St. Bernardus Pater 6, a Belgian Dubbel by Brouwerij St. Bernardus

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St. Bernardus Pater 6 is a Dubbel brewed by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.


The ale pours a chestnut brown and is topped by a thin head of cream-colored froth that bubbles down rapidly.


Its aroma is fragrant and sweet with a scent of plum and spicy cinnamon.

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The palate follows the nose, opening sweetly with a taste of dark fruits and balanced slightly by nut and a mild hop bitterness. The palate is tied together with a caramel malt base that’s slightly boozy.


The mouthfeel tickles the tongue with its effervescence and features a medium body and moderate carbonation.


The Pater 6 is an excellent representation of a Belgian Dubbel.

Pater 6 Naming History

The beers name, Pater 6, came about became as a reference point. Its name “Paterke” refers to a chestnut-colored dark beer that has a full flavor with a high alcohol content.

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