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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Ratings: 1,631 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hippityhops85
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into St. B's goblet.

Pours a murky amber/brown with billowy 1/2 inch off white head.

Nose has everything you're looking for in a dubbel: dark fruits (figs, plums, raisins), maybe some cola notes in there as well.

Taste is spot on with an enjoyable carbonation paired with the Belgian yeast notes and dominating dark fruits. Dark sugars come out post-sip.

Really an excellent beer that I don't think could be improved upon too much. An excellent example of a dubbel and one that should be a benchmark for other dubbels.

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Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light muddy coloration with a long lingering taupe head.
The Nose yields belgian yeast, sweet candy, and a hint of spicy phenols, for some reason the whole aroma profile is very mild.
Some sweet caramel, rock candy and sour acidity on the tongue. I didn't expect any of the sour but there it is and I like it. A light medium body with sudsy carbonation and a hint of stickiness round out the mouthfeel.

I enjoyed it but I really expected more from SB than this. It was too light of body, the nose was too mild and the flavor was interesting but reserved.

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Photo of rudy0908
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33Cl poured into St. Bernardus Goblet

A- Very dark murky amber with a 1 finger head

S- Dark fruits, including grapes and figs. Some pilsner. Some bitterness from the hops. Belgian yeast.

T- Wow, this is so much easier to drink and less bitter then what the smell had me believe. A faint Bready-ness and dark fruits to follow up, Plenty of malts to back it all up. Somewhat sweet. Very delicious.

M- A remarkably smooth and silky character, good carbonation. Easy to go down but you want want to drink more then a few of these. A drinkable beer by all means

O- I bought a 4 pack with a wine glass that included the 6, 8 and 12 as well as the triple. I was very skeptical about spending 22$ on four beers that I have never had but this beer is amazing and I look forward to testing the others.

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Photo of theArchitect
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of azorie
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of martyl1000
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of sjstraub
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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%
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 -1.7%
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 -3.4%
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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Photo of Mar02x
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +7.6%
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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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,631 ratings