St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6
1,604 Ratings
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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle was poured into a stemmed goblet.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with no clarity and tiny bubbles can be seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel, spicy, yeasty esters, raisins, plums, bready malts, figs, plums, delicious aromas.

Taste: caramel and bready malts, dark fruits, spicy, and yeasty esters. Very tasty dubbel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, low carbonation, medium bodied, and delicious.

Overall: As solid as a dubbel it gets. This brewery can't do anything wrong. Another great beer to add to the lineup.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Tawny in color, good clarity as the beer was properly decanted so as to leave the yeast behind. Towering off-white head is very rocky and shows excellent retention. Foamy lacing coats the whole glass.

S: Distinct aroma of bread pudding. Bready, sweet-ish, drizzled caramel, golden raisin, booze-soaked figs. All-spice and pepper.

T: Toffee, treacle, caramel, bread pudding, booze soaked golden raisins. Slight estery push of mandarin orange. Some tea-like hops. Plenty of spicy yeast. Subtle touch of peppery alcohol. Well attenuated. Dry finish with lingering bread and spice.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and very slightly chewy, small sense of weight. Moderately aggressive scrubbing carbonation.

O: A very good dubbel. Sort of on the lighter side for the style, but full of complexity. Very much a little brother to the famed Abt 12.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,604 ratings
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