Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This name became a reference. This beer is mostly pointed out with its product name: “a Paterke”. This “Paterke” is a chestnut coloured dark beer with a high fermentation (6.7 alcohol content) and a full taste.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has a best before date of 16 04 12. The back label also lists the abv at 8%. Appearance: It has a dark burgundy colored body with a light haze and some yeast floaters. This is capped by a light beige head of frothy light foam. From the pour it left some yeast sediment on top of the head which looks like a dusting of cinnamon. The head hangs on well, slowly fading as I drink and making some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: There are fruity and estery yeast notes of raisins and apple peel with a slight hint of spice and funk. This is all comes with a nice sweet bready maltiness as well. Taste/Palate: Wow, this one has good complexity with fruity and spicy yeast, sweet bready and nutty malts. I get notes of cocoa powder blending with notes of walnuts and hazel nuts like Nutella within the sweet bready maltiness. Fruity notes remind me of raisins and as it warms I get some cherry as well. Hops are light and help to balance with mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. The palate has a solid medium body with mild carbonation. Notes: This beer has wonderful complexity and drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (194) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with a yellowish head quick to dissipate. Smells of tart and sour cherries, chestnuts. Crisp carbonation and light bodied. Complex but yet very solid easy drinking Belgian ale. Chestnut flavored malt dominates and is balanced against lightly sour fruit like plums or cherries. The crisp, dry finish takes away that sour flavor. I could say a lot more or less, try one for sure regardless what style of beer you prefer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1540) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy, lovely mahogany pour. Golden raisin, young pine cone aroma. Hazelnut, chestnut, and bitter chocolate outline some malt nuances, and aluminum and iron introduce an extreme, crippling mineral weight.

Dry caramel, plum, and strawberry candy flavor; somewhat earthy, and full of esters with pear skin and flesh notes. Sandy notes of cardboard blend in with the caramel somewhat and are rather ignorable. Malt construction is sound, and the yeast contribution is classic. The depth is lacking.

Sugary mouthfeel, prickly and slick at the same time. This is an excellent example of the in-between nature of this style; sound and rounded in every way, while also thoroughly unable to leave an indelible impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (68) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a hazed dark brown with an off white head that lasts. Aromas of that typical Belgian yeast whiff with hints of grass and plum. Taste has a light pine with some grass with some sweet notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WoutVerschatse (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels. Poured in St. Bernardus glass (25cl edition). Nose: typical St Bernardus nose (their yeast?), fruity (plums), malty & sweet. Taste: sweet, candied sugar, malty, little bit of roast (burned). Aftertaste not that long lasting, lightly bitter and hints of wood. Not their best beer (IMHO) but still a great beer from a great brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een goed donker biertje met goed wat smaak aan. Geen van hun toppers, maar stelt zeker niet teleur

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2130) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Clear dark ruby brown light brown lacing lasting foam head. Aroma is caramel, some nut, some hay tones. Drink little bitter, not too sweet. Quite nice. (Velp 201408)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astrozombie (19) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark amber.. Dark white head medium lacing. Smell of bread and dark fruit. Nice smooth mouth feel. Taste is nicely balanced.. Sharp, tart, alcohol, with lots of yeast an malt notes. Great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (897) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Clearish dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with herbal bitterness. Flowers, brown sugar, herbs, caramel and dark fruits. An ok dark brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
11.2oz bottle poured into St. Bernardus goblet. Aged, with a 18-12-14 best by date. Pours a murky brown color with a lot of sediment. A medium sized head that dissipates to a thin crown with some lacing left behind. Smell is of caramel malt, clove, and yeasty with dark fruit esters. Taste is heavy on the malt and dark fruits, mainly plums and figs. A good amount of spice from the yeast and a bit on the sweet side, but not overly, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is medium-light, smooth and creamy. Overall, an excellent dubbel. Easy drinking and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (593) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Slightly hazy, Brown. Small, offwhite head. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast. Flavour has spice, prunes and pleasant alcohol. Carb is lively, creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable.

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