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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7626) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Mahogany coloured with a long-lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, honey and dark fruit. flavours of fruit, dough and sweet malt. Very soft and easy easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
[Sampled in 2003.] One of my favorite beers at that time. Fantastic head and aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Flavor is similar and it ends up in an impression that it is a very wellbalanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3873) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
harzy brown color, very large beige head. lots of yeast, and malt in the nose. flavour is full of ripe fruit, and yeast. nice balance. good belgian

   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 (2709) - 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 (1437) - 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 (8962) - 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.

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