St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.65/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle poured into a chalice. Thanks to fisherman34 for this one, I can't get it anywhere around here.
Pours thick and dark, nearly black with a lilac tinge when held to the light. Lots of sediment in there. 1/2 inch head that subsides to a lovely lacing that's just a bit more than average. Intense aromas of ripe dark fruits and strong red wine. There's a healthy malt backbone here that provides a nice caramel sweetness to the deal. Fresh baked banana-walnut bread with melted butter, and so many spices! Coriander, cloves, anise, vanilla bean, and nutmeg to name a few.
Taste is just as gorgeous as the nose, extremely rich and very sippable. The fruit is complimented by all that bready yeast and one can only describe this as drinking liquid dessert, but a dessert that is never too sweet. There is a definite light tartness in the finish to balance things off. Caramel, spices, raisins and other dried fruits all appear, and as this one warms the complexity just grows. This is a superb brew that demands respect in every sip, and I give it that. Thick with malt in the mouth with a carbonation that rather seizes the tongue. This one is extremely sippable, but not chuggable that's forsure. Warms your core on a cold night. Exceptional brew that would only get better if I had one more to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2007 03:08:02 | More by trevorwideman
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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