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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

6,340 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6340
Reviews: 2442
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%


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 jtingue:
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jtingue

New York

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Rochefort chalice.

Appearance. Dark hazy brown in color, honestly not to attractive. The head, however, is excellent with sticky bubbles of varying sizes. A real tale of two beers here.

Smell. Very sweet with lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel and sugary smells.

Taste. Starts out with a quick hit of slightly bitter grape and dark fruit flavor. This is very quickly taken over by a very intense sweetness that is reminiscent of hard candy with a hint of rum soaked raisins. Some spice is introduced along with a much drier character, yet still some lingering sweetness. The finish is semi-dry with the lingering flavor of rum soaked raisins.

Mouthfeel. Perfect amount of carbonation with a moderate to thin body.

One of my favorite quads so far. This is one of the few beers that I have had more on tap, in fact this is the first time I had it out of the bottle. I will have to say it is a bit better on tap from what I remember.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:17:10 | More by jtingue
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A- Pours amber brown with a yellow-brown colored head. Good lacing.

S - ripe fruit, perhaps banana, clove and sugar.

Taste - Sugar and etoh notes, clove and over-ripe banana

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Macko

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark with ruby highlights. Creamy head with good lacing which lasted well.

Smell: Fruits, but somehow apples dominates for me.

Taste: Sweet to start. The more I drank, the more I thought of bananas.
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,340 ratings.