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


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RATINGS: 1252   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (399) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours deep brown with yellowy top. Head is off white foam which thins and disappears. Yeast, bread, cake, plum, cherry nose. Flavour is sweet bread malts, prune, plum, cherries. Slight bitterness on finish. Fruity lift at end. Mild carbonation. Alcohol is well managed. This Brewer provide light bodied beers full of flavour and intricacy. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarekM (8) - - MAY 9, 2014 does not count
Krótko i na temt jak piana w koncerniaku. Typowy przedstawiciel belgijskich ale zapachy kwiatowe i owocowe, w smaku słodowość złamana nutą orzechów, lekki alkohol na finiszu. Mniam!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2164) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dima’s. Thanks Vova. BBD 11/2009. Clear brown-bronze with a frothy white head. Vinous, cherry, very oxidized aroma.Strong honey taste. Medium body, sweet finish with soft carbonation and sour undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (243) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2014
Dark hazy brownish amber, fine creamy light beige head. Sweet smell, fruits (plums, raisins), caramel, some alcohol and a light vegetal chestnut. Very good taste with sweet malts, caramel, plums, light toasted note, nice light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (358) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
Très bonne bière belge!! Très bien équilibré et agréable à boire. J’ aime bien les St Bernardus :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (144) - California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Excellent, malty goodness. Nose is roasted chestnuts, maple. Taste is well balanced, with a touch of earthiness offsetting the sweetness. Everything I've had from St Bernardus is great, and this is is no exception. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (1790) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Pauwels. Murky chestnut brown, huge off white foam head out of the bottle which dissipates to thin. Nice nose of home writerly singing earthy hops, nutmeg spice, caramel, rich plummy, date and prune dark fruit. Taste is malty, caramel, nutmeg, little bit of that dried fig and prune. The carbonation’s gone a bit because it gushed, but this really impressed me as a fragrant and tasty malty Belgian beer. Lacks the kick of an 8 or 12 but it’s balance is beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (67) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
Great for ending a hearty meal, or for accompanying a hearty, sweet dessert. Rich body, strong taste of dark chocolat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Murky muddy brown, thin quickly fading tan head. Aroma of apricot, nuts, some spice. Flavour similar with a bit of caramel, dark fruit. Quite a good example of the style, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle shared with Lyoli in Gabrovo, Bulgaria - sourced from beermerchants. Pours lightly hazy brown with a frothy, off-white head that settles down quickly. The aroma engages with moderate ripening, semi-dark fruits, some dried berries, mellow Belgian yeast, some toffee. Medium sweet flavor with decent caramel-bread malt character, some hints of cocoa and toasted toffee, more rounded fruit notes, some plums and dates. Medium to full bodied with lively, mouth-filling carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with more ripened fruits, toffee, bread, fruitcake, candied sugar, dates. Nicely balanced, with good complexity, and highly drinkable

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