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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,237 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,237
Reviews: 2,485
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,040 | 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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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McMatt7

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

Great

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Elicoleman

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PeterParker

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark ruby red with brown undertones. Big fluffy head typical of a quad.

Nose is scotch/candy. Different in a good way. Very malty and yeasty as per ushe, but I'm getting some barrel aged notes in there. Nice.

Taste is a bit weaker, still very good though. Sweet yeasts along with bread and candied sugar. Typical of a quad, that's a good thing. No burn but a sweetness from the booze.

Carbonation is about where you'd want a quad. Bubbly but not aggressively so. Still smooth sipping.

Very solid quad. It's not quite Rochefort 10, but I'd say it's next in line. Although I haven't had Westy yet. All around very good.

08-29-2014 17:16:52 | More by PeterParker
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Germany

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United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Dark brown colour and kicks off with a big head. This recedes fast leaving some good lacing.

The smell is of dark fruit and brown sugar.

This beer has many elements to the taste. I detect raisins, cola, booze, brown sugar, treacle, alcohol warmth and a syrupy warmth. A complex beer indeed!
There is a phenolic, medicinal flavour in there and a fair level of bitterness hiding beneath the sweet flavours.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and this Belgian strong ale really tingles on the tongue.

Overall, a big tasty Belgian beer. Right up there with Rochefort 10 and Chimay in this category.

94/100

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,237 ratings.