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.
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.