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St. Bernardus Pater 6 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.09/5
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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002

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Ranking:
#2,212
Reviews:
721
Ratings:
1,616
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of teromous
3.04/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the back of the label: "A 29 08 16"

Appearance: The body is a dark shade of orange and brown that appears very murky at first glance but when held to the light some close shapes are clearly visible through the glass. Lots of visible carbonation supports a very short but intact eggshell white head.

Aroma: A bready yeast aroma comes to my nose up front. It reminds me very much of how proofing dough smells. This is before I have even had a chance to pour the contents of the bottom of the undisturbed bottle into the glass. I also get a bit of alcohol on the nose. It is an odd combination of aromas. Every now and then I will get a date-like scent.

Taste: It has a very strong caramel flavor which really dominates the beer. There is a bit of a toasted character and some very light characters of both raisins and fig but I restate that these are very light flavors. All of these additional flavors seem to hang off of the caramel flavor in support of it rather than standing out on their own. I might taste caramel and then some toast, followed by caramel and some fig.

Mouthfeel: The beer feels very thin and the high carbonation seems to amplify that quite a bit. This is not the fault of the carbonation which, in its own right, is spot on. Unfortunately the overall mouthfeel just feels a bit too thin.

Overall: It is a beer that seems to have no real character or presence. I would not say that it is a bad beer because it does have some nice, albeit muted, flavors. If you are looking for a Belgian Dubbel that has a lot of character and flavor then look elsewhere. If you find yourself overwhelmed with the flavors of other Dubbels and want something more subtle then this might be for you.

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Photo of Raime
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark wet wood brown with a beautiful creamy ivory head. Left decent lacing.

S - Weird adjunct. That's it.

T - Tastes kinda like a tripple. Hay, bubblegum, chocolate malt.

M - Light creamy body with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, this beer was all over the place. Beautiful appearance, lacking smell, okay flavor, good body. I guess really it all depends on what you think.

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3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Deep red, 1 finger of head with good retention.

Smell - Lots of yeast, only a little malt is detectable.

Taste - Not like any Dubbel I've had before. Unusually light for a Belgian ale, very yeasty with subtle malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, very lively.

Drinkability - Not great, due to the yeasty character.

Overall - This could only be a Belgian ale. However, this is really lacking in flavour to back up the high yeast content. I'm hoping the Prior 8 has more flavour.

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3.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown with a ruby tint and a good light tan head that stays.

S-very malty with a hint of dark belgian malts.

T-comes in with a decent taste of cinnamon with a faint taste of dark belgian malts. its a subtle taste with a subtle after-taste of cinnamint. its tastes like cinnamon bubble gum to me. there's a slight bitterness in there towards the end, not one that i like.

M-medium to high carbonation with a watery finish

O-its subtle, but it does start to grow on you the more you drink it. compared to other dubbels i've had though, this doesn't quite compare. it is fairly unique though and i do appreciate the lower ABV than many belgians. it just doesn't have the great taste that many belgians do. it is easy drinking though.

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3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into my St. Bernardus chalice. Light tan head stands a 1/4 inch from the surface and recedes to a thin film. Color is a murky dark reddish brown.

Smell is herbal and spicy, ginger, a bit of cinnamon.. Taste is slightly sour. A bit like sour milk in coffee. It is not bad, just not what I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. This is my least favorite of the St Bernardus beers.

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3.21/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pater 6 pours a cloudy amber color with no head. There is a very dry and very sweet aroma, with some dry grape almost wine like notes. The taste is dry and very very sweet, with some grape notes, and has a wine like flavor. The flavors are good and strong, but very flat feel. Overall its nice, but very very sweet, and too sweet for me.

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3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Hazy brown color. Not much to the nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is hard to nail down like a brown with hints of dark fruit, dry finish. $17.00 for a gift pak of four 330ml bottles from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This offering from St. Bernardus pours a dark brown with a thick bubbly tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, prunes, figs, and plums.

The taste is tart upfront soft herbal bitterness followed by some smooth caramel sweetness, fruit, dark pitted finishing a bit tart and bready in the end decent beer but surprisingly sub-par for a St. Bernardus offering. I will have to re-visit down the road.

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,616 ratings
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