St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: The Abt. 12 is traditionally poured in a goblet or snifter-style glass. This allows its thick and rich head to make itself known, and not without good cause. The dark-to-light coloring of the pour is absolutely brilliant for a Belgian, and impressive to anyone familiar with the style.
Smell: Tough to get past the froth, but pleasant and suggestive. The smell is specific, and omits several key ingredients to the beer, leaving the aroma to be slightly misleading, but encouraging nevertheless.
Taste: A credit to its style. This 10% beer drinks almost like a 7%. Smooth, but pungent. A "sipper". Roasty and malty. Perfect trappist.
Mouthfeel: Sweet front-end, boasty back-end.
Drinkability: Be careful with this one! It's soothing taste and attractive appearance has been known to tempt one too many beer-geek into a quick intoxication. This is a quality beer, and should be enjoyed as such. It's a social beer, but one could easily spend an evening drinking nothing but the Abt. 12, and enjoying every last drop!
Serving type: on-tap
08-18-2008 08:00:00 | More by MattChaos
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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