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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: 15 | 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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Reviews by rangerred:
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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle into a goblet.

Pours a hazy deep gold with a half finger bright white foamy head. The abundant carbonation in this beer keeps the head maintained throughout the entire time the beer is in the glass.

Banana yeasty esters pop out of the glass along with hay and floral notes. The aroma is so crisp and clear it really is incredible. It is a mouthwatering aroma that lets you know right away this is going to be an amazing beer.

The taste does not disappoint. Light banana bread is the predominant flavor throughout but a healthy dose of coriander is thrown in along with the expected Belgian yeasty traits. Some floral notes are buried underneath but the yeast is really front and center here. Very soft mouthfeel with smooth and gentle, but abundant, carbonation.

Overall, every beer I have had from St. Bernardus has been world class and this one is no exception. Amazing nuances in a very sessionable brew.

rangerred, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JakerLou, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light gold in color with a very hazy complexity due to being unfiltered. A fingernail thin eggshell white head is present. Brussels lacing. Aroma of bready malts with a saltine cracker to a gentle sourdough note. The sourdough note is more forward than the saltine cracker note in the taste. This a pale malt forward beer. The mouth is crisp and moderately carbonated. A summer quencher with plenty of flavor.

Franziskaner, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Mantooth, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

nikigava, Aug 10, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -5%

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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Served in a goblet.

Appearance - Broght orange. Hazy. Huge white head. Lasts a long Tim.

Smell - Light citrus. Belgian yeast. Lightly phenolic. Grainy cracker malt aroma.

Taste - Very grainy. Yeasty flavors are strong. Flavorful for being so light. Phenolic. Bright herbal hop flavor lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Well carbonated.

Overall - I rather enjoyed this. I could drink a few of these without getting bored.

Alieniloquium, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

mikefuski17, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

apasternak, Aug 17, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

VeganUndead, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A classic looking Belgian pale. Big dolloped whip white head on top. Supper creamy like icing and bright white with sheets of lacing down the sides. Body color is a classic opaque lemon yellow to darker brown, with good pin head white lines of rising carbonation all along the sides of the glass. A little dull, but still a good looking brew.

Big clove like notes on this, and phenols. Spicy brown and dry, with a bit of crisp malt to it as well. Some light sucrose but not much, pretty straightforward.

That sharp stinging phenol and spice really hits the palate. Hop spiced herbal finish and lots of warmth, making it seem larger than 4.8% abv. Crisp bodied and light, hints of floral sweetness and a real subtle complex quality. Chewy sweet breads, mild honey and vanilla, hop stinging bitterness, and soda quinine flavor and dryness.

What a real nice pale addition to the family to be having on the other side of the pond. Delicious.

smakawhat, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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 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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Extra 4 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
89 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.