St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by take_it_sleazy:
4.25/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: dark brown with minimal carbonation and creamy two finger head. Can see yeast resting happily at the bottom of my snifter. I love the look of this beer, not to mention the bottle is a classic.
S: roasted malt with a honey like smell. The smell of dried fruit is present along with a nutty, caramel characteristic.
T: moderately boozy upfront which I was expecting, but it mellows out and allows you to really take in and enjoy the dried fruit and malty flavors. No real hop profile. A noticeable nuttiness that was detected in the nose.
M: medium to heavy body with a creamy head. Mild carbonation that works great with the flavors going on in the beer.
O: one of the few quads that's left me itching for more. At 10%, it's not that sessionable, but I will definitely get a hold of more when I get the chance. Great quad ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 20:40:21 | More by take_it_sleazy
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4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a glass into a Belgian Ale stemmed glass.
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!).
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 22:58:57 | More by jsausley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,019 ratings.