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


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RATINGS: 1413   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2007
Dusty amber coloured. Large beige head. Malt, yeast and spices in the nose. Malt, fruits, sweets and light notes of chocolate in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2007
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a trappist glass, cloudy deep amber with a thin head. Aroma was of grapes and sweet dark fruit. The taste was sweet with touches of dark fruit, malt, licorace and prune. There was a touch of dryness as it warmed. A good beer, but falls short of ABT 12 .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2007
Beer pours cloudy dark amber color with a retained, creamy beige colored head. Aroma is more like liquid bread than any other I have smelled. Very bready with raisin aromas and earthy yeastiness. Maybe just my mood or whatever, but the flavor on this one is exceptional. Flavor of light chocolate, earth/yeast, raisins, lots of breadiness. I am thinking this is super yummy!!! Palate is perfect as with many Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2007
Dark ice tea color. Lots of flotsam. Poured with almost no head. Carbonated taste, almost soda like. Not bad. Very tasty. Another beer I’d like to have available for company. Goes down smooth and quick...may I have another please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Medium chocolatey aroma, with a light touch of persimmon and apricot, with very light phenol and alcohol. Brown color, shading toward orange with a large high carbonation head. Hmm, very smooth and soft in palate, slightly vinous with notes of butterscotch. Bready, a bit like pumpernickel. Moderately hot going down. Its good, really good, but I think could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1380) - 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 (8696) - 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 (1316) - 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 (1908) - 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.

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