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


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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2007
Lovely dark brown color with copper highlights, faint malty-brown sugar aroma, maltier flavor with some cider elements, roast coffee finish with some hops. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Mostly clear brown amber colored body. Doughy brown sugar in the nose, spicy bread crust and charred dark candy sugar. A bit oily and vinuous up front, more frothy and crisp over the middle into a toasty charred finish. Yeast and dough esters consume the finish. A great beer, somewhere between a dubbel and the nondescript Belgian strong category, it’s toasty and rough but still delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Uto. Opaque mahogany with a thick dense off white head. Nutty aroma of fig, raisin, yeast and malts. Lightly spiced taste with sweet dark fruits, oranges, roasted hops and nuts. Nice creamy texture but becomes watery as it nears the bottom of the glass. More complex than expected, a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Slightly bitter. Fruity? Perhaps, but I am missing what fruit. Generally, the Belgian Ales smell a bit fruitier, but have a fuller taste something that keeps your tongue guessing! Is it the beer I picked out? The St. Bernardus have not wowed me as I was expecting from having the Abt 12. The color is a red/brown with a simple head. Too carbonated, more like drinking a soda than a beer. I think the beer is decent just not what I was hoping it to be, the flavor is simple. I can compliment the beer by saying that it is smooth, and could possibly replace a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1900) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
Medium brown colored body with a red glow to it and some deep orange tints. The aroma is coffeish and caramelly. Nice fresh bitter/sweet fruity flavor, good heavy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScoWRee (402) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a deep brown with a fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast as soon as you open the bottle. tastes of fruit, sweet, flavorful. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
33 cl bottle, best before 09/05/08, courtesy radiomgb. Murky dark brown colour with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head. Light raisin, dark fruit, and chocolate aroma with light yeasty and possibly moldy (?!) notes. The mold was likely my imagination as it dissipated quickly. Dark fruit, yeasty, persimmon, and light chocolate flavours with a dry alcohol and yeasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, very dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Pours a deep ruby with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and strong. Very fruity with a lot of figs. Taste is mild and fruity, smooth but a little bland. The smell is significantly better than the taste but this is still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 28, 2007
Small bottle. Amber-brown colour with a nice average lasting head. Sweet malty bit chocolate and somewhat fruity aroma. Great sweetish caramel malty flavour with a good fruity touch and some chocolate. Long lasting bitterish aftertaste. A very tasty brew indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Smells of rich maple with hints of vanilla. The alcohol should be evident, but it’s not. Wait... when you hold the glass close to your face (to better enjoy the aromas) you can feel the alcohol in your eyes. It poured a dark, dense burgundy, almost like liquid brown sugar with a thin ecru head. The flavor was originally medicinal (it was too cold) but warmed into a very raisin flavor beverage. But the flavor never lived up to the aroma. The palate was tingley and vaguely numbing on the tongue.

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