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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown due to the sediment that got into the glass with a half finger fluffy white head. Really good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is a little bit weak but I really can pick out brown sugar and vanilla. There is also a slightly musty odor but it is more complimentary than it is distracting. The brown sugar is more muted in the flavor allowing the the banana/clove Belgian yeast character to shine through. More vanilla that is subdued but there is a noticeable lack of complexity compared to some other versions of the style. Mouthfeel is on the watery side with a little bit of stickyness left on the finish. Overall, I am not very impressed by this Dubbel. It really lacks complexity and depth of flavor along with a weak mouthfeel. I feel like this could be a whole lot better with a little bit of work.


3.5
IOzh (189) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - SEP 22, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours brown with medium off-white head. Aroma of malts, nuts, dried fruits. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is light sweet, medium to light bitter.

4
NiklasT (69) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2017
Dark brown, a bit red. Aroma has some sweetness but not dominating. Plums raisons and nuts. Taste follows, more dry at the end. Very nice double!

3.7
PhillyCraft (7597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Backlog, bottles over the years. Pours an amber brown shade with a medium sized top and good lacing. Nose is dark fruit, belgian spice, malt, and molasses. Flavor a lot of same with some caramel, plums, cherry, and yeast. Medium bodied with similar carb

3.1
Beamer (97) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2017
Donker bier met een mooie schuimkraag die best lang blijft. Als je het bier proeft is het vrij smaakloos zurig en plat. De nasmaak is best heftig en houdt wel even aan. Zoet en een beetje bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
luttonm (6560) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Thick creamy head, a bit tan. Dark, roasty brown body. Thinner malt nose. Sip is a full nutty, slightly metallic and warm malty dubbel. Malty and fairly clean, a bit full and foamy. Light leather, some grape fruitiness, some brandy. Very nice.

3.3
jopp (22) - PARIS, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2017
ambrée, puissance raisonnable, le vieux sur l’étiquette est marrant. saint bernard est célébré le 22 janvier. c’est aussi une marque de chien des montagne

3.4
NordicV (2425) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2017
Brun, dimmig �l med ett ljusbrunt skum. Doft och smak �r l�tt kryddig, belgisk j�st, torkad frukt och viss n�tighet.

3.8
Ktwse (5253) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Pours deep dark brown with medium tall light tan head. Aroma of herbs, nuts, light dried fruit, brown sugar. Taste is deep, dark roasty with a mellow sweet and slightly herbal finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.5
geolgau (361) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 12, 2017
Aroma is fruity and nutty, but it somewhat feels shy. Raisins, a touch of roast and dark fruits. Creamy and fluffy, with nice nutty notes complemented by burnt sugar, dry earthiness. It also has some weird bitterness to it, like raw chestnuts. Good, but the dry bitterness annoys me.

3.6
huineman (726) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2017
33 cl bottle served in white wine glass. Copper to chestnut hue, slightly cloudy and very dark, with a dense, thick, nicely lacing, tan head. Aroma is mild to medium: cane sugar, cashew, almond, cocoa, tobacco. Silky, velvety, creamy. Medium-bodied, quite round. No sweetness, no bitterness. Medium to low persistence.


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