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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,878 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,878
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 371
Gots: 890 | 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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Star80

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4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a dark brown color with a thick tan head. The head doesn't look like it wants to go anytime soon!

S - The smell of this beer is unbelievable. Definitely getting lots of clovey smells, but also some nice floral aromas and some resinous and perfumy smells almost like frankinscense. I an detecting some nice vanilla scents and of course the characteristic "dark ripe fruits" everybody describes when reviewing Quads, in spades.

T - I waited to take it all in before sipping this fine brew and it doesn't disappoint. Lots of dark, sweet, vinous fruits linger on the palate before being washed away by leafy hop goodness. It is a little sweet but yet the alcohol in very well hidden. Definitely has nice clovey and spicey flavors but nothing is out of check and it all marries perfectly.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth!

O - Overall I'm probably not saying anything that hasn't already been said. After letting this beer warm up it becomes even more amazing. The bottle describes it as a "brown ale", kind of in the same way someone might call a Ferrari a "red car". There is so much going on yet it never overtaxes the palate. I would say this beer at 10% abv is dangerously drinkable. I would say that is highly complex with big clove, vanilla, spice, and leafy hops AND it is just a darn great beer to sit and enjoy and not over think! Will buy again, and again.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 00:32:55 | More by Star80
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,878 ratings.