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

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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11930) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
Bottle.
[vintage 1998]
A beautiful deep, deep red with a medium, rather fizzy off white head on top. Aroma is sweet, lots of plums, light oxidation, raisins, some port and lightly spiced. Delicately carbonated, still feeling wonderfully fresh. Flavour starts with a lovely dose of sugary sweetness, some caramel. Then the figs, raisins, plums begin. The yeast is still present as well as a nice dryness. Not oxidized at all. Extremely pleasant and warming - good I have more of the same vintage!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Perfect pour into my Rochefort goblet. The cloudy dark brown beer creates a dark tan head that crests beautifully atop the glass’s rim. Lots of sediment, lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and sugary with some spice. Flavor is full of dark fruits including fig and raisin but also some more tripel-esque fruitiness with boozy apple. Yeast is as usual a big note here, lending earth doughiness. This beer’s superb mouthfeel is defined by the extremely fine carbonation that creates a luxurious palate without a heavy body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 head dissipates quickly save for pockets distributed randomly amongst surface. wonderful brown color provides interesting and almost shocking (for the color) sharp aroma with esthers present. those aspects of aroma are surprising given low ABV, initial tasting and subsequent also provide little to none of the same in palette. ’round’ mouthfeel has same sharp aspects as the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Cloudy brown.Off-white head.Sweet aroma,brown sugar,dark dried fruit, a hint of citrus.Spicy sweet flavor.Lingering carbonation.Very drinkable belgian ale.Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Brown in color, cloudy, with a thick off-white head. Aromas are of nuts, brown sugar and yeast. Has raisin, yeast and brown sugar in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a root beer brown with a sizable, fluffy, beige head that laces nicely. On the nose are raisins, light brown sugar, spicy yeast and candy sugar. The palate is medium-bodied with soft carbonation ending quite dryly. Mildly spicy Belgian yeast, raisins and a touch of brown sugar, finishing dry and fairly quickly. This one is very well constructed and tasty, but there’s something missing that keeps it from being a "Wow!" beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueye80 (1) - USA - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
The smell did not really reflect the taste. It was more bitter that it smelled. Still a really good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FleeVT (40) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
11.2 Fl.Oz. bottle, Best Before 04/23/2010. Slightly cloudy nutty brown color with a creamy white head. Light on the nose with a floral sweetness and maybe just a hint of malt. Extremely carbonated in the mouth. Nothing overpowering in this beer, it has a medium body. Not too flavorful, subtle hints of caramel with bitterness. Finishes clean.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Poured on tap at Max’s Belgian Fest 08, poured a dark but slightly transparent brown, with sweet aroma. A sweet carmely flavor but not overpowering. This is easily the best Belgian ale I’ve sampled.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle from Bishopas Arms in Linkoping. Body is dark brown-red. Begie head. Aroma is complex... Plums, malty, nuts, red berrys. Flavor is malty and milky. Vinous but not sour. Has a big mouthfeel. Bubbly.


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