St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.05/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Paid $13.99 for the 4-piece sampler with 'sniffer' glass...
The beer pours a dark brown color, like a belgain strong dark ale, with a medium sized white head, very good retention and a few nice lacing effects. The aromas are everywhere with this one, smells like a nice mixed bag of malts, with a few spice and fruit touches as well.
The taste is medium-body, tastes very sweet like brown sugar. The malt tastes are everywhere as well and the spice is less so in the taste. The slight alcohol taste actually feels good in this case, especially during the winter, which is the best time to drink strong belgians with stouts and porters. The mouthfeel is quite fascinating, for as heavy the alcohol is in this one, the body is moderate and the palette has no issues. The delivery is almost perfect but the sweet brown sugary taste affects the delivery. The drinkability is very solid, at 10% it's amazing compared to Gulden Draak, however I could not see myself drinking more than one of these in any one session.
Final Thought: Belgian ales are still new to me, but through time I may appreciate them more, and review this one again. Big ups to the Prior 8 from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2005 04:18:25 | More by mobyfann
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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