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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,032 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,032
Reviews: 2,471
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 384
Gots: 956 | FT: 36
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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ohitsbrad

Australia

4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

13 January 2006, Best Before June 2010

Appears very dark brown in colour with a stable medium sized light brown head. Aroma of sweet, chocolatey malts; brown sugar and hints of spices and fruits (oranges). Rich chocolatey nutty malt flavour. Some brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins) and spices are suggested too. Some warming alcohol in the finish but no burn. Mouthfeel is full and coarse. Tasty, satisfying and a little easier to drink than Rochefort 10, although possibly not as complex. All in all, outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 17:08:58 | More by ohitsbrad
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4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
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Poured from a caged and corked 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - brown, but a crimson hue against the light. Cloudy, but some carbonation apparent against the sides. Foamy tan head that recedes to a medium layer. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - sweet dark fruit; hints of toffee and caramel.
Taste - flavorful assortment of dark and stone fruit accompanied by a smooth and warming alcohol.
Feel - full bodied, creamy yet carbonated mouthfeel. The complexity of this beer grows as it finishes with a bitterness and a quiet and easy to drink alcohol burn!
Overall - aging another bottle with high expectations!

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A: Dark, cloudy brown with tinges of deep red and orange. Thick head, some sediment (in bottle) can sneak out in an aggressive pour.

S: Big roasted malt body with strong notes of caramel, honey, molasses and peat. Some spicy and hoppy finish.

T: Primarily dark roasted malt body with spice and sweet on top. Big caramel notes and hints of clove and candy. Some cherry nose and a somewhat hoppy finish. Fairly boozy but very balanced considering its ABV and OG.

M: Smooth and silky, somewhat carbonated, not overly sweet or bitter. No unfortunate aftertastes. Very balanced and enjoyable to drink.

O: Another fine Belgian. Not quite as good as the Trappistes beers, specifically the Rochefort 10, but nonetheless an excellent beer. I enjoyed the malty body and tinges of cherry candy in the finish. Nice color, a bit more sediment than I was expecting (got a little in my glass, oops!).

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,032 ratings.