St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.7/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a cloudy maple syrup body. Solid billowy 1" head, hot cocoa in color. There is sparse lacing left behind to the bottom of the glass.
S: Wow, this is one pungent brew. Immediately pick up sweet fig preserves, wrapped in rich dark brown sugar. Apple pie baking in the oven comes to mind too, but light on the cinammon. Plenty of the belgian yeast banana scent as well, strong. Malts are hard to pick up but get distinct butterscotch tone.
T: Taste doesn't disappoint. Immediately, as in the aroma, I get tons of sweet fig preserves. Some richer raisin or prune in their too, very fruity. Somehow doesn't become overly sweet, but it's on the edge. Bananas hit as well, but muted. Some dark cherry comes into play, a bit more tart then the other flavors.
M: Thick, velvety, chewy beer through and through. Maybe not surprising for a Belgian, but somewhat higher carbonation then expected.
O: I admit to not being a fan of Belgian styles, particularly Quads, but I really enjoyed this. Huge aroma and flavor profile, complexity without being overly sweet, very nice.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 15:38:23 | More by chilly460
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