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Extra 4 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

This is a true Belgian classic. I will never walk past a bottle of this in a bottle shop without purchasing it. I would normally walk right past this beer, but after trying it I gotta say, this is one elegant Belgian beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Tuesday at 07:39 AM
Photo of wdf210
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

wdf210, Tuesday at 12:24 AM
Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Braz, Sunday at 02:15 AM
Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +0.5%

swierczt, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

jrenihan, Nov 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

heystevec, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

EuphonicHops, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of jbakajust1
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jbakajust1, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of david131
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

david131, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lemon yellow color. Cloudy. Small head. Spotty lace.

Pale malt with earthy tones is my initial impression for the smell. There's a good dose of Belgian style yeast to the nose as well.

The flavor is sour with a strong bite from the yeast. This is light for a Belgian, yet it contains all of the elements of a typical Belgian. The swallow and aftertaste is an extension of the initial flavor profile. This is an easy introduction to the world of Belgian Ales.

smcolw, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BJSmit, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light, quite hazy yellow-orange amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light pear and apricot, Belgian yeast, bready malt, pleasant. Flavor is bready malt, mixed citrus and light stone fruit, Belgian yeast, clove, hint of banana, starts semi-sweet and finishes a bit drier; a pleasant flavor change profile. Medium bodied with active carbonation. An impressively flavored pale ale for the ABV, perfect Belgian pale profile and flavor progression. Very nice and a great addition to the available ales from this fine brewery.

LiquidAmber, Nov 13, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

MaGT, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

LeeEvolved, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mikeincharleston, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

supermeniscus, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Lucular
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Lucular, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a fairly light, just slightly hazy yellow color with a decent head and great lacing. Light carbonation is visible.

Smell – Yeast, hay, malt, spice, and a hint of candied lemon sweetness.

Taste – Belgian yeast, malt, and a just a hint of pepper. Surprisingly tasty for a 4.8%abv beer.

Mouthfeel – Crisp, slightly creamy, with medium carbonation.

Drinkability – Easy drinking, though it is only 4.8%.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

curlybird, Nov 04, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +15.6%

gregsmart, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

target88, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

vermilcj, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from ABV. Long time want. Faintly hazy light yellow with the expected, dense white head with exceptional retention and very nice lacing. The nose is pure joy. Snappy, doughy malt, delicate but beautifully defined crisp, lemony and earthy hops,pears and mildly spicy yeast, this is awesome stuff. The palate opens crisp, earthy,snappy with a blend of water crackers and a minty, herbal and mildly lemony hop flavor. A little cotton candy and a moderate yeast expression, a blend of white pepper, moderate fruitiness , spicy phenols and a little clove are present. The yeast expression is reminiscent of the St B Tripel. Drying on the finish, this beer is light in body, crisply carbonated and has lingering hop and yeast characteristics on the finish. Just a shade watery, but hot damn, this is an impressive beer.

DefenCorps, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that died down but has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with some faint hints of fruity esters and candi sugar. The smell of yeast becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the flavors of Belgian yeast take center stage and there are additional notes of grassy hops, candi sugar, and bananas with hints of spices towards the finish. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint bits of dryness are perceptible.
O: This is a pleasant Belgian pale ale to drink – I definitely recognize the yeast strain as being the same as that used in the other St. Bernardus beers, such as the Abt 12. I would have no problem drinking a few of these in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Oct 25, 2014
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Extra 4 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
89 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.