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


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RATINGS: 1528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (244) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016
Pours hazy brown with a short-lasting tan head. The aroma contains malts, yeast, raisin, dark fruits, spices and some caramel. It tastes medium sweet and light sour. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. In all aspects the little brother of the St. Bernardus beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - OCT 18, 2016
6%ABV. Abbey ale. Poured out amber. 12°SRM. Nose has stone dust, dried wood, cement dust, light mustiness. On closer inspection, acorns, chestnuts and black bread. Moldy leather. Mouthfeel is beery. Palate is juicy with some light sour roundness. Palate has toasted malt, sweet dough, Graham cracker, honey, fresh dates. Mineral finish. Finish is sweet, light and brief bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
felip989 (177) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 15, 2016
Deep amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma is prunes, grapes, apples, caramel, honey, some wood, herbal and floral notes. Taste is caramel, chocolate, prunes, hazelnut, honey, biscuit. Light sweet aftertaste. Warming. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (99) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with huge tan head. Aroma is classic belgian, yeast and dark fruits. Taste is mild. Dark fruits, yeast and some bread. Mild beer, in this style a bit anonymous taste in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (249) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Ganska vit krona som är bra! Grumlig mörk sirapsfärg, doften är söt, brödig, mörk sirap som också går igenom smaken med en jäst smak av kolsyra och viss humlighet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (795) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Amber to brown with big off-white head. Aroma is fruity, banana, peach, apple, touch of herbs and biscuits and hazelnuts. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, malty background. Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (944) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Pullo @ Bierpaleis, Brugge. Kaatuu lasiin punertavan ruskeana ja hieman sameana, vaahto on parin sormen paksuinen ja melko pysyvä. Tuoksussa on makeaa sokerisuutta, kuivattua hedelmää ja mausteisuutta. Maussa on makeaa kuivattua hedelmää, puppurista mausteisuutta, mutta loppu on vähän tyhjä. Suutuntuma on makeahko, hiilihappoinen ja suht kepeä. Dubbel on vähän tylsä tyyli ja monesti ylimakea, mutta tämä onnistui välttämään sen. Loppumaku on valitettavasti vähän tyhjän oloinen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kittenbieer (69) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Belle robe brune avec reflets rouge rubie et mousse ivoire peu persistante . Bonne carbonatation.Arômes de vin qui apparaissent très vite en début de nez puis s’estompent pour laisser la place aux céréales.En bouche arrivent des saveurs maltées,fruitées et épicées avec une douce amertume. Une bière agréable et fraîche pour une brune Dubbel qui nous laisse sur une note houblonnée !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appiantiqua (73) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Dégustée dans un verre Maredsous. Robe brune cuivrée, carbonatation très faible et mousse beige fine mais assez tenace. Le nez est levuré avec quelques arômes d’épices. Le goût continue sur une levure(une saveur que je n’apprécie pas habituellement!) qui se révèle agréable. La brasserie conseille de boire entre 6° et 10° mais je pense qu’il est bon de prendre son temps et de laisser un peu réchauffer... Du coup une douceur bienvenue fait son apparition et amène des touches de caramel. L’arrière bouche est de longueur moyenne et légère avec une petite amertume appréciable. Une très bonne double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (268) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 23, 2016
Appearance: bright dark copper, great tan head Aroma: spicy apples, raisins, bread Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel, high carbonation Taste: nutty, spices, alcohol Lighter Mouthfeel than expected for a dubbel but otherwise great

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