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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (892) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (502) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at Tokishirasu, Kyoto. Dark muddy amber, fine thin head. Aroma of sticky malt, cola lozenge. Fine mouthfeel. Flavoursome, but not overly sticky. Light date, molasses, and fruity candy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (465) - Madison, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours a clouded amber with frothy lacing tan head. Notes of honey, a bit of stonefruit, yeast and hints of banana. Taste is moderately sweet with a bit of wood and a dry full finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nudiebear (29) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle at home. This struck me as a typical Belgian brew. Persistent head, bubbly carbonation, malty nose, slightly sweet and bitter taste. Fairly strong in alcohol compared with the other elements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HULK777 (328) - - JUL 4, 2014
Peppermint candy cane, cola. And caramel aroma. Taste of peppermint candy and burnt toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (498) - SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a levadura, malta, ligeramente especiado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Buona dubbel, anche se assolutamente non ai livelli della sua sorella Prior 8 e di quella di La Trappe. Comunque, da provare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (417) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours murky dark amber with some head. Nose is yeasty with some cloves, grain and banana. Taste is yeasty, light spicy, malty and light banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (119) - - JUN 13, 2014
0,33 bottles purchased in Rome. Pours hazy chestnut skin color, creamy and tick ivory head which lasts long. Typical dubbel oily appearance. The nose is full of spicy notes, prunes and surprisingly grassy light notes. Mouth: not much of sweet notes but rather bitter overall feel along with malty notes and coconut aftertaste. Round feel of a balanced beer in perfect style. I assume that drunk at room temperature and with a bit of aging this beer offers it's best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (142) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Brown, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

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