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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (91) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
I could definitely get the caramel aroma from this. Fitting as the colour of the beer also reminds me of caramel. Great drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (614) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Brown color wih big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy and a bit of a tart fruit. Taste is malty, but not too sweet, more spices. Complex and just Bernardus quality!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (293) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Aroma has yeast, coffee, sour elements and malt. Taste is malty with a bit sour and somewhat bitter aftertaste. Earthy flavors with malt, yeast, spices and some banana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmaneser (27) - BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
33 cl. bottle @home. Dark brown beer, can’t make much of the aroma. Taste and palate are very good, very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eberndt (229) - - FEB 16, 2015
Dark color with caramel head. Lots of malt flavor. Bready aroma and a strong mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (510) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5368) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2879) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (15) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2198) - 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.

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