St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by SeanChouffe:
4.9/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A deep transparent ruby red color with plenty of CO2, a rocky, foamy head that had decent retention (mellowed to a dense creamy layer). The lacing is sticky and thick and the carbonation is plentiful.
Aroma is bready, malty, and slightly astringent with fruits and spices.
Flavor is a sweet/tart start with a spicy middle and peppery finish. Flavors are complex and change with temperature. Mellows and smoothes as it warms, but keeps its complexity.
Mouthfeel is effervescent and creamy - mellows as it warms. Full bodied and smooth, yet oily with a bite.
IMHO: This is a truly great beer. A great balance of desirable characteristics -- not overwhelming. I feel unqualified to give it the great review it deserves.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2004 03:31:23 | More by SeanChouffe
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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