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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

6,990 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,990
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 380
Gots: 932 | FT: 35
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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DaveKC

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-05-2013 16:49:52 | More by DaveKC
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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
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-04-2013 19:25:32 | More by leftstagebrew
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gkoz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-04-2013 00:07:03 | More by gkoz
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance: medium dark brown that looks much lighter when held to light. Quite hazy. Very full tan head on the pour.
smell: Dark fruit, yeast, some spice. very nice.
taste: oh man, that's tasty. all the promise of the nose with lots more. A huge dose of goodness up front, that thing that makes you want to chug a great beer, then an almost bitter spice towards the finish and then a dry/sweet balance in the homestretch. Damn.
overall: not sure why i haven't gotten around to trying this now. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 23:10:27 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Dave-at-TheGrog

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2013 16:48:54 | More by Dave-at-TheGrog
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brownac5

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2013 16:27:01 | More by brownac5
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-03-2013 16:24:44 | More by KevinmusPrime
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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

05-03-2013 15:00:06 | More by hatfulofhollow
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themilkman87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-03-2013 12:46:20 | More by themilkman87
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.5%

05-03-2013 00:27:32 | More by kbrown
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STEELERFAN2390

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

awesome stuff,and very available.
I found this stuff everywhere I looked for good beer in upstate ny when I traveled there yrs ago...its a great brew that is highly drinkable and very powerful ,yet subtle in taste and mouthfeel...it can be good with food but I prefer it at the end of a night of drinking great beer!!! cheers !!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:57:19 | More by STEELERFAN2390
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kurtisnelson

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-02-2013 18:43:01 | More by kurtisnelson
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear very dark ruby with really no head at all. Just some lace that swirls on the surface and also leaves a bit of wispy lacing.

The aroma is very vinous with an almost port-like quality. Lots of dark fruit such as raisins, prunes, dates, and figs. A little bit of toffee and roast is in there too with even a very quick whiff of coffee. Quite deep and complex.

The flavor outdoes the aroma in terms of depth with a huge hit of dark fruit and red wine along with plum and fig. Some underlying notes of overripe fruit and toffee with a touch of roast coming in at the very end when all of the fruit dissipates. There is just a light hint of bitterness and a breath of alcohol at the end with a silky mouthfeel and a lightly sticky finish.

Overall, what a wonderful and complex brew. There is just so much depth of aroma and flavor here it is indescribable. Truly a world-class beer that all beer lovers should experience.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 01:49:19 | More by rangerred
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-01-2013 12:40:59 | More by scotv
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chefbrew211

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.5%

04-30-2013 23:33:49 | More by chefbrew211
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

04-30-2013 21:58:33 | More by M1A2
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gtk1989

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

04-30-2013 03:01:44 | More by gtk1989
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bbfc

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

04-30-2013 02:47:49 | More by bbfc
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jokemon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-30-2013 01:40:35 | More by jokemon
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

04-29-2013 20:09:00 | More by timontheroad
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lostrikis

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

04-29-2013 19:58:58 | More by lostrikis
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Zephids

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

04-29-2013 14:59:09 | More by Zephids
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Abio

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-29-2013 14:14:52 | More by Abio
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,990 ratings.