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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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8,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,001
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 520
Gots: 1,451 | FT: 38
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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: very dark red with a thick white head resting on top. This slowly diminishes to bubbles that stay on top. The head sticks to the glass leaving nice lacing.

S: Sweet malty overwhelms with a backbone of dark fruit with a slight yeasty smell.

T: The big beer leads to strong sweetness, that is mellowed by some dark fruits almost like raisins, the hops are well hidden. The aftertaste keeps it's sweet flavor.

M: medium carbonation with a thicker body. The alcohol is warm but not hot. Leaves a dry a finish.

O: A deliciously sweet beer perfect for the style. A go to beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted On: 12-26-2013
Freshness: Best by 08-31-2018
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Wellington
Purchased: Received as a gift

Appearance: Huge creamy tan head sits on a dark brown ale, like a cola in color. Both lace and head retention are excellent.

Smell: Complex aromas start with rich, sweet malts, with dark fruit, spices and brown sugar.

Taste: As expected, the taste is malt-dominated, with brown bread and caramel sweetness, followed then by fruitiness of figs and raisins, then of bittersweet chocolates. Little in the way of hop characteristics.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, with a creamy body. The finish is just as in the taste, with lingering sweetness of malts and some pleasing alcohol warmth.

Overall: A real treat of a beer; this one is to be slowly savored and appreciated.

Thanks to Billy for this one!

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4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Super hyped up beer here. Expecting a mouth oragasim. Looks nice and dark. Smells like toffee, coffee, and vanilla. Super carbonated. I like that, but no so much in this style. I like high carbonation in a saison, but weird here. Abv well hidden. Not to complex. Kinda disappointed. Oh well, back to IPA's.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a glass. Merry Christmas to me! Cannot believe I found this near South Padre Island, TX at the local HEB.

Appearance: pours dark Brown with a little bit of foam that lingers and a fair amount of carbonation. Don't see any cloudiness or particles in this pour.

Smell: smells sweet. Like molasses mixed with toffee mixed with a dash of chocolate, vanilla, and heaven. Definitely a dash of heaven in the smell.

Taste: sweet, for sure. Get some of the molasses notes and some brown sugar and chocolate. Oh, and a hint of boozy. But its well hidden under the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: its like lots of little bubbles hitting your tongue. Not sticky at all. Pretty clean in my mouth.

Overall: super drinkable. This is so good, its dangerous. These big bottles can easily disappear. World class, hands down.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,001 ratings.