St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.53/5 rDev +1.3%
Appearance: A very dark, dank purplish brown with a huge foamy head up top.
Smell: Sweet, dark fruit and a spicy yeast breadiness, slightly cheesy as well. A little alcohol is detectable, but it is pleasant and blends well with the sweetness.
Taste: Right up front is a huge dark fruit sweetness, fig and raisin like, and the middle of your mouth picks up a full and somewhat spicy and bready yeast character. As the beer exits your mouth there is a tinge of bitterness and a slightly alcoholic cleanness on the exhale. Front to back, delicious.
Mouthfeel: A largely carbonated beer, somewhat triple like, which gives the fruity flavors a sharp and fresh feel.
Overall: A superb beer, very easy to drink and 100% enjoyable. If you are not into sweet beers then this might not be your favorite, but still well worth the try. One of the best of a superb style of beer, world-class stuff.
05-14-2012 02:46:36 | More by Siriusfisherman
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
Bought a bottle of this at Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo. Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet. The appearance of this quad is wild... a medium-thickness white head that, as it dissipates, reveals this strange chocolate-swirl that makes it look like a cappuccino. The brew itself is also very cloudy, looking almost alive as mist glides through the liquid. It has a wonderful apple scent that comes off the top of the brew in a noticeable but not overpowering way. The taste is spot-on, especially as the brew warms up in temperature, really making that 10% ABV present. The only downside to this brew to me was the excess gas and the sometimes harsh aftertaste that accompanies it. Overall, I love this beer, but I might choose other trappist brews over this in the future. Excellently paired with a garlicy steak.
05-13-2012 12:24:37 | More by shigg85
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,225 ratings.