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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,969 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,969
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 379
Gots: 920 | 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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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-28-2013 03:59:20 | More by josephwa
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TheCondor

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this as a single on my last trip to the store. Had to do this review from notes, as it has been a while since I could sit down and review. Side poured from the bottle into a Boulevard snifter.

Appearance - Pours a deep amber, almost brown color, with a nice one finger head that retains well and leaves good lacing. Of course I love the packaging, the cap, everything about the beer from that standpoint. Makes for a good presentation.

Smell - There is a plethora of smells from this delightful brew, including but not limited to caramel, malts, breads, yeast, and a little chocolate. There is even a little hint of spices in there as well. It smells delicious.

Taste - Dark fruits, nuttiness, caramel malts. There is a bit of mild hop bitter in the front, but the primary taste of the drink is malty sweetness. A bit of a kick from the booze

Mouthfeel - Creamy, smooth, wonderful. Booze is detectable, oh well. If you don't like booze, you probably wouldn't be reading this. Good level of carbonation, just a thick, rich beer throughout.

Overall - There is a reason this beer is so high on the Beers of Fame. It is excellence, defined. There aren't many out there I would put over it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 02:47:40 | More by TheCondor
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bf7

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-28-2013 01:50:09 | More by bf7
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-28-2013 01:41:42 | More by Roy1586
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-28-2013 01:34:06 | More by mpayne5
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-28-2013 00:08:58 | More by JCam9981
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C3likesbeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Nice amber gold with a little haze. Nice lace.

Smell- Spicy citrus abbey aley excellence.

Taste- Clove and ancient spice; soooo smooth and deep texture. This stuff is good. For 10% ABV. Surprisingly sippable and drinkable

Overall- My favorite abbey ale hands down. If you like abbey ales and trippels and haven't tried this, you're missing out. I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:47:26 | More by C3likesbeer
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-27-2013 21:00:11 | More by GratefulEdd
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-27-2013 20:41:25 | More by TimHitchings
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2013 18:04:15 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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HerbCarroll

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-27-2013 16:11:40 | More by HerbCarroll
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701beer

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-27-2013 14:59:58 | More by 701beer
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jdklks

Nevada

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-27-2013 12:53:24 | More by jdklks
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2013 21:58:14 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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take_it_sleazy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown with minimal carbonation and creamy two finger head. Can see yeast resting happily at the bottom of my snifter. I love the look of this beer, not to mention the bottle is a classic.

S: roasted malt with a honey like smell. The smell of dried fruit is present along with a nutty, caramel characteristic.

T: moderately boozy upfront which I was expecting, but it mellows out and allows you to really take in and enjoy the dried fruit and malty flavors. No real hop profile. A noticeable nuttiness that was detected in the nose.

M: medium to heavy body with a creamy head. Mild carbonation that works great with the flavors going on in the beer.

O: one of the few quads that's left me itching for more. At 10%, it's not that sessionable, but I will definitely get a hold of more when I get the chance. Great quad ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 20:40:21 | More by take_it_sleazy
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mrlucid98

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2013 20:35:42 | More by mrlucid98
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-26-2013 17:06:03 | More by andysc83
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 06:06:18 | More by ajzy
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Saisonistic

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2013 03:07:50 | More by Saisonistic
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Petcha

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2013 02:15:23 | More by Petcha
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SchuStar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2013 01:45:22 | More by SchuStar
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Gargamel92886

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-25-2013 19:09:04 | More by Gargamel92886
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

05-25-2013 15:18:20 | More by Janeinma
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WKole81

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-25-2013 12:31:36 | More by WKole81
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

05-25-2013 11:30:26 | More by jtladner
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,969 ratings.