St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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3.63/5 rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I've had this beer several times before out of the bottle and loved it, but off the tap is a different story. Had it at Tapwerks in Oklahoma City.
A - Good. It looks the same as out of the bottle. I don't see the point in elaborating since if you're reading this you probably know what it looks like out of the bottle.
S - This was a huge, bad difference. Very strong phenolic smell that other reviewers are calling 'rasin cola' that I couldn't place. I gave it to my friend with quite a sensitive sniffer who hit it dead on - urinal cake. Blegggh. Yuck! Ptooey. Gross. Well that ruined it for me. Yeah, this beer really needs time to age. Why can't they let the kegs age too before shipping them out? Oh well, too bad for them...they are wasting all their hard work! I will only take this beer in the bottle from now on.
T - The actual taste was good. Tastes like it does out of the bottle. Maybe a bit *fresher* but for this kind of beer that's not better, just different. Depends on what you like.
M - Similar to out of the bottle but the carbination was a lot mellower. Meh. Has that same weird texture that manages to be both thin and syrupy at the same time as other heavy belgians.
D - I finished the glass no problems, putting the thoughts of urinal cakes out of my mind. It's still a good beer, just give it time to grow up guys! It's a stinky child.
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2009 20:02:18 | More by ericduran
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