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

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RATINGS: 1263   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.


rangerred's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (913) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (63) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a hazed dark brown with an off white head that lasts. Aromas of that typical Belgian yeast whiff with hints of grass and plum. Taste has a light pine with some grass with some sweet notes. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WoutVerschatse (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels. Poured in St. Bernardus glass (25cl edition). Nose: typical St Bernardus nose (their yeast?), fruity (plums), malty & sweet. Taste: sweet, candied sugar, malty, little bit of roast (burned). Aftertaste not that long lasting, lightly bitter and hints of wood. Not their best beer (IMHO) but still a great beer from a great brewery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een goed donker biertje met goed wat smaak aan. Geen van hun toppers, maar stelt zeker niet teleur

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2113) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Clear dark ruby brown light brown lacing lasting foam head. Aroma is caramel, some nut, some hay tones. Drink little bitter, not too sweet. Quite nice. (Velp 201408)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astrozombie (14) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark amber.. Dark white head medium lacing. Smell of bread and dark fruit. Nice smooth mouth feel. Taste is nicely balanced.. Sharp, tart, alcohol, with lots of yeast an malt notes. Great beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (880) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Clearish dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with herbal bitterness. Flowers, brown sugar, herbs, caramel and dark fruits. An ok dark brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
11.2oz bottle poured into St. Bernardus goblet. Aged, with a 18-12-14 best by date. Pours a murky brown color with a lot of sediment. A medium sized head that dissipates to a thin crown with some lacing left behind. Smell is of caramel malt, clove, and yeasty with dark fruit esters. Taste is heavy on the malt and dark fruits, mainly plums and figs. A good amount of spice from the yeast and a bit on the sweet side, but not overly, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is medium-light, smooth and creamy. Overall, an excellent dubbel. Easy drinking and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (560) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Slightly hazy, Brown. Small, offwhite head. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast. Flavour has spice, prunes and pleasant alcohol. Carb is lively, creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
brian83 (13) - sqGat, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
Molt bona cervesa del estil Abbey Ale, tot i que, no arriba a ser com una bona quàdruple. És molt recomanable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
citydave (55) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pours brown with small off white. Nutty aroma with something metallic. Taste is nutty with a hint of dark fruits. Good brown ale.


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