St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.53/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.2 oz bottle (only 10% abv) poured into a snifter.
A: Dark, murky brown that lightens near the top. Has a lovely two-finger head that lasts for a minute or two. Excellent lacing.
S: Lots of cherries, but in a sweeter way than 3 Philosophers. I get an almost maraschino cherry scent right away, and then some dark cherries come in behind. Perhaps some red currants as well. A delight for the olfactory system.
T: Cherries again, but mostly of the dark variety. Taste doesn't change that much for me through the sip, stays pretty consistent and fades a bit. Doesn't have the somewhat bitter aftertaste of the 3 Philosopher's which is nice.
M: A bit lighter than what I was expecting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Carbonation is right where it should be.
D: Quite high. I could easily polish off another.
The smell was the highlight of this brew for me. Would have liked to give it a 4.75 and the taste a 4.25, so I compromised on my scores. Taste was real good, though not quite as complex as I thought it would be. I'm sure it will be even more delightful with a few years of age in it.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2010 23:41:31 | More by WorldWideStout
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