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

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RATINGS: 1289   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2005
In the 0.33L bottle from Dirty John’s. Mighty tasty beer. Poursa purple-brown in color with a large boisterous head. Sludge in bottom comes out black. Very fragrant with a delicious combination of fruity berries and malt. Thick palate which fights you all the way. This tastes like an abbey ale without the high alcohol or tartness. A very satisfying brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1404) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Dark brown in the glass with a rocky inch of light tan head. Aromas of dark malt, brown sugar, licorice, caramel. Some fruit on the nose, too, with banana and a wine-like floral quality. Flavors are less dense, but still complex, with a sweet banana-orange and clove undertow to the caramel of the malts. Palate is a bit thin, with just a bit of fine carbonation. The rating seems too low for this beer. Judging from recent reviews, maybe they have just now got this one right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Ruby brown with persistant head. Malty aroma with caramel, banana, yeast, nut. Good warming mouthfeel, fruity finish. I enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2606) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2005
full bodied brown ale. lots of fruit in the nose. a bit spicy and malty. medium finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Pours medium brown, huge off-white head. Dark fruits, spice, bread/biscuits, faint alcohol. Flavor on par. Ripe fruit, light spice, metallic character through the middle, dry biscuits and alcohol through the finish. Billowy mouthfeel, turns slick. Well attenuated. Metallic character is detracting a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a reddish tint and a small creamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, nuts, and spices. Flavor of toasted malt, banana, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
wonderfull looking beer, brown with a HUGE biege head. aromas of fruit, yeast, camille and sweat(farmyard?). taste: caramel, fruity, bubblegum, bit bitter, alcoholic sweetness. finish is long and fruity. silky mouthfeeling. very nice!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2005
Mid-brown colour with a dense head; plum, cream, spice and chocolate aroma; sweet/bitter taste with black chocolate, pepper, toffee, roast and fruit aromas; bitter finish with black chocolate, burnt, liquorice, toffee and chicory aromas. Now Westvleteren Red has gone, this will have to do. A beer packed with flavour and character. It drinks like a beer 2 or 3% stronger. Has some very pleasant dark malt flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle at Ommegange. Deep brown in color with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Raisiny. Hoppy and malty flavor. Full bodied beer. Earthy and woody notes. Well balanced beer. Drinkable. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Deep tawny brown colour with a lasting, fluffy, beige head. I would have assumed that this was an abbey dubbel but what do I know. Quite a reserved beer if it is. The aroma isn’t very pronounced. Bits and pieces of caramel and wood. On the palate its dry, with some roasty malt, licorice and dried fruit but, again, its not very forthright. The mouthfeel is a bit chalky, with earthy and woody edges. Not very rich. Finishes distinctly bitter. Nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t have enough presence to score higher. 2001 bottle (I think - best before date was 31 December 2004, so it might have been a bit past its best) frombeersofeurope.co.uk.


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