St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by eslemarc:
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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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 7,025 ratings.