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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,258 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,258
Reviews: 2,486
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 409
Gots: 1,049 | 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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aflies

Arizona

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-27-2012 05:35:13 | More by aflies
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viverlee

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

You can read a lot about what the “Abt” means, most of it wrong, not that it really matters. This is a beer that warms the cockles of the heart. Maybe, as Denis Leary suggests, below the cockles, maybe in the sub-cockle area. Maybe in the liver (10% ABV, yes please). Maybe in the kidneys (eh). Maybe even in the colon (let’s hope not), we don’t know.

STYLE: Belgian Quad

ABV: 10%

LOOK: Woody brown, with a creamy, stately head that looks like someone whipped up some cinnamon crema and dolloped it right on top. Above average lacing, but the retention is softer than expected. Massive, three-finger head. Maybe a product of the glassware? It quickly overwhelmed my pink-elephant tulip hybrid, suggesting that I should have gone with a more traditional, wide-mouth goblet.

NOSE: Baby powder, tart fruit, woody herbs. Definitely bark.

MOUTH: Apple cider, dry caramel, rose water, faint cotton candy. The starchy component seals the deal. Toast and rum cake, world class.

BA Rating: 98

Hayward Abbey Rating: 97

05-27-2012 04:17:36 | More by viverlee
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mojuyt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2012 01:38:19 | More by mojuyt
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2012 21:58:44 | More by WynnO
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2012 19:32:05 | More by resistdefy
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2012 15:06:08 | More by bhir
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Chucker


3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

05-26-2012 13:33:00 | More by Chucker
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sjverla

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%

Nose: Plum and cinnamon and clove. A hint of red grapes. Slight roasty dark malts.

Appearance: Super deep, hazy brown. A little white head floats on the top.

Taste: Very fruity. Plum is predominent. Slightly spicy, a little bready. Gently bitter with supremely subdued alcohol. Almost desserty.

Overall: Just fantastic. Bold and flavorful, but very well balanced.

05-26-2012 00:12:24 | More by sjverla
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-25-2012 23:19:19 | More by ste5venla
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-25-2012 22:27:46 | More by cmannes
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jmathis

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-25-2012 16:27:19 | More by jmathis
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Wamba

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-25-2012 16:10:32 | More by Wamba
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EricCioe

Montana

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-25-2012 03:56:15 | More by EricCioe
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%

330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Enjoyed on may´12 & at least once a month. Pours brownish copper in color. Chill haze. Off-white, medium bubbled, slowly dissipated head. Nice lacing collars. Sweet toasted malts, spices, cinnamon & sugar to the nose. Esters are ripe fruit-like both in flavor & aroma. Full body with medium-high, no puckering, carbonation. Smooth warming ABV. Creamy sweet spiced mouthfeel. Harmonious malty body dances with alcohol. What can be said about a, probably, one of the best spots of the Belgian ABT/Quad style!

05-24-2012 16:02:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-23-2012 23:12:35 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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BigLittleHokis

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-21-2012 02:08:50 | More by BigLittleHokis
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Mahlik

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-20-2012 22:03:38 | More by Mahlik
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leviathan85

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-20-2012 06:09:14 | More by leviathan85
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zacheney

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-20-2012 05:07:28 | More by zacheney
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-20-2012 04:13:02 | More by CEDAMA
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gbrill

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-20-2012 03:44:05 | More by gbrill
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TimH


3/5  rDev -32.9%

05-19-2012 19:17:49 | More by TimH
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MaChiNe


4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2012 15:24:37 | More by MaChiNe
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2012 09:19:19 | More by CarolinaKev
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outlaw1323

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-19-2012 02:51:26 | More by outlaw1323
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,258 ratings.