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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

6,964 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,964
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 379
Gots: 917 | FT: 34
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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BrownNut

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: As I pour, the smell is straight up yeast. Then bready pastry honey caramel candy fruity. There's so much going on and so nice. Towards the end of the glass we're back to yeast and fruit.

Mouthfeel: More carbonated than I would have expected but not in a bad way.

Taste: Caramel malt, something vaguely fruity. I'm at home in malt country. Surprisingly light. I was expecting heavy and thick and dense flavor. The booze taste that normally distracts me in high ABVs works instead here as part of the harmonious flavor balance. Ingenious!

Aftertaste: It winds up pretty dry on the tongue afterwards, with not a lot sticking around except a faint memory of perfect buttered toast. A bit of top tongue sting. Nice fumes and warmth in the back of the throat to exhale. Very pleasant burps.

Overall: Very good. Balance, quality, harmony. There's an unassuming humility though too. It's not trying to be huge, just to be very well done. There are richer and more more concentrated beers out there flavorwise, but I wouldn't change a thing. What a light and delightful treat when you want something different.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:23:40 | More by BrownNut
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tmm313

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy reddish brown in the glass. 2 finger, soapy head. Pretty good lacing.

S- Mainly dark fruits. Raisin, grape, and some cherry. I get a slight whif of banana from time to time. Reminds me of red wine.

T- Grape, dark cherry, dates, slight booze, and dark bread.

M- Medium body. Lightly creamy and not overly drying. very easy drinking.

O- I enjoyed this beer. Very easy drinking for a bigger beer. Nice flavors and aroma as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 14:11:42 | More by tmm313
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4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this from a 22oz. bottle at Madame Janette's in Aruba.

WOW! what a find. Succulent dark and sticky fruits and yeasty spice explode from the goblet. It is a symphony of luscious malty sweets and warming alcohol goodness. Very promising.

One sip and I'm addicted to this beer for life! There are layers of fruits to pull apart; plum, green melon, figs, banana, dark cherries, and more. It's delightfully yeasty, with raw dough and all the accompanying spice. There's a nibble of artfully added hops toward the end. It's sweet and fruity while maintaining it's dignity.

The mouthfeel is medium big, with a very creamy, full texture. It's ever so gently carbonated and really feels like velvet in my mouth. I lick my goblet clean when I am finished, it's that good!

Serving type: bottle

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,964 ratings.