St. Bernardus PaasBier

Formerly brewed at St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Unique Belgian beer, top fermented and with bottle conditioning. This Easterbeer is a balanced equilibrium between sweet and bitter, between body and freshness. It has a malty and fruity nose with a thick, round froth. It is brewed in the rich tradition of the St. Bernardus Brewery, using only the very best malts, hops, and sugars. Our own yeast and the specific water of the brewery give our beers depth and strength. This Easterbeer lives up to our credo: St. Bernardus, bringing heavenly nectar within reach.

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TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Big head, amber brownish color. Aroma and taste of fruits, orange, ginger and spices. Another great beer from this brewery. And it´s NOT retired. In danish shops from week 9.

jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Default belgian ale. That is, malty, fruity, yeasty. Fresh taste, easy drinkable.

BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
Had expected some more, but thisone tastes of the yeast you sometimes can recognize a beer with.

JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
Very huge head, just off-white and very tenacious over hazy dark-amber beer. Chocolate & ambrée malts impression, yeasty esters, bit of sucade, and strangely, fresh malt (beer is not young). Esters are both fruity and meaty, as in in charcuterie. Again this estery-fruity flavour, with orangezeste and, again chocolate. Pimms’ cake? Cake is true, as there seems to be a bit of mineral retronasal. As well as gingery spicyness. I’m really wondering about the chocolate flavour, as it keeps coming back warming up. Slightly burning MF. Full bodied, if not like a 12°. Creamy texture, but the (shaken) yeast might be helping. Alcoholwarming (fusels?). Good balance. Very fruity and sweet. But as a sipping beer, this is quite agreable. Many thanks to Marco from the brewery, for one of the last bottles in stock.

saxo (18961) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle. Big creamy tan head with good duration. Color is amber to light brown. Aroma is spices and fruits. Taste likewise.

HenrikSoegaard (14304) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. Frothy whitebgood mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Nice flavor, average finish, oily palate, but not convincing.

jonas (7757) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle, kindly provided by henrikb. Light hazy amber brown, creamy lacing amber head. Light spicy and dry aroma, slight horseblanket. Medium to light body. Spicy base flavor - heather honey, koriander, minerals, light roast. Relatively light body. Dry edgy finish.

MiP (15943) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Yeasty, spicy, pointed aroma. Cloudy caramel/chestnut colour. Big stable head. Sweet, yeasty, malty flavour. Low bitterness. Grassy hops.

ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
Hoppy aroma with hints of alcohol and apricots. Flavors is malty with a long dry finish and warming alcohol. Sparkly mouth feel and oily texture. This is a really well composed and balanced beer. Quite quaffable, if you turn the bottle, as to not look at the monkretard.

cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - APR 20, 2006
Inviting notes of rich dried winter fruits and a pleasant deep dark orange hue greets the reveller. Flavor-wise, nothing new under the sun for regular brune drinkers, although it is pleasant enough in its own right. For people such as myself who have never been St. Bernardus followers, this is not going to win any converts. Oh, and do something about that retard monk on the labels.....

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