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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,988 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,988
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 380
Gots: 931 | FT: 35
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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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2012 04:30:32 | More by mdtnelson
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark brown in color, slight alcohol presence and nicely carbonated.
Chewy with nice fruit, spice,yeasty banana and malts.
Very smooth and harmonious, probably the most balanced Quad I have drank thus far. Only wish I had several of these to put back. Find it and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:55:58 | More by tripledbrew
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bkaj21

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-08-2012 03:42:26 | More by bkaj21
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-08-2012 02:35:34 | More by brutalist
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groovy24

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-08-2012 02:30:46 | More by groovy24
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-07-2012 23:40:15 | More by DrWalterWhite
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gray23

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-07-2012 23:25:36 | More by gray23
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BHopp12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-07-2012 20:23:51 | More by BHopp12
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stimblin

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-07-2012 19:49:09 | More by stimblin
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kja157

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-07-2012 18:36:04 | More by kja157
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theCoder

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2012 05:07:28 | More by theCoder
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FXRGuy

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2012 03:45:30 | More by FXRGuy
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aburns2424

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2012 03:12:25 | More by aburns2424
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nyctrance2

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2012 03:09:26 | More by nyctrance2
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wilfonzo

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-07-2012 01:29:41 | More by wilfonzo
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laintringulis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-06-2012 14:27:57 | More by laintringulis
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muusers

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-06-2012 11:10:45 | More by muusers
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-06-2012 06:14:14 | More by pirmannt1
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jdhende

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint

A: Very dark hazy brown with a light tan head.

S: Smells very nice. Yeast, malt and dark fruit notes.

T: This is a really complex harmonious beer. Lots of dark fruit, yeast and nice malt finish. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

M: Very smooth and highly carbonated. very high drinkability.

O: A really enjoyable beer. Certainly one of the premier quad offerings out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 02:32:11 | More by jdhende
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prender1482

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2012 23:29:05 | More by prender1482
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Magikbrew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2012 21:16:11 | More by Magikbrew
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newk340

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2012 20:55:09 | More by newk340
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2012 15:10:01 | More by djtomain
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rodney45

New York

4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found the 750 ml in Bayside NY... B&B beverage.
Best before 4/23/16... written on the wire cage over the cork that shot across the room since i didnt open it carefully.

A: Beautiful, intense and clarified dark brown. Profanely creamy with a tan head that sits atop this beer like a mystical pillowy crown. Nothing short of a 5/5 for this. Head retention is top tier, along with the latticework type lacing. Wow, how did they get this kind of retention on a 10 abv...

S: Ripe banana, malt, and granny smith apple. Floral notes. Slight alcohol phenol. The aroma doesnt jump out all at once, but needs to be coaxed.

T: First notes are of pears, Belgian spices (nutmeg, coriander and orange zest) and banana bread. Secondary profile is a very complex malt blend, mixed with a smidgen of hop bitterness. It also has tertiary flavors of canna lilly flower and a huge hit of creamy maltodextrin towards the end of the beer. Non dry finish with returning notes of banana, pear, plum, belgian spices, and cherry. This taste profile is so complex, I was worried I wouldnt be able to pick out each flavor. Im sure there are some that I am missing.

M: Medium to heavy body, with light carbonation. More sweet than bitter and very creamy. Slight alcohol warmth.

O: This is THE beer, top of the spectrum. The alpha. I have had nothing better to date. This is on par with the rochefort 10, probably a little more complex. If you can find this, absolutely buy it and buy some more and ship them to me.

Note: This beer is far too good to be alone. I paired this with a roasted garlic hummus, pretzels and gouda cheese. I could theoretically see you pairing this with a braised brisket of beef.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 10:53:57 | More by rodney45
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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

02-04-2012 10:41:58 | More by
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,988 ratings.