St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by elvisnj:
4.85/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from the Belgian corked bottle.
Huge head that grows very fast. Careful pour is a must. Nice creamy head hangs around for a while and becomes meringue like.
Color is dark ivory. Looks very nice. Smell is classic Belgian yeast and brown sugar and it smells great. Taste is dark fruits with candy sugar/caramel and sweet malts. Such a great classic quad. I love this beer.
Very creamy and smooth. Barely a hint of alcohol despite its almost 11%. Clean and dry aftertaste. Leaves you wanting more. Did I mention that I love this beer?
A great beer from a great brewer. I also thought I should mention that I really love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2011 00:40:25 | More by elvisnj
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4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a glass into a Belgian Ale stemmed glass.
A: Dark, cloudy brown with tinges of deep red and orange. Thick head, some sediment (in bottle) can sneak out in an aggressive pour.
S: Big roasted malt body with strong notes of caramel, honey, molasses and peat. Some spicy and hoppy finish.
T: Primarily dark roasted malt body with spice and sweet on top. Big caramel notes and hints of clove and candy. Some cherry nose and a somewhat hoppy finish. Fairly boozy but very balanced considering its ABV and OG.
M: Smooth and silky, somewhat carbonated, not overly sweet or bitter. No unfortunate aftertastes. Very balanced and enjoyable to drink.
O: Another fine Belgian. Not quite as good as the Trappistes beers, specifically the Rochefort 10, but nonetheless an excellent beer. I enjoyed the malty body and tinges of cherry candy in the finish. Nice color, a bit more sediment than I was expecting (got a little in my glass, oops!).
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 22:58:57 | More by jsausley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,030 ratings.