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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,997 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,997
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 380
Gots: 935 | FT: 35
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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tenesmus

United Kingdom (England)

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

On tap @ Het Elfde Gebal, Amsterdam into a St Bernardus Trappist Glass.

A deep ebony appearance, but when held to the light of a candle it becomes translucent and the whole glass glows deep burnished maroon. A gentle carbonation runs through the liquid. The head, when first poured, is half a finger of ivory foam, which quickly settles down to a thin layer.

Aroma is not pronounced, soft and benign - hints of sweet dark fruit and fails to prepare you for your first taste. Complexity, initially hard to pin down what's going on. Its sweet, soft and warm, the alcohol is here but melded with deep malts and a tumble of fruit on the tongue; figs, cherry, lexia raisin, come licorice and spice perhaps. Its is leavened out with bitter chocolate and coffee, finished with lacing of Fruit Salad sweets. There's other elements I can't describe but it is certainly an experience and highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 08:53:13 | More by tenesmus
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,997 ratings.