St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: The glass is rimming with lace, hazed brown colour gives the appearance some depth.
Smell: A spike of clove, layers of ripe fruit and malt sweetness are what the aroma is all about.
Taste: Clove is certain to be the first flavour you taste as it rides the wave of sweetness, big brown sugar flavour with some cake like malty qualities. Some buttery and phenolic flavours shoot to the palate in the middle to make it a bit juicy. Some earth and carob flavours in the mix. Alcohol is a little evident, it hiding under the sweetness right behind the fruity flavour that soon flare into esters and mild solvent flavours. Finishes sweet and warming.
Mouthfeel: Exceedingly smooth with a creamy full body after the smoothness moves through.
Drinkability & Notes: I’d have no problem sipping this all night long. A heavenly abbey ale that goes down as one of the best for me.
Thanks to D & V International for the sample. http://www.specialtybeer.com
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2003 15:48:07 | More by Jason
4.6/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Poured into an appropriate chalice at 't Brugs Beertje in Brugs, Belgium.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a sticky creamy off-white head.
Smell: Rich, malty aroma.
Taste: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Rich and malty with a semi-grape sweetness that mingles in with some dark ripe fruity esters. The alcohol is very apparent, warming as hell!
Notes: Sheer bliss. Viewed as an abbey beer. According to Daisy (owner of 't Brugs Beertje), this beer follows the same recipe, uses the same water and its hops comes from the same hop regions as Westvleteren. "Abt" means the "highest rank." They also make a "Prior" at about half the strength.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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