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


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RATINGS: 1486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2008
330ml pours slightly hazy, yet clean ruby-mohogany. fluffy adequate bubbly head. floral aroma followed by raw dough. however, as it warms, the aromas are less muted, and the complexity reveals itself. taste? vanilla, cream, garden-like flowers, intense fruit, though unsweet. slight white raisin taste, good overall. smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (837) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 (New Year’s Eve tasting Flight (1 of 4) Pours a funky brown color. Not necessarily funky bad, its just not a standard brown like I’m used to seeing. When held up to light it is hazy orange in nature. Head builds quickly, but disapates quickly too. Leaves a small amount of lace around the glass. Somewhat raisiny aroma. After its warmed up slightly there’s an almost cinnamin-like quality to it. Very nice flavor. Light alcohol lingering on palate. Thinnish body. Warming on the back of the tongue and throat about a minute after tasting first sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Dirty brown with small head and great lacing. Flowery nose with malty grains and raisin, cinnamon and yeast. Flavor is pretty standard with some nuts and ginger thrown in there as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Amazing lacing on this beer. Color wise, it pours similar to it big brother (Abt 12), muddy brown, with an amber tinge. Aroma is quite nice and complex. Flowers are the first note that hits me, followed by vanilla, raisin, ginger, anise, cinnamon and some yeast and very very slight cereal notes. Flavor is pleasant and refreshing, but nothing to special. Has a nutty finish. I poured one glass at 38F and one at the recommended 48F. I find that it tastes better at the colder 38, but the aroma really comes alive at proper cellar temperatures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours out very nice, but leaves a very small head, however the lacing is very strong. It’s very dark and ruby red with purple. The smell is nice and flowery at first, but then was coverd by a grainy smell. The taste is a little more balanced and as it warms the balance equals out. The mouthfeel is very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Cloudy dark brown with a tan head that completely laces down the glass. The beer is too cloudy to observe the carbonation usually associated with this style. Heavily malted aroma with dominant spice smells of cinnamon and vanilla and even ginger. Bannana rounds out this heavily scented brew. Taste is harper than I expected and yes I taste an strong ginger before the malt comes along. The palate is heavier than most other belgiums and not nearly as carbonated. The sharp biting taste mey be unique, but not the best of breed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5165) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2007
11.2 oz bottle purchased in a variety pack at Shangys. Poured a deep dark brown with a nice size foamy white head. Yeasty aroma with slight notes of vinegar and soap. Thin bodied with WAY TOO much carbonation. This beer is super carbonated and if it was a cork and caged bottle I probably could of used the cork as a weapon. Acidic chocolate and citrus flavors. I drank this one while watching some crappy christmas specials but then again this beer is just a few steps above being crappy itself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmmbeer (1369) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle poured into trappist glass- poured transparent amber in appearance, lacing off white head, moderate carbonation. Aroma of yeast and fruit notes. Hits the mouth with carbonation, a thin body, malt notes. Finish is mildly bitter, not from hops, but from carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4347) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2007
Brown-copper colour, medium head. Aroma has dark fruits and spices. Flavour is of dry fruits, raisins and plums. Dry and sweet finish. Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 0.33l, bb 23 04 10. Slightly cloudy, dark copper-brown with a huge head that lasts forever. Aroma is spicy toffee with dates. Flavors of rum and raisins, earthy root-spiced caramel, dried wood, and some slight pepper-spiced hops. Sorta smooth, light-medium body is dry and tingly on the finish.

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