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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,999 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,999
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 380
Gots: 934 | 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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Premo88

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

25.4 oz bomber poured into chalice
born on: 08.03.18 printed on cap -- i think ... it was hard to read
drank on: 9/28/13

L: murky brown, cloudy --> slight bit of amber/orange when held up to light; minimal head, less than 1/3 inch of tan foam, pretty dark tan; no lacing or stick; for a Belgian, not much percolation

S: apple pie, dates & figs, pumpkin, cantaloupe; fruity but backed by some serious darker malt which does present a raisin and licorice note; sweet grain; cherries ... it gets very wine-like with a pronounced alcohol note -- not vodka but definitely wine

T: follows the aroma closely with a general dark fruity note -- prunes,d ates, grapes, pumpkin, muted/sour grapes (like wine). as it warms, it gets good and sweet. dark dried cherries ... it really opens up as it warms. ABV is perfectly hidden; while you can smell alcohol, all you can taste is beer.

F: full Belgian treatment -- i wish every brew in every style had this weight and carbonation, and sure, i'm stupid for saying that, but my gosh. perfection.

O: it's not the raisin/licorice bomb I'd come to believe it would be, which is fantastic for me -- i *hate* raisins and licorice. in fact, this brew is about as easy to handle as most dubbels, and it tastes a lot like Ommegang Abbey Ale. it's a bit darker than some other Belgians I've tried, but darkness comes in a nice sweet form (grapes, cherries more often than raisins/licorice)

ABV is no joke! as strong a 10% as I've come across ... a bomber of this is a full session.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 23:24:34 | More by Premo88
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,999 ratings.