St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best by 9/27/16.
A: Bottle was a bit of a gusher. One finger pillowy off-white head w/some sediment floating on top. Body is a gorgeous deep ruby red. There was quite a bit of sediment despite the fact that I left a solid 1/4” at the bottom of the bottle. Head was fully lasting and lacing excellent.
S: Bready yeast and dark fruits. Mostly plum, currant and raisin with a little grape and a hint of cherry. Some nice toasted caramel malt.
T: Huge flavor and complexity. Wonderful balance. Starts sweet with earthy yeast and fruit. Lovely breadiness and clove. Some of the caramel malt comes through. Tons of figs, raisins, plums, and the like. Finishes more acidic than the start with a little fusel alcohol.
M: Fizzy carbonation. Medium body. Finishes chalky with a moderate dose of warming alcohol burn. Drinkability is surprisingly high for such a big complex beer.
O: One of the finest quads in existence. Easy to drink but that’s not really the point with a beer like this. Love it.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2012 01:09:35 | More by mjtiernan
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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