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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,732 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,732
Reviews: 2,535
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 475
Gots: 1,243 | 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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Photo of Pecafaced
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Pecafaced, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of mikul93
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Pours a dark brown, small head that dissipated quickly, but I didn't pour very hard. Typical looking quad.

S Sweet malt, spices, figs and caramel.

T Fantastic beer. So much going on. Plums, figs, slight banana and the sweet malt. Mmmmm so so good.

M Just great! A little dry, nice carbonation, clean aftertaste. Not to thick.

O This is one of my favorite beers that I have had. It's just a delicious, smooth and complex beer and it's available all year round.

mikul93, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of ikantspel
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first quad.

Pours a midnight brown. More carbonated than I expected.

Smell is interesting. Yeasty with slight alcohol and dark fruits.

Taste not too different from the smell except for a caramel/coffe aftertaste. Would love to cellar this and taste the different complexities. Overall not a bad start

ikantspel, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of danielp215
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

danielp215, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of educorgan
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

educorgan, May 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

acslatersbtb, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

SiegeSpitfire, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

GRap, Feb 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photchkiss, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of beanoboy7
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%

beanoboy7, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Elemental
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App - Nice dark brown color with a half finger of head sitting on top.

Smell - flavorful, hard to place all the flavors but very inviting slightly spicy with a lit hop aroma.

Taste - Strong, malty, and wonderfully pleasent. Nice and tart and slightly bitter all thought it leaves the lips slightly sweet. Nicely carbonated to complement the balance of hops and malts. Pretty smooth

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - great feel and is pretty drinkable.

Overall - Nice! Very Nice!

Elemental, Aug 29, 2003
Photo of pershan
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a cloudy copper-brown with very little head into a chalice. I detected a slightly sweet/candy/bubble gum aroma - definitely a Belgian brew. The sweet component also dominated over the malt in the initial swig, with licorice, fennel, Belgian candy sugar, and, of course, big-time alcoholic esters. A very complex and hefty brew - I enjoyed it immensely.

pershan, Sep 09, 2008
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

bunbury, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ThePeskyDingo, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

millertime416, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

guldseth, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

bsnone, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

davistabuff, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

pointone, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Dreizhen, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

JVB, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

YoudownwithABV, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

spokeydonkey, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of bowersdm
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33cL (11.2oz) bottle poured into a Westmalle chalice. some of the yeast did work its way into the pour.

A - dark throughout, ruby at the bottom. very cloudy with a noticeable amount of sediment floating around. the head was slightly more than a film.

S - sweet malt, alcohol, cloves. I don't know why, but I was barley able to detect anything in the nose. That's why the rating is so low.

T - wow! there's a lot going on here. very sweet malty flavor, caramel malt, coffee, cocoa, apples, grapes, and that St. Bernardus grassy, earthy quality. The ending did not seem dry at all as with other St. Bernardus beers.

M - perfect

D - a great quad. definitely worthy of its high Top beers on Planet Earth rating.

bowersdm, Feb 04, 2009
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,732 ratings.