St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by barczar:
4.38/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.
Raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dark cherries, and sugarplums form the aroma. There's plenty of sweet, caramel malt and burnt sugar underlying the dark fruit.
Flavor is initially slightly sharp and vinous, becoming sweeter mid palate, and finishing bready and dry. Esters of banana, raisins, and plums underlie a fairly sweet, burnt sugar malt backbone.
Body is fairly full, with carbonation a tad high, and significant alcohol warmth.
Delicious esters, but wish the were a touch lower to allow the flavor to sink in. It's a bit hot, but would age well. Dangerously drinkable for the abv. As it warms, the flavor just becomes increasingly luscious.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 22:57:00 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear tree bark brown, soapy head (this bottle is literally overflowing just upon its opening). Some large debris is visible. Bonus points for the ridiculous head (it won't stop!), but I am a little worried about what happened to cause that/how long it's been on the shelf.
S: Pungent, several inches above my glass I'm still getting strong aromas of plum, mild malt, a touch of sweetness. Very clean.
T: Same as above, hints of caramel in addition. Initial taste is dry, mild sweetness on the finish. No alcohol trace, impressive.
M: Silky, soft, padded, but nowhere near flat. Somewhat astringent. Honestly one of the most impressive mouthfeels I've ever tasted.
O: A classic example of a quad. Not overly complex, but with plenty of depth. Standard-setting.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:15:51 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,860 ratings.