St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Ratings: 6,873 | Reviews: 2,465 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by teromous:
3.78/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A: This beer is heavily carbonated, so watch out after popping the cork. Mine started to snake out of the top. The beer is very dark, but it is still possible to see some of the brown color in it. It's a rock-brown color...brown but a bit gray as well. The head is white and fluffy, then slims down to a white sliver on top. Spotted lacing.
S: I get some banana-chip scents, some alcohol scents, and some faint plum scent.
T: I get caramel flavor, and a little alcohol. The flavor is very faint and calm in this beer. Very simple flavors.
M: The mouthfeel is very smooth, and highly carbonated. Medium bodied as it enters the mouth, but airy and light as it leaves the palate.
O: Overall it was enjoyable to drink, mostly because the flavors blended together nicely and it was not too strong of a beer, despite the 10% ABV. I would have liked more complexity to the flavors, but I would not sacrifice the overall experience if it meant complicating the flavor. Don't expect a lot of fruit, with the exception of banana.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 18:58:29 | More by teromous
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear tree bark brown, soapy head (this bottle is literally overflowing just upon its opening). Some large debris is visible. Bonus points for the ridiculous head (it won't stop!), but I am a little worried about what happened to cause that/how long it's been on the shelf.
S: Pungent, several inches above my glass I'm still getting strong aromas of plum, mild malt, a touch of sweetness. Very clean.
T: Same as above, hints of caramel in addition. Initial taste is dry, mild sweetness on the finish. No alcohol trace, impressive.
M: Silky, soft, padded, but nowhere near flat. Somewhat astringent. Honestly one of the most impressive mouthfeels I've ever tasted.
O: A classic example of a quad. Not overly complex, but with plenty of depth. Standard-setting.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:15:51 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,873 ratings.