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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,031 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,031
Reviews: 2,470
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 384
Gots: 956 | FT: 36
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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wrb357

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4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I finally tried one of these. I'm still getting a handle on Belgian ales, and this is a pretty hefty style to get into (quad) but I tried it from a 11.2oz bottle into a goblet.

A - Looks really dark, reddish, like cherry juice or something. Had a decent head to it.

S - Smelled like various fruit juices combined with wine, and some figs or something

T - Carbonation was very present. At first it reminded me of a port or sherry because of its bubbly nature and overall fruit flavor, but as time went on it subdued a bit and I could taste all of the flavors. Sort of like chocolate covered bing cherries, or prunes or really thick dark caramel. It was sweet but not overly. Really tasted like a dessert wine, if you ask me.

M - Felt good in the mouth, definitely a sipper (like I said, dessert wine) but I loved the bubbly nature of it after awhile.

D - Went down smoothly and easily, due to its sweetness and light nature, but fruity taste. Would be great to have a couple of these but not for the head - very alcoholic! Perfect thing to bust out for dessert when others are having port or something.

I'd get this again, but it would definitely have to be for a special occasion or something. A nice after-dinner drink to celebrate a promotion or something. I like session beers, but this is a nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 23:53:08 | More by wrb357
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,031 ratings.