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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1362   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eberndt (227) - - FEB 16, 2015
Dark color with caramel head. Lots of malt flavor. Bready aroma and a strong mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (509) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
bottle. Pours slightly hazy ruby-brown, large head. Raisins, bread and caramel malts, yeast. Its not the most complex beer, but it gets extra points for having good balance and not being overwhelmingly sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. I’m actually shocked, SHOCKED I hadn’t had this one before. This isn’t a case of just not rating it after drinking it, I mean, I haven’t had it before. Anyway... this may now be what I consider the easily available benchmark Belgian Dubbel. Solid from start to finish. well rounded. Actually amazing i have never had this before. Smooth malty notes, well rounded dark fruits, yeast combine and create a wonderful beverage here. Highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
The ’smallest’ of the series of dark Sint-Bernardus abbey beer and the historical counterpart of Westvleteren 6 Special, which itself was replaced by the Blond in 1998. This Sint-Bernardus version has the same basic yeastiness as its bigger brethren; bronze colour paler than Prior or Abt, creamy pale beige head; caramelly, with restrained but pleasant and well-balanced fruitiness, hint of iron but not feeling industrial, subdued sweetish onset, dried fruits, notably thinner mouthfeel than the Prior or the Abt, caramelly, yeasty, with a good herbal hop bitterish balance. Very enjoyable dubbel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (3) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
First beer I tried out of the St Bernardus Holiday Mixer Pack. Smells like a Wheat Beer. Pours a very dark caramel colour with a good amount of head. Taste is very similar to Erdinger Dunkel Weisbrau. Lots of carbonation due to bottle fermentation. Overall very impressed with this beer. Wish I could buy it all year round. MB

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2162) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with light white head. Aromas of bready malts, light spice, and raisins. Flavors are similar with emphasis on big malts. Somewhat sweet but lighter than the 8 and 12.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1320) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours cloudy caramel brown, impressively steady head, light beige. Aroma of sweet pear, toasted malt, ginger bread, some banana and caramel. Nice bouquet given the alcohol%. Light to medium mouthfeel, sweet, a tad spicy, medium dry finish. Taste is a bit on the bland side but nice and decent overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (305) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a deep opaque brown with a cream head that lingers and leaves lacing. The nose is slightly malt. The taste is caramel with nuttiness. The body is thinner than expected. 11.2 oz bottle in a variety pack with a best by date of 7/27/15.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (576) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
330 ml / 33 cl, flaske, 6,7 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 23. januar 2015. Kastanjebrun ufiltreret Abbey Dubbel med 6 cm tyk offwhite skumtop, som svinder til skumlandskab indenfor en halv snes minutter. I næsen er lidt fjern mørk frugt, såsom rosin. Oveni lidt kælder-aroma. Udmærket smag som er præget af sødme. Derudover en let skjult syrlighed, som stikker momentvis frem. Sammenholdt med en medium bitterhed giver det en ganske habil Dubbel med et pænt alkoholindhold, man sagtens fornemmer. Medium karbonering, som har godt af at foretage sig og en olieret konsistens. Bittersød eftersmag i en øl med medium krop. Stærk Dubbel med lille ekstra bitter smag.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Poured medium dark brown with a full finger tan head. Active carbonation. Grassy aroma. Nice lacing. Nutty flavour. A bit of bitterness on the finish. Not bad.


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