bhensonb (15974) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Dark fruits, citrus, possibly cooked pineapple, caramel, lots of things. Very hazy brownish color with floating bits. The off-white head flattened, but not 100% Medium bodied; near creamy carbonation. Carmel, bread or yeast, varying fruits, pepper, perhaps cacao. The finish is actually rather dry, with some spice, some pepper, perhaps some hop. Always some variable fruit aspects. Eventually some pepper on the top of the tongue seems prominent. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
I was fully prepared to review this beer with my pal Andy, but he protested vehemently against it. That Andy, always such a Pater Hater.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark brown body with a creamy, off-white head.
Smell: Fruity aroma of bananas and other various dark fruits. Full of yeast and sweet-smelling dark sugars. Hints of pepper.
Taste: Cocoa powder, sweet maltiness, and the fruitiness of bananas and such. More pepper. Plenty of spice and doughy yeastiness evident. Finishes dry and fruity.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Soft effervescence.
Drinkability: What’s up with that Ando, huh? footy (348) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2/2/05. 330 ml. Hazy amber brown with small tan head. A little thin with quick ending. Somewhat sweet with less sharpness than Rochefort 6. MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with thick light brown head and crazy lace. Aroma is yeasty with notes of spice and raisin/black cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, with some brown sugar, dark fruit, and alcohol. High level of carbonation and this medium to full bodied beer. This one has the flavor and feel of a beer with a higher alcohol content. Not bad. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle. pours hazy brown with creamy white head. nose is raisins. flavor raisins, nuts, bread, mild yeasty spice to it. pretty solid. that classic st. b body and appearance. second runnings of the 12...?
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2007
330ml bottle. Did a little shaking during the pour. Causing a nice fluffy fingerwidth of light beige head. Brown sugar and cookies in the nose. Rather full bodied with all malt profile. Well, malt and yeast. Sweet malty flavor. Caramel and bread. Cocoa and anise. Yeast adds a nice sharp citrus acicidty. This melds into the finish. Moderate effervescence with a tart red fruit undertone. This too melds with the cocoa malt character. Wonderful dichotomy. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Pater 6Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
clear dark brown, huge off-white head, lots of lace, rich chocolate aroma with touches of ripe fruit, light body, lots of ripe fruit flavor well blended with great chocolate character, slight tart edge for complexity, great full flavored lighter Belgian dark ale
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a hazy copper beer with a huge creamy, slightly tanned head. The aroma is of pineapple, plums, licorice, nuts and syrup.... You name it! A strong nose. Quite earthy too... Notes of wood, figs, brown sugar, raisins and mango in the taste. Very smooth. A touch of banana just before a dry buttery grassy finish. Some hints of peat showing up? Beautiful lacing. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Bottiglia da 33cl in un bar a Gavi Ligure; accompagnata con piadina prosciutto crudo e pomodoro. Colore marrone chiaro con poca schiuma evanescente; aroma sbruciacchiato, sapore deciso e pieno. Più che soddisfacente. ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
I first had this been when the LCBO was selling a St. Bernardus assorted gift set at Christmas 2005. This beer was not as impressive as the 12. I recently did a tasting along with the St. Bernardus Prior 8 and Abt12. Definitely a decent beer, but nowhere near as well-balanced as the Abt 12, or as nice as the Prior 8. The beer pours a medium red-brown colour with white head and strong aromas of figs and spice. This beer has some nice raisiny notes, but suffers from the low malt, and has a winey sourness that throws off the balance.