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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,007 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,007
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 383
Gots: 942 | FT: 36
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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WorldWideStout

Maryland

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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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,007 ratings.