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

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RATINGS: 1267   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
I drink this “Pater” in remembrance of Father Dan O’Sullivan at St. Irenaeus, who married me to my wife and baptized our kids, who enjoyed any beer I brought him and with whom I shared my first DFH WWS. Pours deep brown with a big head that needed some time to settle. Nice smell of raisins and plums, with sweetness emanating from the glass. After that buildup, the taste actually runs a little light. Sweetness is NOT that heavy. Instead, like a modest ale, it simply delivers a nice blend of malt and some nearly German-type hop sharpness. Lot of chunky foam and lace sticking around the glass. Fruitiness not as apparent in the taste. This bottle, at least, slides in more like a basic fine ale. And that’s just fine by me.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Cloudy brown color, big off white head. Aroma of malts, sugar, yeast, raisins, blackberries. Medium sweet taste, very dry. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Fine dubbel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (333) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark with a large foamy head, aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruits with caramel, soft finish, body is full with creamy texture and lively carbonation. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (195) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with a yellowish head quick to dissipate. Smells of tart and sour cherries, chestnuts. Crisp carbonation and light bodied. Complex but yet very solid easy drinking Belgian ale. Chestnut flavored malt dominates and is balanced against lightly sour fruit like plums or cherries. The crisp, dry finish takes away that sour flavor. I could say a lot more or less, try one for sure regardless what style of beer you prefer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy, lovely mahogany pour. Golden raisin, young pine cone aroma. Hazelnut, chestnut, and bitter chocolate outline some malt nuances, and aluminum and iron introduce an extreme, crippling mineral weight.

Dry caramel, plum, and strawberry candy flavor; somewhat earthy, and full of esters with pear skin and flesh notes. Sandy notes of cardboard blend in with the caramel somewhat and are rather ignorable. Malt construction is sound, and the yeast contribution is classic. The depth is lacking.

Sugary mouthfeel, prickly and slick at the same time. This is an excellent example of the in-between nature of this style; sound and rounded in every way, while also thoroughly unable to leave an indelible impression.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (77) - 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 (3) - 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 (1106) - 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 (2143) - 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 (20) - 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 (905) - 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.


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