St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by BB1313:
4.22/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours a dark chestnut brown, ruby hues, nice fluffy off white head that sticks around and very sticky lacing. Lots of dark fruits and chocolate up front. Flavors are bittersweet, but more on the bitter side. I was expeting more sweetness. I'm picking up more dark fruit like raisins, plums, and a touch of black cherries. The flavors are really put together well, but it does have a pretty bitter finish. Mouthfeel is superior, lots of carbonation; extremely smooth and creamy; perfect. Alcohol is noticeable, but it's not boozy. Pretty easy to drink.
This is an excellent beer and the craft put into brewing this beer is world class, I just find the aromas and flavors to be really good, but not mind blowing. I really prefer Three Philosophers.. blasphemy?
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 22:56:27 | More by BB1313
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear tree bark brown, soapy head (this bottle is literally overflowing just upon its opening). Some large debris is visible. Bonus points for the ridiculous head (it won't stop!), but I am a little worried about what happened to cause that/how long it's been on the shelf.
S: Pungent, several inches above my glass I'm still getting strong aromas of plum, mild malt, a touch of sweetness. Very clean.
T: Same as above, hints of caramel in addition. Initial taste is dry, mild sweetness on the finish. No alcohol trace, impressive.
M: Silky, soft, padded, but nowhere near flat. Somewhat astringent. Honestly one of the most impressive mouthfeels I've ever tasted.
O: A classic example of a quad. Not overly complex, but with plenty of depth. Standard-setting.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:15:51 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,877 ratings.