St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.13/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a caged and corked 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - brown, but a crimson hue against the light. Cloudy, but some carbonation apparent against the sides. Foamy tan head that recedes to a medium layer. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - sweet dark fruit; hints of toffee and caramel.
Taste - flavorful assortment of dark and stone fruit accompanied by a smooth and warming alcohol.
Feel - full bodied, creamy yet carbonated mouthfeel. The complexity of this beer grows as it finishes with a bitterness and a quiet and easy to drink alcohol burn!
Overall - aging another bottle with high expectations!
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 02:23:49 | More by DenverHopHead
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 7,033 ratings.