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Extra 4 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
89
very good

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-05-2014

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Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Z2thet
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and refreshing. Not as strong as the other St Bernardus options.

Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of George2744
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of silverking
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bf7
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blandmath
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaz
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy off-gold / hite Gold in color, topped with a two fingered off-white head. Decent lacing altogether, and a nice loo in the glass.

Wheat malt and fairly prominent yeast, a note of lemon zest -- maybe some white pepper? Fairly neutral and dry apart from that (not sweet.)

Light, crisp, sweet-malty, tangy, and brisk-scrubbing all on the first sip -- whoa! And there are hops, here (Noble or Euro Pils-style hopping rate.) Creamy.. again: All on the first sip. Dry at the end, almost but not quite fully astringent.

Estery and lightly medicinal on the first sip, medicinal from the herbs and a lighter touch of the yeast character as well. Malt base (and some sugar, too?) is very rich for the lightness and crispness of this one, and the spice character is well-reigned.

Nice and pleasing mouthfeel. Lighter but not too light, and definitely on-par for this crisp and refreshing style of beer.

An excellent example of the style -- Props to BA gory4d for the trade!
Edit: Too bad this was only brewed once! It would make for an excellent summer refresher.

Code on label: 14 5 16 (A best by?) Seems to be quite fresh.

Photo of ystazi
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spoony
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle (dated A 15 04 16) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated September 17, 2014.

A-An aggressive pour produces a big, pillowy head of nearly white foam. Retention is so-so, but head leaves a good bit lacing behind. The beer is quite light in color and hazy.

S-The aroma suggests subtle lemon, some grain, Belgian yeast flavors like bubblegum and bread dough, and just a bit of spice like coriander and pepper.

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. Pale malts give off some bread dough, cracker and bread crust flavors that pair pretty well with the light fruity flavors and candy sugar. There is bit of snappy spice on the finish too.

M-The body is pretty creamy with a smooth carbonation that is almost too creamy and smooth for the style.

O-This is a pretty good beer. There is nothing mind blowing here, but if you want to get your traditional Belgian fix without drinking a 9 or 10 percent bomber, this would be a great choice. Belgian session ale?

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Large eggshell white head atop a dense, glazed orange colored body. Lots of carbonation activity with a lenthy amount of head retention. Big sloppy chunks of lace deposits.

S: Semi-dry fruit, sweet peach, dry apricot, along with a lingering dry hay scent.

T: Crisp dry fruit, apricot and peach as with the nose, with some fresh breakfast fruit. Rocky candy, candied fruit with a sweetness of buttered grains, dry hay, with some orange and floral hop notes. Touch of grapes, sweet malt, stalky greens, and starfruit on the finish.

M: Crisp mouthful, light bodied, dry fruit-alcohol notes on the tongue with a slipper texture.

O: Overall a nice dry fruit quality in a small 4.8% abv package that drinks bigger then one drinks. Crisp, dry malt finish. A good table pale. would give this a 3.85.

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Belgian abby ale, purchased at CBX.
Poured into st. Bernardus snifter.
A: pours a 2 finger foam head, light golden straw body, some carbonation
S: Belgian yeast, candy sugar, clove, white pepper
M: light medium body
T: light pepper, clove, champaign, white grape, hay, lemon
O: great brew, light and refreshing, full flavor

Photo of Carpetsmoker
2.5/5  rDev -37%

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Extra 4 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
89 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.