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

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RATINGS: 1336   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
back again wonderful beer thinner then some of the others nice spice good head retention good malts lingering finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle (best before 080808). Looked nice, smelled nice enough. Tasted and felt like seltzer. Very watery and thin in the mouth. The yeastiness took over and pounded the spices into submission. Maybe I got a below average bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Pours a medium brown with a big lasting frothy head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma and flavor is spicy malt with a hint of roasted nut. Another solid Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle: Subtle malt aroma with touches of raison, sweet nuts, bread, honey, and caramel. This beer is very enjoyable. It has a nice body and is very well balanced. I hate to use the word smooth, since the term has been high jacked by some undeserving beers, but this beer rightly deserves the adjective.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2786) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and yeast. The flavor is fruit, yeast, citrus, and toast. Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
From a slender 11.2 oz brown bottle with a best before on the back label, 13.08.07, sampled at cellar temperature in a chalice. Poured a nice dubbel brown with a foamy, fluffy head that slowly settled into a thin fluffy, sudsy lacing, a small amount of laced sticking. Aromas of barley, roasted malts, and subtle hints of licorice and caramel. Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, and carbonated creamy smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Nice dubbel taste, roasted barley, licorice and caramel, a pear fruitiness, a spicy, peppery hop bitterness, a little solvent-like alochol, and a dryish yeasty and malty finish. Easy, smooth drinkability, quite quaffable, a good dubbel from a quality Belgian brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6221) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle and served in my St. Bernardus chalice. Poured a murky russet brown with a small but lasting creamy beige head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of plum, pear, fig, honey, candi sugar, aromatic pipe tobacco, papery yeast esters and a hint of cardamom. The taste is moderately sweet with the overtones of ripened fruits, honeycomb, sugar, and caramel malts but it backs off (or better yet... is short) just in time. There is a interesting quick dash of tartness and spice on the finish. The palate is okay, not heavy but not thin either, soft carbonation and dry finish. A quaffable brew in the end if you let in warm.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Body is a brown color with a 1/4 inch off white head. Aroma is grapes, rum, caramel and honey. Taste is caramel, very light pleasant alcohol taste, dried fruit and grapes. LIttle hard to describe, but very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
Muddy brown color with nice off white head. Malty aroma with hints of sweet nuts and bread crust. Mouthfeeling is refresching and in the taste there are hints of earth and nuts. Medium boddied beer with good afthertaste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Not sure why this beer is getting bad reviews. Poured dark brown with okay head and lacing. Aroma was yeast and raisins. Flavor was caramel burt some spices and candy sugar. Solid beer.


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