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

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RATINGS: 1222   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2002
This blue labeled beer says ’St. Sixtus’ with ’Pater 6’ on the cap. Could this beer be as much as 10 years old? Nearly black in color with huge chunks of yeast sediment floating about. Thick sludge covers the bottom of the bottle. Somewhat dense off-white head. Aroma like a port wine, dried fruits, candi sugar and some slight alcohol notes. Flavors of port, chocolate, prunes and an overall sweetness that finishes dry and quiet. Hop bitterness is restrained but noticeable on the sides of the tongue. I have one more of these in the cellar that I now consider the prized jewel of my growing collection!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bialover (9) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011 does not count
All my god This beer is awesome On tap at Mekong Very balance, great Belgian aroma and malt Outstanding beer

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Vrai biere d’abbaye comme je les aiment des notes de chocolat le dépôt et vraiment bon

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has a best before date of 16 04 12. The back label also lists the abv at 8%. Appearance: It has a dark burgundy colored body with a light haze and some yeast floaters. This is capped by a light beige head of frothy light foam. From the pour it left some yeast sediment on top of the head which looks like a dusting of cinnamon. The head hangs on well, slowly fading as I drink and making some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: There are fruity and estery yeast notes of raisins and apple peel with a slight hint of spice and funk. This is all comes with a nice sweet bready maltiness as well. Taste/Palate: Wow, this one has good complexity with fruity and spicy yeast, sweet bready and nutty malts. I get notes of cocoa powder blending with notes of walnuts and hazel nuts like Nutella within the sweet bready maltiness. Fruity notes remind me of raisins and as it warms I get some cherry as well. Hops are light and help to balance with mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. The palate has a solid medium body with mild carbonation. Notes: This beer has wonderful complexity and drinkability.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
Uma cerveja espetacular, dubbel bélgica equilibradíssima, sabor e aroma intensos, toques de ameixa, tostado, castanha, a boca fica preenchida por sabores e texturas magníficas, recomendo somente aos amigos !

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Reddish brown with lasting offwhite head; aroma of sweet plum with hint t of cinnamon and yeast; Flava is mild yet full notes of raisin and grassy malt; feels luxuriously medium with nice sexy foam/fizz; finishes dry yet sweet slightly bitter

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2005
Mid-brown colour with a dense head; plum, cream, spice and chocolate aroma; sweet/bitter taste with black chocolate, pepper, toffee, roast and fruit aromas; bitter finish with black chocolate, burnt, liquorice, toffee and chicory aromas. Now Westvleteren Red has gone, this will have to do. A beer packed with flavour and character. It drinks like a beer 2 or 3% stronger. Has some very pleasant dark malt flavours.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
chocolate, herbs, basement aromas, butterscotch, brown, tan foam, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, sticky, flat, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Like most St. Bernardus beers, this is one of the best examples of the style. Dark fruit, caramel. Medium to heavy body. Slightly sweet flavor and a rich finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 One of my favourite beers yet. Very foamy head, but next to no carbonation once the head dies down. The head is unusually tasty. Very aromatic: extremely fruity, and never in an unpleasant way. Tastes much like wine. Sweet, but in a completely acceptable way. Oddly, I taste a lot of alcohol, but it’s not unpleasant. Sort of caramelly, but in a subtle way. Very enjoyable, and although pricey, not unreasonably so. In my opinion, this beer beats out a number of more expensive and rarer competitors. It’s also my favorite among the St. Bernardus brews.


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