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


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RATINGS: 1522   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2008
On draft at the Federal Grille in Allentown, PA. Fairly clear brown pour with minimal head. Flavor is malts, dried fruits, mild spice, and a dry finish. Nice mellow alcohol warming. Nice Belgian brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2008
pours a murky, muddy brownish amber with an off-white head. aroma is malty, with some fruit (ripe red apple, some tart berry), with a little spice and some alcohol. taste is wineish, a bit sour some more of the ripe apple, a little fig & grape set in heavy at first, followed by a mellowing where the malt comes through with some sweet notes, then finishes a little dry and leaves a fruity (again, i’m getting a lot of ripe red apple) resin on the tongue. mid-light body with some prickly carbonation. not a bad brew, definitely a session-type. overall a tasty beer that’s not as complex as the abt 12 or prior 8, but a good drinker nonetheless. i’d like to try this alongside st. bernardus’ tripel, as i’m seeing some similarities. NOTE: judging from other reviews, mine may have gone a bit bad, will re-buy & rereate when i get a chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours a beautiful ruby bronze with a big, fluffy head. Spices, sweet fruits and alcohol on the nose. The flavor is sticky sweet - raisins, figs and other dark fruits, yeasty with light malts. It’s a little harsh on the palate - the carbonation is a little too extreme (even for a Belgian) and ends up making you concentrate on the feel and not the flavor. Still very good, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
11.2 oz bottle from Westpark in Richmond. Pours ruby colored with medium head and average retention. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits and yeast. Taste is roasted malt and nuts. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours a transparent copper, lighter than the 8, and with a white head that evaporates quickly. Scent dominated by incredibly strong lemons with grass and sweetness, coupled with slight hints of roasted malt. A very drinkable beer, but somewhat simple in flavor. There are cheaper dubbels that I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
11oz bottle. Not my favorite beer from Bernardus, not bad though. Lots of Belgian yeast for both aroma and flavor. Some hints of nutmeg, dark fruits and sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 4, 2008
The usuall St.B yeasty smell but with a nutty aroma. Dark brown color. Has tastes of wood, spices, yeast, nuts and maybe a little fruit. Not a thick feel like i was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2008
33cl bottle. Amber-brown colour with a nice creamy head. Sweet, malty and somewhat fruity aroma with a hint of chocolate. Great sweet caramel malt flavor with fruit and some chocolate. Semi-bitter aftertaste. Not quite on par with their Abt 12, but a very good beer nontheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle, from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Russet brown, dense tan cap. Comforting warm spiced ginger cake aroma, golden raisins, banana. Peppery light caramel flavor, fairly aggressive carbonation. Softer and more delicate palate after swirling out some of the carbonation. A little cough-med mouth coating finish. (Not a bad thing.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark amber with a small cream head. Spice aroma. Roasted, spicy aroma. Very carbonated, in fact a little too much.

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