St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by tut2528:
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
poured into a GI Tulip/Flute
A: pours a nice dark brown with dark ruby tints when held up to the light. it created a solid 2 fingers worth of foamy head formation that is going nowhere fast. even after 2 minutes it still is holding strong.
S: big bread and Belgian yeasts, bubble gum, slight sweet caramel, malt, citrus and darker fruits
T: simply a very well balanced brew. Again, very nice bread notes, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, raisins and plums, citrus, and just a slight touch of chocolate. Nice subtle bubblegum/sugar candy notes create a bit more complexity. Big smooth finish.
M: very nice carbonation, solid medium bodied, and it coats the palate with a awesome sugar candy and bready note.
O: just a terrific brew all the way around. extremely well balanced for its big complexity. I thought this was underwhelming a couple years ago when I last had this, but man, I am really am enjoying this brew now. Definitely going out to buy a few more and sit on these for some time to see how this develops.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 00:32:03 | More by tut2528
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
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