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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

6,352 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6352
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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marksto

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat murky brown, with reddish highlights when held to the light. Large, frothy head displays large bubbles and falls rather quickly to a thin layer of foam.

The nose displays an earthy character with some dark fruit, carmel, and esters. Flavor continues may of these, with carmel sweetness and some light fruit flavors (dark cherry and raisins). High effervescence creates an explosion of carbonation as it hits the tongue. I find this detracts a bit from flavor complexity. There is also a touch of alcohol in the finish.

Overall, a nice strong-dubbel Belgian ale. Tasty and enjoyable, though I did not enjoy it as much as I expected I might with the very high ranking this beer enjoys on BA. I do think there are many better Belgians out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 01:31:37 | More by marksto
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,352 ratings.