St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
4.35/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Dark brown, with reddish hints if seen through light. Not big but nicely persistent head. A lot of lacing is left on the glass
S- The aroma is mainly malt, with dark fruit and nut to back up. Not as strong as i expected
T- The beer is overall sweet, with the malts filling the mouth and giving some sort of a buttery feel. Behind the malts there's more sweetness from soft fruits, but a nut like flavour brings some balance and a more complex feel. Suprisingly, the aftertaste is drier with a hint of bitterness to make up for the otherwise excessive sweetness. Very good
M- A creamy and very good mouthfeel that really fills the palate, being smooth at the same time. I don't feel totally right about this though. When still a bit cold the carbonation is high and burns a bit on the palate, preventing flavours from spreading out fully; once warmed carbonation is no longer to be felt but the buttery feel gets too dominant and leaves the tongue covered with a pastry feel
D- Despite some small mouthfeel issues the drinkability is still very good. Alcohol is perfectly hidden and the beer goes down smooth despite its complexity
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 15:35:54 | More by Cozzatoad
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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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