St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by jpbebeau:
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to tulip, with a big *pop* of the cork. My excuse being the upcoming Washington Belgianfest...
A: A dark brown mahogany color with a hint of orange—the color of certain preserves, perhaps. A fluffy fine-bubbled tan head with thick lacing at the glass. I ended up dropping a bit of yeast on top as well...
S: Figs, apricots, bready malts, spices, and the expected yeast. A fig newton with added complexity. As it warms, more fruits pipe up, and sugars as well.
T: Sweet start, then malts, banana. A hint of bitter. A succinct finish.
M: Midweight. An initial burst of moderate carbonation, but still goes down smoothly. Nice dry finish.
Really liked this Quad; haven't had too many...makes me want to pick up a few others.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2012 03:49:49 | More by jpbebeau
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4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear tree bark brown, soapy head (this bottle is literally overflowing just upon its opening). Some large debris is visible. Bonus points for the ridiculous head (it won't stop!), but I am a little worried about what happened to cause that/how long it's been on the shelf.
S: Pungent, several inches above my glass I'm still getting strong aromas of plum, mild malt, a touch of sweetness. Very clean.
T: Same as above, hints of caramel in addition. Initial taste is dry, mild sweetness on the finish. No alcohol trace, impressive.
M: Silky, soft, padded, but nowhere near flat. Somewhat astringent. Honestly one of the most impressive mouthfeels I've ever tasted.
O: A classic example of a quad. Not overly complex, but with plenty of depth. Standard-setting.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:15:51 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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