St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 7,020 | Reviews: 2,470 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ujsplace:
4.68/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a chalice.
The deep brown ale yields a massive, rocky cream colored head that fades to about 1/4 inch and then simply stops, leaving a thick blanket. Ample lacing clings to the sides of the glass. A good looking brew.
Smells of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruit - cherries raisin and toasted bread.
The taste is predominantly dark fruits; cherries, raisins, plums along with some nice spicing. Maybe a hint of cloves, nuts and some vanilla along with some faint hop presence. The alcohol is definitely present and warming, but it is nice on a cold night.
Medium, well carbonated.
A tremendous brew. A pleasure to savor and enjoy slowly - the temptation is there to go nuts, but some restraint is in order given that I only have one bottle. Wow.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 02:31:44 | More by ujsplace
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a glass into a Belgian Ale stemmed glass.
A: Dark, cloudy brown with tinges of deep red and orange. Thick head, some sediment (in bottle) can sneak out in an aggressive pour.
S: Big roasted malt body with strong notes of caramel, honey, molasses and peat. Some spicy and hoppy finish.
T: Primarily dark roasted malt body with spice and sweet on top. Big caramel notes and hints of clove and candy. Some cherry nose and a somewhat hoppy finish. Fairly boozy but very balanced considering its ABV and OG.
M: Smooth and silky, somewhat carbonated, not overly sweet or bitter. No unfortunate aftertastes. Very balanced and enjoyable to drink.
O: Another fine Belgian. Not quite as good as the Trappistes beers, specifically the Rochefort 10, but nonetheless an excellent beer. I enjoyed the malty body and tinges of cherry candy in the finish. Nice color, a bit more sediment than I was expecting (got a little in my glass, oops!).
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 22:58:57 | More by jsausley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,020 ratings.