% for a dubbel, this one feels a little heavier. You'll have no problem getting through the bottle, but you may not want another one in the same sitting.

Overall: Very good dubbel overall. St. Bernardus makes excellent beers and this one is no exception. I would recommend giving this one a shot.

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Photo of arizcards
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler pack picked up last October from Total Wine for $17.99. Best before 30-07-12.

Beer poured a burgundy-brown with a nice head on the initial pour.

Nose is very nice, dark fruits dominate.

Taste is dark fruits, hint of chocolate, some grape, and brown sugar.

Feel is light, decently carbonated, smooth.

Overall a solid flavorful beer.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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