St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

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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1,596
Reviews:
715
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- You should definitely be careful with this one- this is almost a gusher. Pretty good retention as well. The head is a light beige with hints of cinnamon while the body is a dark amber with notes of maroon which appears medium to dark amber in the light. A good amount of lacing has been left behind.

Nose- A good amount of presence from the bottle but not much from the glass. Strong notes of raisins followed by brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon and brown bread from the bottle. The glass offers up a very clean aroma of raisins. Swirling doesn't reveal anymore than this.

Taste- Raisins on the front of the flavor profile with a slight bitterness (almost like prunes) which starts to creep in. Lots of cloves followed by some banana and cinnamon begin to take over. Notes of brown sugar and molasses which I wish would linger more but are actually quite sparse. At the moment this seems a little thin, almost watery. Next taste shows a lot more presence with strong notes of brown sugar and molasses but the cloves really push most aspects aside. A little bit of bandaid, light apple. Very well integrated, lots of balance. Pretty average for a St. Bernardus which is another way of saying that it's pretty good and solid beer. I do prefer my dubbels to be a little meatier and fleshier with tendencies toward chocolate, tobacco, and leather but this is not that kind of dubbel. Light red grape on the finish- almost to the point of grape juice.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a load of carbonation that isn't so overwhelming as to be a distraction. A mostly dry finish.

Drinkability- Very accessible but a little more subtle than I want it to be. 4 bucks is a great price for a Belgian of this caliber.

Overall- Solid beer but not nearly as good as Westmalle Dubbel. Westmalle Dubbel has quickly become the dubbel by which I judge all others. Still, worth a try. A definite must for clove lovers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle
A-brown with a good tan head
S- banana is the smell to begin with, then a malt with some spices
T-carmel, spice with little to no warming, then it had a stong malt aftertaste then it finish with a dry feeling
M- creamy feeling from the carbonation
O- outstanding beer. Enjoyed this beer look forward to the next one

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from St Bernardus mixed pack. Served in Goblet.

Looks like caramel. From above it looks like an ice cream float that has just a little ice cream fluid still on the top.

The smoke when opened has a very nice caramel smell with a hint of pepper.

Tastes dark and malty like abbey ale should. There is a little tobacco and maybe a touch of smoke. Subtle hop notes that are slightly lemon, copper but very, very light and not overdone. A little more spicy finish and it would be close to a marzen but with better mouth feel. This has an old taste to it that I like. I wonder if it is the 500 ft deep artesian water used that makes this brewery so special.

Mouth feel is somewhat viscous. Not watery. Fine bubble carbonation. The carbonation puts it in the outstanding dept.

Overall, this is very nice brown ale. Great brewery. If both were equally available, would I take this over a Leffe Bruin, no, but a fine beer all the same.

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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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