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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,012 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,012
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 383
Gots: 946 | 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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assurbanipaul

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3.48/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber with a tall meringue-like head with a lot of staying power. Nose is sweet malt, candy sugar and mild yeast. The very definition of Belgian lace covers the sides of the chalice.

Taste is sweet, roasty malt. Brown sugar, bready, heavily yeasted, lending some characteristic fruity, estery flavors. Some indeterminate spices, raisins, some smoky musty element that is not altogether welcome. The alcohol flavors are masked well but still detectable. Improves as it warms but almost, almost one-dimensional, especially for a Belgian ale.

Mouthfeel is smooth, full-bodied, near syrupy. Borderline cloying, which definitely hurts its drinkability. Is this a good Belgian ale? Yes. Is this a Westvleteren 12 clone, as popularly believed? Hardly. Is this deserving of such a high ranking here? I don't think so.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 01:07:06 | More by assurbanipaul
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,012 ratings.