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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,021 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,021
Reviews: 2,470
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 383
Gots: 949 | 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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bohemiandonut

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although I've yet to engage in a true Trappist/Abbey style horizontal, there's something about St. B. that to me seems more substantive than the rest.

As soon as you pop the cap, and those early wafting moments wrap around your brain as if a wax-dip of aroma, and the final drips of yeasty dreg-discoloration land gracefully on the spore-like blanket of one's mind... you know you're about to lose your head. (But you don't.)

I could obviously smell on this all night- if I had the self-restraint. Layer after layer of delights wait in this glass, and if I had the nose to peel them apart for you I would, but I hesitate to use the obvious descriptors here (dark fruit, medicinals, merlot), because what stands out most are not the flavors of this beer but THE flavor, the majestic accomplishment that is the balance of Abt. 12.

I'm afraid this beer will leave me for a richer, more exciting man. But I console myself: He will never love her like I loved her!

The end.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 04:21:22 | More by bohemiandonut
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,021 ratings.