St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by Roman5150:
4.71/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle into St. Bernardus tulip, from Het Beste Biertje in Málaga, Spain.
Apprarance: dark cloudy mahogany brown with lots of sediment, 1 finger off white head with intricate lacing
Smell: dark fruits, figs, plums, belgian yeast, some oak notes
Taste: dark fruits are very dominant, notes of dark chocolate, burnt/candied sugar, subtle banana, and a some spices (can't put my finger on it exactly, some pepper and coriander with a hint of clove maybe). Roasted malt backbone is also very sweet and somewhat dry, aftertaste is so enjoyable its hard to just sip on, you want to drink it very fast.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium-thick syrupy, creamy body.
Overall: Had back to back with a Westvleteren 12, so similar yet this one is a little less sweet, and the dark fruit notes are a little less overripe, and a little less sweet. Very similar but hype aside, i prefer the mythical Westvleteren 12 by a hair. I currently habe both cellaring so I will review both again in about a years time.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 18:23:22 | More by Roman5150
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4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Cork poured into my Schneider Weisse weizen glass.
A: HUGE head, dark brown opaque caramel color, medium carbonation slanted towards the bottom, THICK lacing throughout.
S: Dominant scent is salty pretzels, malty and bready with some spice.
T: Bready, biscuity, malty with spice, caramel at times.
M: Medium-full body, very creamy, high carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden.
O: Great mouthfeel with bready taste. Reminds me of Sam Adams Double Bock, but slightly less desirable taste and less visible carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:14:52 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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