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


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RATINGS: 1606   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (2092) - London, Greater London, - MAY 6, 2012
LIVE RATING: Bottle from Craft Beer Co, London on 7th May 2012. Pours reddish brown with a yellowish-white collapsing head and a little lacing. Rich yeasty, cheesy and hoppy aroma. Rich, earthy malts and citrus fruit in-mouth, fresh-baked bread, fruitcake also present. Tangy sweetness in the aftertaste. One to sup and savour. Zingy mouthfeel and fair body albeit a little light for its alcoholic strength.

bilcho1 (233) - Ruse, BULGARIA - FEB 18, 2018
330ml bottle at a tasting. Pours clear but dark and almost opaque. Almost no head, minimal lacing and no bead. Dark greyish brown in colour. Complex aromas of dark fruit, vanilla, chardonnay, leathery yeast and faint caramel. Smooth in the mouth with some immediate sourness, and bitterness, releasing some fruity wine flavours. Overall, lighter on the palate than some Abbey Dubbels, but still a solid example of the style.

gripweed57 (3045) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2018
33 cl bottle. creamy tan head. Dark reddish brown color. Lovely caramel malt nose has berry-like notes. Soft, supple dark malt flavor is filled with notes of dried fruit, plums, brown sugar and cola. Silky, soft mouthfeel. Finish has hints of black tea, toast and light spice. Delicious.

murzyn (670) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 20, 2018
Barwa ciemny bursztyn, piana spora. Aromat owocowy, rodzynki, winigrona, przyprawy, lekkie fenole. W smaku czerwone owoce, trochę suszu Wysycenie dość wysokie. Spoko pifko.

julesxxl (526) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 (coca, nez levure, attaque et milieu moussus (cache la platitude), levure, ~caramel-citrique, fin sèche, poivre doux)

malibrat (207) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ovaj 'Otac Bernard' po punoći nije kao njegov 'Nadstojnik' ali to je sigurno Dubbel koji bi se po meni mogao svidjeti široj publici. Zato što je fino izbalansiran i svi okusi su mu na mjeru! Tako da ga toplo preporučam :)

Syfher (523) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Really a good beer : nor special nor with a wonderful taste; but a well-balanced aroma and taste, and a beautiful brown colour on top. We're in front of a good Abbey beer, with some chestnut/cocoa sweet taste (but not to sweet) thanks to the yeast. Go try it !

ebone1988 (2292) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle from Super Liquor IV in Ann Arbor. Aroma is raisins, wood, yeast, spice, dry, nice. Appearance is reddish broken, light brown head, opaque. Taste is dark fruit, wood, raisins, figs, roast, super dry, spice, excellent. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, medium carbonation, spritzy but not overly so, dry dark fruit wood spice aftertaste. Overall, these monks sure know their way around Dubbels. Quite good.

6bottlepack (607) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle from Darts Farm. Pours deep amber with a light beige head. Aroma of candy sugar,toasted fresh bread,caramel spice & fig. Taste of fig,candy Sugar ,caramel ,prune,pepper,pear & fresh bread . Light bodied & well carbonated. The finish is dry & sweetish with more fig,prune,candy sugar,pear & bread. Lovely !

vcsa (83) - - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Appearance: Pours obscured reddish brown with a lasting creamy off-white head, with good lacing. 5/5 Aroma: Malt, banana, citric, bread, nuts, caramel and yeast, with slight notes of grass. 8/10 Taste: Toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, hazelnuts, wood, spices and yeast. Dry malty sourness bitterness flavour with notes of clove, pepper and hops, alcohol fairly well hidden. Dry finish with pepper, spice and hops. 6/10 Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, watery, crispy sharp carbonated. 2/5 Overall 12/20

YantarCoast (1662) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 20, 2017
330ml bottle from RusBeerShop in Moscow. Pours hazy brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is ripe bananas, chocolate, dried fruits. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, dried fruits, raisins, dark chocolate. Quite highly carbonated and burp-inducing. But all in all extremely tasty. Thank you Belgium.

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