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


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RATINGS: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown due to the sediment that got into the glass with a half finger fluffy white head. Really good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is a little bit weak but I really can pick out brown sugar and vanilla. There is also a slightly musty odor but it is more complimentary than it is distracting. The brown sugar is more muted in the flavor allowing the the banana/clove Belgian yeast character to shine through. More vanilla that is subdued but there is a noticeable lack of complexity compared to some other versions of the style. Mouthfeel is on the watery side with a little bit of stickyness left on the finish. Overall, I am not very impressed by this Dubbel. It really lacks complexity and depth of flavor along with a weak mouthfeel. I feel like this could be a whole lot better with a little bit of work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchad56 (205) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle - brown with thick frothy tan head. Malty aroma, slight banana. Creamy feel, smooth, full tasting - very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (277) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2015
Tonaca di frate chiara con riflessi giallastri, opalescente, schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma di pera e banana matura, caramello, note oleose, erbacee e tostate, leggero "piccante" etilico. Al palato sempre pera e banana matura, caramello, oleosa, erbacea, con una coda tostata ed erbacea. Corpo medio, poco carbonata, leggermente oleosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (233) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2015
From 33cl bottle, poured into trappist glass

Aroma: sweet, caramel, flora, licorice, vanilla

Appearance: brown, clear, tan head

Taste: heavy sweet, light bitter

Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation,

Overall: A great dubbel. This is pretty much what I expect when I order a dubbel. Great taste with loads of dark Belgian beer flavors and aromas. Some caramel and other spices in the taste. Heavy sweetness but not cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (324) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
F: huge, off-white, lasting. C: dark reddish, to dark brown. A: malty, with some grassy tones, yeast. T: malt, some fruits, quite bitterness grassy on the palate, some chocolate tones, medium body, average carbo, some nuts and bready, very good not special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
33cl bottle part of taster pack. 6,7% Alc./Vol. Pours a murky watery brown colour witg one finger of lasting head. Complex aroma with notes of Figs, apples and cherries. The typical belgian abbey ale taste is definitely there. Lively carbonation. Let’s just call it St. BERNARDUS Abt. 12 LIGHT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (916) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with medium size firm head. Aroma is bready, lot of hay, banana, berries, malty. Taste is sweetish, malty, slight roast,, rye bread,Medium body. Bready finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a tall, beige head; aroma of bread, spices; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; smooth palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2008) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Nez levuré, note fruitée et caramel cuit. Gout fruité, bonne levure et malt noir, pain avec épices en fin de bouche. Corps bien onctueux. Fin levuré douce, caramel cuit et épices

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (195) - LATVIA - OCT 24, 2015
Very dark. Mildly sour aroma. Sour in taste with rather bitter aftertaste. Some fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (135) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Aroma of malt, herbs, fruits and a bit caramel. Slight hazy brown appearance, white long lasting head. Medium sweetness, light bitterness; not lasting very long. Medium body, a bit creamy texture. A successful and good dubbel!

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