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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,876 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,876
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 371
Gots: 890 | 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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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter

Pours a beautifully dark russet brown/mahogany. Massive head which is absolutely gorgeous. A very pretty beer

Smells of malt and fruity Belgian yeast. Spiced and dark fruit most noticeable. Some caramel and brown sugar are also noted. Every inhale I feel as if I notice something else- amazingly complex brew.

The primary taste is of sweet, dark fruits- raisins and plums especially. Then comes the sweet caramel malt notes and the bready yeast flavors. Some alcohol warmth is present but not off-putting in the least. Ends with tantalizing vanilla and caramel tease.

The mouthfeel is excellent, more carbonation than expected but it certainly suits the beer perfectly. Creamy. Abt 12 is excessively drinkable for the ABV and every sip is a delight.

Notes- More Please!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 21:25:04 | More by bwiechmann
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,876 ratings.