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

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RATINGS: 1250   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew bottled in 2004 poured a large sized head of foamy/frothy top of unnoted size long lasting unnoted colored bubbles very nice lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was very hazy and dark brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty floral yeast with a vinous note. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a slightly tingly mellow palate and a mild brown malt aftertaste. Its flavor contained brown malt vinuous mild malty yesty notes. All-in-all very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
330ml brown bottle. Poured with a generous tan head, somewhat frothy, some sticky lace. Reddish brown colour, some haze. Cookie-ish malts aroma, almonds (?), fruity with a mild spice note, sort of like mild banana bread. Amazingly soft palate, very mild carbonation. Body is full, slightly oily. Malty flavour, some sweetness in the middle leads to a dryish finish with some yeast and a slight tease of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Gift Pack 33cl, perfect condition. Extremely fine cakey/bready maltiness with a soft mouthfeel and softly sweet (almost banana) frutiness, and delicate baked-in spices mingling on the top of it. Prickly teasing light spice aroma. Elusive and yet satisfying - the best "Light Beer" on the planet, relatively speaking of course! ;) Highly drinkable and worth finding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Aroma is very malty (makes me want to have a malted milkshake) with hints of hazlenut. Color is light brown with a magnificent three finger tan head that looks like you could walk across it; if you were 2 inches tall. Very malty in the fore..somewhat syrupy with hazlenut and cocoa notes. Slight fruitiness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Great appearance, aroma is quite subdued. Very noticeable yeast character (not a bad thing at all) but othewise a well done beer, if not especially notable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
After having enjoyed so many bottles of St. Bernie Prior and Abbot over the past several years, I was terribly happy finally to have found a few bottles of this. The Pater is clearly in the same tradition as the other two: as soon as you pour it you will instantly recall the familiar and wonderful St. Bernardus aroma of hazelnutty chocolate. The flavor is the same as the big brothers, just scaled down here. It’s fun to have another take on the classic St. Bernardus flavor, but it’s tough to feel other than that ther is something missing in this: it doesn’t have that same remarkable balance of the Prior. Nor does it really make the most of its smaller frame. IT’s like looking at a guy whose suit is a bit too big. Or "everything you want in a beer, and less".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Dark cloudy auburn colour with a foamy tan head. The nose is yeasty and spicey with hints of fruit, pepper, alcohol - nice and fresh smelling. The body is malty with a fair amount of yeast. Fruity with a defenite alcohol presence.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 14, 2005
warm fruity and refreshing with a light malt and hop fullness to ballance things out. a little too sweet for my liking but still very good. the alcohol is subdued like in most light belgins.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
[Bottle, 33cl, Fresh, exp: 09-05-08, 14c] Rich and hazy brown sugar color. Good white head that diminish to a thin film, leaving some laces. Aroma is dominated by the brown sugar but traces of pale malt + fruits. Taste is very sweet, nice but simple. I should leave my other bottles age more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Dark Red Coloring with Sandy Head. Dark Bread Taste, Bread Dough, Dry Fruits, Heavy Mouthfeel....Some Alcohol Warming Works its Way up and Ends with a Dry Bitter Finish. Solidly a Great Tasting Belgian.


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