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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,873 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,873
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 371
Gots: 887 | 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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Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

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
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,873 ratings.