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Extra 4 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-05-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Very light and easy drinking. Well done. Not as hoppy as other BPAs, which I like. Very good beer.

Beer-A-Lot, Today at 01:04 AM
Photo of CraftyViki
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Extra 4 is definitely in my top 2 favorite Belgian pale ales. It is very tasty and definitely a session beer. Good to see a lower ABV selection from this brewer.

CraftyViki, Friday at 09:27 PM
Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch A 16 04 16, poured into a chalice

A- pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a bubbly two-finger hear that retains nicely, eventually reducing to a cap, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- banana yeasty aromas pop out up front with some candied sugar notes, clean earthy dried hay mixes with some musty damp aromas, lemongrass with some floral and phenolic notes close it out with some crackery toasted malt

T- Belgian yeast flavors take over up front with notes of banana & candied sugar, lemon grass flavors add a slight tartness, floral hops, finishing dry with some must and earthiness

M- light-medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp and dry finish

O- pretty impressive that this beer falls under the category of session beer, yet is packed with classic Belgian pale flavor, another solid addition to the Bernardus family

Treyliff, Friday at 02:48 AM
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +0.8%

dmorgan310, Friday at 12:23 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rderedin, Thursday at 10:43 PM
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JohnK17, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

zenithberwyn, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

meehandennis, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

For the style, this is really solid. Not as good as Orval (but what is?) but very good.

Wobbly, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Andrewl1
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Andrewl1, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Sludgeman, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

11.2oz. bottle served at 50 degrees in my St. Bernardus chalice. A 15 04 16 indicated on the back label. Pours a bright golden-orange hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a fluffy 1.5 inch bright white head. Nose is very subdued, but suggests coriander and zest. Taste is also quite mild - definitely consistent with the nose; however, a yeasty quality is in the foreground and the other aspects are very much in the background. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant and consistent carbonation. Overall, a decent BPA but not worthy of the price tag ($4.89).

Jwale73, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

wollefdoogylloj, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

gory4d, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

RochefortChris, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of desint
4/5  rDev +0.8%

desint, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dwagner003, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of brocktune
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

brocktune, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a light gold with some haze and a nice, fluffy layer of foam on the surface. Aromas of soft fruity yeast, lemon, mild clove, and a pleasant doughy pale maltiness. Taste certainly has that St. Bernardus character...delicate fruity yeast esters like pear and banana, a bit more clove than the smell, cracked pepper, and light grass. Less malt than the aroma, which is only slightly disappointing as this is still very enjoyable. Medium-light, lush mouthfeel, finishing crisp. I imagine I would session the shit out of this if it wasn't so expensive.

wedge, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of creamy white foam which leaves a chunky lace as it dissipates.

Smell: lightly malty with a pear-like fruity character and a little bit of chalkiness. I really like it; it reminds me of a toned-down tripel or a non-spiced witbier.

Taste: flavor is right there with the aroma. Lightly fruity, sweet malt base with a subtle yet beautiful Belgian character. I'm a big fan.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and OK creaminess. Not this beer's strong suit, but not surprising with the low ABV.

Overall: a highly drinkable beer. I could see myself downing this by the 6-pack.

flagmantho, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Theogre83, Aug 30, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +16.9%

afsdan, Aug 29, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -6.3%

y6y6y6, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Best before 4/16/16.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, lemon, and a skunk aroma that fades as the beer warms up in the glass. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, spice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and tasty, but the skunk aroma I am getting at first is unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 28, 2014
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Extra 4 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
89 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.