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St. Bernardus PaasBier

Formerly brewed at St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Unique Belgian beer, top fermented and with bottle conditioning. This Easterbeer is a balanced equilibrium between sweet and bitter, between body and freshness. It has a malty and fruity nose with a thick, round froth. It is brewed in the rich tradition of the St. Bernardus Brewery, using only the very best malts, hops, and sugars. Our own yeast and the specific water of the brewery give our beers depth and strength. This Easterbeer lives up to our credo: St. Bernardus, bringing heavenly nectar within reach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle @ home, special thanks to Rene’s wife for picking this up 18 months ago. Fairly clear, reddish orange appearance with a tiny, off-white head that dissipates quickly. Strong candy sugar, rich cherry/berry fruity/estery, caramel aroma. Fairly balanced yet sweet fruity, lightly herbal, raspberry/cherry/plum, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft in a snifter. Deep amber poor, great retention. Caramel, with some dried fruit. Taste is much the same as nose. Meduim body. Sweet finish. It’s decent. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
Pour clear amber, with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is quite malty, caramel, bread, basement yeasty funk. Taste is a little sweet, with just some slight bitter notes. average body, with a fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdan (260) - USA - APR 13, 2012
Amber with nice soft head. Aroma caramel, candy malt, dark fruit, banana, yeast. Taste sweet caramell, dark fruits, yeast. Medium body, text sticky. Finish bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
17-MAR-2012, bottle @home, brought by Morten. Unclear brown with beige lively head. Nose is rye bread and bitterness. Taste is malty bready. Not overly sweet. Lively carbonation. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Pretty sweet caramel fruit roasted malt aroma. Flavor likewise astonishingly sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Fruit and caramel is the main characteristics. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol level beautifully hidden by the sweetness of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours clear amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of cellarish malts, sweet and spicy. Taste is good & malty, dark fruits, raisins, full bodied. Dry short end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
(Bottle 11/03-2012) Large light brown fast fading head, clear dark amber color, yeast light hop aroma, medium co2, slightly sweet light bitter taste. BB date 18.01.17.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
Hazy amber color with medium size head. Caramel aroma and taste. Fine easterbeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2011
26/05/2011 75cl bottle @ home - BB: 25/1/2016 (2011-230)

Little cloudy dark brown beer, beige creamy head, pretty stable and a bit adhesive. Aroma: anise, liquorice, some other spices, caramel. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: little sweet, lots of anise, spices and a little hop bitter, sweet caramel in the end. Aftertaste: sweet alcohol, some bitter. Nice beer but a bit young still. The other two bottles will sleep in the basement till next Easter.

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