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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Ratings:
1,593
Reviews:
715
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rusty copper color in my brand spankin' new St. Bernadus chalice. Hooray for appropriate glassware. Expansive tan head leaves retention that spans the goblet mouth like a snowfield. Few larger drifts pile up here and there among the beery winter wonder land.

Steely toffee, dried raisin, dark and nutty bread aroma. Taste follows up the steely dark fruit and dark bready nose. Bruised red apples. Sharp, bubbly carbonation cuts through an otherwise plush, creamy mouthfeel. Once the carbonation bubbles itself I find the body much more enjoyable. Idllyic almost.

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

I'm a big St. Bernardus fan and easily consider the whole range of beers to be as good or even better than the monastic breweries, although this brewery is about as close to having the trappist label as there is.

A:
Light brown, copperish color, when held to light it is ruby red and almost purple. Nice foamy head with large bubbles. Excellent head retention.

S:
Big brown or carmelized sugar right off the bat. Some dark fruity aroma of raisins, and prunes. There is a yeasty mustiness, and plenty of sweet, malty, bready aroma. Some alcohic notes as it warms, Like rum or dark liquer.

T:
More dark sugary notes, plenty of rum and dark liquor hits, no to little hop presence, and lots of maltiness. There is a range of sweet flavors like toffee and caramel. Some light frutiness, but more sugar. Plenty of esters. Well balanced and very complex, especially as the beer warms. I would guess this has a simple malt bill that gets its complexity from candy sugar or syrup.

M:
Creamy and smoothe, well carbonated and prickly on the tongue. Medium to thin body, and appears to be well attenuated. Nice aftertaste and you crave more every sip.

Overall:
A very nice dubbel. Simple yet elegant, with plenty of rummy and sugary flavors to make you want to sip it into the night. A very nice dubbel, worthy of high praise. I could drink this one all night, especially on a cold night, and the medium alcohol lets you do that.

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Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jumbopanda
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of S7R4nG3
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first St. Bernardus brew, I was somewhat hesitant at first due to the price, but after the first taste I immediately fell in love.

A: This brew poured with a deep chocolatety, hazy brown with very little head. What head there was, was slighty creamy and still managed to give a nice lacing.

S: A very complex aroma, I was unable to pin-point a lot of the scents but definitely caught some very complex dark fruits with a nice malty sweet earthiness and some sweet chocolate flavors.

T: Very nice flavors in this beer starting with a smooth chocolate sweetness followed by the nice dark fruit tart flavors with some slight malty sweetness moving into rich coffee that left an excellently smooth finish.

M: As with all Belgian ales I have had, a great combination with a nice syrupy mouthfeel that coats very well balancing perfectly with a nice bubbly carbonation that keeps everything nice and light.

After trying a few of the St. Bernardus brews, they definitely have me hooked! A fantastic brew and a must try Dubbel to get the true feel of the style!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork and cage set up at a bargain price. follows a whole bunch of saisons and farmhouse ales real well in our little tasting here. pours the darkest orange it could possibly be, caramel orange. lively white head in my leffe thick stem glass. smells like a malty belgian and thats it. maybe a gentle cherry apple aroma too, fruity but not fruity at the same time. flavor is just a balanced smooth belgian dubbel. glorious and simple. mouthfeel is magic, smooth and well carbonated with a creamy afterfeel. really nice beer. very drinkable at its tolerable abv, this will go well with the chorizo basil arrabiata sauce which is happening on the stove at the moment...

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Holland
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber/brown/orange color with a hefty tan head that stays for the glass in my New Holland snifter.

S: smells dry and spicy from the yeast, with a bit of fruit.

T: yeast spice, fairly dry, with fruity esters like apricot and banana. Some caramel or toffee flavor. The aftertastes is sweet and slightly acidic.

M: very fine bubbles contribute to the dry taste. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation, as expected for the style.

O: excellent beer, stacks up favorably to any dubbel I've had.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,593 ratings.
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