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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,176 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,176
Reviews: 2,480
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,020 | FT: 36
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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.5%

07-01-2013 11:37:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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SimonTja

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

07-01-2013 11:27:52 | More by SimonTja
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

07-01-2013 09:08:06 | More by jzlyo
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BonerKoozie

Virginia

4.89/5  rDev +9.4%

Bottle poured into a chalice.
A- DARK. Normal quad coloring. This beer is not normal though.
S-Malts, fruit, banana, toast.
T- too many people think of rochefort (sp?) 10. As the "perfect" quad. Wrong. Abt 12 has a universal taste profile mimicking perfection. It's warming as it goes down, and gets sweet and toasty towards the end. Low hop presence, smokey roasted malt content evident.

F- bigger, but not huge. Enough to notice, but nothing crazy. Medium feel,but in no way a session beer.
Overall- one of the best as far as the style goes. Not if, but when you try it, thank yourself for indulging a monks philosophy of making beer. Less words about this beer, and more tasting will make it worth your while.

07-01-2013 06:56:37 | More by BonerKoozie
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

07-01-2013 01:04:51 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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jborg

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-01-2013 00:40:12 | More by jborg
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freedomstar

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-30-2013 23:40:15 | More by freedomstar
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nabit

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-30-2013 23:18:06 | More by nabit
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-30-2013 20:20:07 | More by kristougher
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2013 14:28:33 | More by Boston_Steve
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Lionhawk

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2013 01:37:10 | More by Lionhawk
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-30-2013 00:22:59 | More by dllman25
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RaggaD

Florida

4.89/5  rDev +9.4%

750ml poured into goblet

This was my first experience with St. Bernardus and I was literally floored with how good this was. Im fairly new to the craft scene but I love a good Quad and this might be my new favorite.

Poured a rich dark drown with a great head with just a hint of sediment.

Smell is just deep, fruity and rich, which is exactly how it tastes.

I would literally drink this everyday for the rest of my life if I could afford it.

06-29-2013 20:55:19 | More by RaggaD
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-29-2013 16:19:34 | More by savagepm
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Mayo2323

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-29-2013 15:38:10 | More by Mayo2323
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

06-29-2013 04:10:46 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-29-2013 00:29:36 | More by wiltznucs
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Lucnifter

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-29-2013 00:20:15 | More by Lucnifter
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-28-2013 22:49:32 | More by Chuck_25
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%

Can't believe it's taken me this long to try this beer. Bottle says 29 03 17; I'll take a wild guess that means bottled 29 March 2012, with a 5-year shelf life.

Pours a deep murky amber brown with just a touch of red. Two fingers of light tan head, fuzzy and full. Good retention, okay lacing. Very nice.

Smell is fruity and rich, but weaker than I'd like it to be. Smells like a solid, malty quad, it's just not potent enough.

Taste is outstanding - a blend of deep fruity flavors like figs and brown sugar, with a higher, balancing, slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Polished, and quite good.

Feel is fantastic. Full-bodied, frothy and fluffy. Divine.

An excellent quad. I'd probably pick Rochefort 10 over it, but it's obvious that it's in the top tier.

06-28-2013 19:18:04 | More by zeledonia
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Jtrigonis

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-28-2013 18:37:29 | More by Jtrigonis
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sachie23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

06-28-2013 17:43:28 | More by sachie23
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justinmc1

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-28-2013 14:23:19 | More by justinmc1
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

06-28-2013 13:58:55 | More by Gotti311
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-28-2013 01:52:19 | More by tjsmith910
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,176 ratings.