St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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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
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
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
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,176 ratings.