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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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7,710 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,710
Reviews: 2,531
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 471
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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Photo of Rio
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle, found across the state line in Missouri (not available here in Kansas from what I know). Poured into a chalice as a deep, hazy brown color, with a tower off-white head. Had to let it set to let the head settle before I could pour the second half of the bottle into the glass. The head clinged to the edges of the chalice the whole time.

Nice malty aroma to it, with a bit of an earthy smell, perhaps? Maybe cloves. A bit of sweetness to the smell, as well. Not overpoweringly strong aroma, just a nice, smooth smell to contribute to the overall experience of this brew.

Earthy flavors up front here, with a dark, sweet flavor in there. Perhaps like a brown sugar taste there. There is a nice grape flavor towards the end, but it's nice and smooth, not as bitter as I've noticed in some other Belgians. I can't taste the alcohol much in this one, but I can definitelly feel it at the end, nice and warm. Very nice and smooth, and the head adds a nice, creamy feel to it. Goes down very easily.

Very nice beer here. At three and a half bucks a bottle, not something I'm gonna stock my fridge with, but probably something I'll keep around. For the flavor and feel itself, I think this one is a very drinkable beer, but not something you'd probably want to drink one after another of.

Rio, Aug 29, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If life were easy there'd be no point living it. I love this beer and I hate it.

Nutty, rotten-fruit complexity layered above tobacco and raisins. It's boozy, and light. I want to spit it out and savor it. I want my cat to lick it off the table with nods of agreement.

Pineapple and lime fruit abound in fashion with the St. Bernardus tripel. Alcoholic donuts soaked in tea and carrot cake finish it all off. What?

inebrius, Jul 31, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a thick purple brown with quite a big head. Three fingers! The nose is very sweet. Hard candy, figs, raisins, apricots, and a slightly sour cherry note. The flavor is earthy figs. Sweet malt. This is a very good beer. Hides that 10% very well.

BenwayPHD, Oct 05, 2014
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,710 ratings.