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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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6,964 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,964
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 379
Gots: 917 | FT: 34
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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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split 3 ways

Pour is dark ruby and viscous, with a 2cm pearly white head. Beautiful lacing.

Fairly simple nose - port wine dominates. Notes of cab sav and a general red grapeyness. Dried fruits and sweet esters aswell.

Fizzy grape soda bounces along the palate - I get a similar quality in Rochefort 8. I also get flashbacks of eating Christmas pudding at my grandmothers house, specifically figs and raisins mixed with brandy.

A quintessential quadruple. It's no Rochefort 10 or westy 12, but it holds it's own just the same. They should start selling this beer in vending machines in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip, with a big *pop* of the cork. My excuse being the upcoming Washington Belgianfest...

A: A dark brown mahogany color with a hint of orange—the color of certain preserves, perhaps. A fluffy fine-bubbled tan head with thick lacing at the glass. I ended up dropping a bit of yeast on top as well...

S: Figs, apricots, bready malts, spices, and the expected yeast. A fig newton with added complexity. As it warms, more fruits pipe up, and sugars as well.

T: Sweet start, then malts, banana. A hint of bitter. A succinct finish.

M: Midweight. An initial burst of moderate carbonation, but still goes down smoothly. Nice dry finish.

Really liked this Quad; haven't had too many...makes me want to pick up a few others.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a healthy 3 fingers of rich foamy head. Deep brown and smoggy appearance. Beautiful lacing. I'd say just by looking that this has nothing but good things in store...

S: Raisins, sweet dates, toasty malts and subtle alcohol notes hidden well behind caramel. Very pleasant aroma - not overpowering. Just smells delicious.

T: Bittersweet dates, burnt malty figs. There's a burnt toasty richness that bakes all the flavors together perfectly. Just when you think it is going to turn sour, the flavors pull back into that fresh toasty warmness. Quite delicious.

M: Nice and bubbly, but not overdone. It strikes a rare balance there.

O: Fantastically balanced ale that boasts bold rich flavors without the characteristic "heaviness" of a stout, and even treads bitter waters without leaving even a hint of a boozy aftertaste. Very impressive indeed.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,964 ratings.