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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,979 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,979
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 379
Gots: 925 | FT: 34
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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mcanderson0

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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a bordeaux wine glass.

A: Deep brown when poured but against light is a deep opaque orange color. Head pours thick and recedes to a thin off white film that lasts throughout the quaff. Lacing seems thick at first but slips down the glass gradually.

S: I smell lightly fried hash browns/potatos with a touch of roasted nuts. A sugary sweetness breaks through eventually revealing maltier undertones. Figs and walnuts.

T: The taste follows the nose except the sweet character is noticed ahead of the earthy tones. Some raw nuts and fall time bread flavors are evident. Theres a spicy tinge I can't quite place. The taste on the back of the palate reminds me of a very smooth and earthy Yunnan tea.

M: Smooth and wholesome. Again, like a luscious Yunnan Gold black tea variety.

O: Delicious. The look and palate of an English Porter but with a spicier and more complex flavor, likely due to the Belgian yeast. The great availability of this beer in my area means I will keep this one in stock in the pantry.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 20:35:02 | More by mcanderson0
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,979 ratings.