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


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RATINGS: 1350   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.

Emeister84's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Cherry and purple grape-like aromas, almost winey. Beautiful, clear, dark ruby complexion, with an off-white head that retains well. The taste is dry, with flavors of cherries, raisins, dark berries, and subtle vanilla. Full bodied, rich, great, fluffy carbonation, spice, and a dry, fruity finish. A delicious dubbel ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (516) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
As if I could not love a St. Bernardus brew! Even though this brewski kicks it pretty dang hard, she’s still not quite in a lofty "loved it" category. A cloudy, barnyard-mud brown with an incredibly frothy beige head pours from the monk-adorned bottle. Earthy fall leaves, leather, brown sugar, raisins, basement and spicy herbal hops are exuded from my glass. The taste matches nicely, a bright carbonation and dry feel tickle the tongue. There just isn’t as much flavour as I was hoping for. Still delicious though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ned33137 (7) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
Small head, plenty of sediment, almost nontransparent. Taste is pretty odd (maybe it applies to the specific bottle I had) and reminds me homebrew: a little of yeast, of alcohol, a lot of wine. Not bad, not really good either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (253) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (478) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eberndt (223) - - 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 (506) - 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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (84) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (172) - Skogn, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a nice dark ruby red with a small head. On the nose i get banana, and the beer also has nice yeasty and bready character. Flavor is quite good and complex with flavors of caramel, dusty leather, candi syrup with a quite nice carbonated mouthfeel. Beer has a quite dry finish and is nicely balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmaneser (13) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cokolwiek11 (36) - - FEB 27, 2015
Dark reddish brown beer, cloudy, with white head. Aroma: Sharp aroma of belgian yeasts, some basement/barnyard, spices, than fruity-wine aromas. Taste: Mainly sour. Flavors same as in aroma: spice herbs, wine. Body: medium, short, sour finish. Really nice Belgian Dubbel. Definitly what I’m expecting in this style.

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