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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,025 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,025
Reviews: 2,470
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 383
Gots: 951 | FT: 36
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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Reviews by eslemarc:
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eslemarc

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a very deep amber/brown color, quite cloudy, one finger tightly packed beige colored head. Some carbonation is visible running along the glass. Head falls leaving sporadic lacing. Some sediment in suspension.

The nose smeels very rich with dark fruits and fig. There are hints of the yeast that come out as well. Some sweet breadiness that is very welcoming. Wonderful dark fruity complexity.

The mouthfeel is highly cabonated, slightly tart, and a big Belgian flavor from the yeast. It is a tad watery, very warming, and very filling. The sweetness actually makes my mouth water as I drink it. Very good, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 21:18:24 | More by eslemarc
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,025 ratings.