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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,857 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,857
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 369
Gots: 880 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

preface this by saying belgians will never be my thing. there's two belgian style beers i love and both are made in america, weyerbacher tiny and lagunitas little sumpin' wild.

pretty color, tons of carbonation, too fizzy, i wound up using my 4 oz taster with a real tight pour to lose some of the fizziness.

smells and tastes apples, pears, little cherry. not bad, but a bit of a chore to finish the 25 oz. very warming and alcohol hidden nicely.

overall 3rd time ive had this and it will be the last. recently got more, better fruit flavor from an absolutely delicious, super fresh sixer of troegenator.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 12:57:36 | More by B33R501
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S: Pungent, several inches above my glass I'm still getting strong aromas of plum, mild malt, a touch of sweetness. Very clean.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,857 ratings.