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


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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (359) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Bought this in a mixed 4 pack, including a Bernardus chalice. Had my doubts when the cashier reached for a tissue to wipe off the dust... so I asked her how long it had been on the shelves and got a reassuring answer. Hopefully, the remaining 3 brews, at higher ABV, have not lost their flavor. The bottle says best before end and is dated 08 07 17 and here we are at 05 29 17. This one didnt make it. Very disappointing selection from an otherwise quality bottle shop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beton (590) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/24/08. The first offering from my christmas gift 4 pack. It poured a beautiful ruby light brown body with a thin off white cap. Aroma was kinda average because there very, very slight hints of malt, banana, cinnamon, with some fruit. Flavor was better with the fruit and spices and the malt finish showing a bit more. overall it was a pretty decent brew, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djcampbell (99) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
Pohodov a zajmav pivo s krsnou nasldlou vůn a jemnm řzem.. Chuťově hodně dobr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (1568) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. pite w domu. Kolor bursztynowy, mętny, piana solidna trzyma się dobrze. Aromat owocowy z lekkim zapachem skrek chlebowych. Rześkie w smaku, owocowe ze śliwkami suszonymi na pierwszym planie. Lekkie, nie czuć alkoholu, przyjemne w piciu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2017
Pater 6 is most appropriately described with adjectives like "rustic," "cohesive," and - big surprise here - "Belgian." This Abbey Dubbel pours a brown color that reveals a dark amber when held to the light. Malty, nutty, and fruity aromas. Hazelnut, caramel apple, chocolate, brown sugar, and raising showed up in my tasting. Soft, mostly sweet palate with just a hint of hops. Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onesimus (75) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2017
This is a complex rather busy chestnut coloured beer; perhaps the 6.7 ABV accounts for the smallish head that quickly became a thin layer but stays the course. As I nose the beer there is the typical Belgian yeastiness, dark fruits and caramel perhaps a little herbal note. I raise the glass to find it's highly carbonated and fizzes in the mouth - it's a little thinner than I expected for a darker beer but medium smooth. Yeast and fruit come in rapid succession with a spirited but not over bitter slightly herbal background (just about where I like it) that takes its time teasing the tongue. Then mellowing out to a balanced brown sugar and caramel aftertaste, but wait for it... when that's faded the herbal bitterness takes on a sharp metallic edge (remember boiled sweet acid drops?) and goes on and on and....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzurro (183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Again, part of the holiday 6-pack, not the best of the pack, but definitely above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eastwood (321) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2017
On tap. Tomada en el Kraken de caa. Rojiza, suave, dulce de caramelo y pasas. La St Bernardus Prior 8 y Abt 12 son superiores. Esta es la hermana pequea. Facil de beber. Poca graduacion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPoole (463) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
Pours ruby colour with a big off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, bread, carmel and honey. Dark fruit and brown sugar flavours with a light bitter and full body. Good but not great.

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