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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

6,962 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,962
Reviews: 2,468
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 378
Gots: 919 | 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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bjoyce12

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Public House in Brookline, MA. Wow. The Bernardus 12 is the standard by which all others are judged. Pours a big dark brown, white foam, and then the aroma hits you. Caramel, roasted malt, then burnt sugar. These are all present in undercurrents of the taste, as well as some molasses, dates, and currants. With a 10.5%ABV, the Bernardus 12 provides an SUV-size vehicle to carry all the flavors. The big ABV still doesn't have any of the burn.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2008 17:11:07 | More by bjoyce12
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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