St. Bernardus Pater 6 (330ml Bottle)
A traditional abbey style dubbel, chestnut in colour, very fruity with notes of melon and very fresh banana, finishing with slight bitterness. Delightfully easy to drink.
A dark brown hazy beer with a medium off white head. Nose is fruity sweet nutty malts and light hops. The taste is similar with a caramel malty presence and a nice dry spicy hop finish. Thickish body for the ABV. Not bad at all.
Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those "session" ales (in Belgium this means under 7% abv!) that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness and acidity may also be present.