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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,874 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,874
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 371
Gots: 888 | 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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Conrad

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With 600 reviews of this beer, is this one redundant? Well I don't care. Here it is anyway. Had this one poured in a Trappist chalice.
Short and to the point:
A: Deep ruby brown, cloudy opaque. Light brown head that settles quickly. From first sip to the last the bubbles sparkled in the lacing as it trickled down the side of the glass. Beautiful.
S: Right up front, there is spice, bready yeast, fruit, cola, and a few others I couldn't put my finger on.
T: This one has big flavour. Strong caramel malt, all of the above flavours, and an overall earthiness. That is earthiness in a good sense, like when you take a deep sniff of a handful of top grade farm soil and can tell from the aroma that this is full of goodness.
M: Medium to full body. Although this beer was not really cold, it seemed to pass on the sense of coldness more than most beers could.
D: Refreshing and smooth. I would say yes to another, but at 10% abv, that would be enough.

If you can get these at a decent price, snap them up.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2006 14:20:55 | More by Conrad
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,874 ratings.