St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I poured this into a 10.5 ounce tulip glass.
Pour: Nice amber brown color. Only slight head forms at the top, eventually settling into only a ring around the glass.
Aroma: Caramel malt. Smells delicious.
Mouthfeel--Not much in the way of carbonation, which is good. Not too thick either. I tried the Westmalle tripel last night, and it seemed to have more body (not that the two are necessarily comparable).
Taste: In line with the scent. It's a caramel malt treat. Delicious. Wonder what the best food pairings for this would be.
Overal: I recently had the St. B dubbel, and I think I prefer the dubbed to the quad. Don't get me wrong--this is a beer to savor. But for quads, I might be inclined to reach for the Ommegang 3 Ps before this (again, though, it's a close call).
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2012 01:24:03 | More by BuccoFan
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4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a glass into a Belgian Ale stemmed glass.
A: Dark, cloudy brown with tinges of deep red and orange. Thick head, some sediment (in bottle) can sneak out in an aggressive pour.
S: Big roasted malt body with strong notes of caramel, honey, molasses and peat. Some spicy and hoppy finish.
T: Primarily dark roasted malt body with spice and sweet on top. Big caramel notes and hints of clove and candy. Some cherry nose and a somewhat hoppy finish. Fairly boozy but very balanced considering its ABV and OG.
M: Smooth and silky, somewhat carbonated, not overly sweet or bitter. No unfortunate aftertastes. Very balanced and enjoyable to drink.
O: Another fine Belgian. Not quite as good as the Trappistes beers, specifically the Rochefort 10, but nonetheless an excellent beer. I enjoyed the malty body and tinges of cherry candy in the finish. Nice color, a bit more sediment than I was expecting (got a little in my glass, oops!).
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 22:58:57 | More by jsausley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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