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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,012 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,012
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 383
Gots: 946 | 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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basickness

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-08-2013 17:11:56 | More by basickness
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mbw314

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-08-2013 03:23:52 | More by mbw314
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-08-2013 03:10:37 | More by dalepryor
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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BDstripp

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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TallSaint

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-07-2013 23:40:21 | More by TallSaint
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-07-2013 21:24:13 | More by Stugotzo
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markcp

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Nevermore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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JC333

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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AleShark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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deadliest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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CATVDK

Maine

5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-06-2013 22:39:49 | More by CATVDK
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Chugbot

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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-ronin-

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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KBomb

Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A delight to the eyes. Murky brown body is nice and has depth and complexity, but the lacing and carbonation is unparalleled. A little tilt to the glass reveals cascading effervescence that leaves thick lacing that looks like thousands of tiny diamonds, retreating back into the beer like a receding tide at the beach.

Fresh fruits dominate the aromas: green apple peel, plum, & grape. Behind it are sweet bready malts and anticipated belgian yeast. A note of peppery clove sneaks around the aromas as well.

The taste is actually a little less sweet than other quads that look this dark and smell this fruity. There's that bready sweetness for sure, but without much of that candied sugar taste you expect from similarly "big" quads. The flavor has an earthiness to it that makes it distinct. Finish has a touch of sour and a touch of spiciness.

That carbonation that delighted the eyes first brings happiness to the tongue as well. Manages to feel creamy but dry. An admirable feat for a high gravity beer.

Worthy of its esteem in the pantheon of world class beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:58:34 | More by KBomb
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Tacoboomerang

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Tasselfoot

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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DaveKC

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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bbluemzbeer

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a world class beer! It is not cheap but for a treated myself for my birthday. You can get this pretty easy in my area too.

Appearance: It was a dark brown look to it,. The haed was 1 1/2 inch with thick lacing.

Smells" It is sweet spiced fruits, apple, some banana (with cloves), An aswesome smell to it

Taste. Tremendous ! It has some tartness but not overbearing. I get sweet fruit at first. It has a very comlex taste for a beer. I never taste nothing like it in the world. Roasted malts come through with a great after taste.

Mouthfeel: It is great with good carbonation. Excellent balance. It is full, and yet so slick on my tongue.

Overall,:jThe best beer in the world. If you have never tried you are mssing out on one of the greatest beer in the world!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 15:39:47 | More by bbluemzbeer
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-04-2013 19:30:35 | More by CoolEthan
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,012 ratings.