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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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8,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,208
Reviews: 2,612
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 561
Gots: 1,631 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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Purchased at the LCBO in November for just under $9.00/ea CAD for a 750ml bottle..

A- Excellent! Pops hard with a TON of carbonation. Very healthy 1.5" head that trims down to a light film within a couple of minutes

S- Caramel. Yeasty. Hint of clove. Sickly sweet

T- Not sweet! LOL. VERY flavorful. A lot going on however I can tell this quad has had no time at all to mature. Super foamy, super young tasting, malty, too nutty- nutmeg, cinnamon. Everything is separated...

M- Very creamy but with a HIGH alcohol nip.

O- Very good. Looking forward to what a few years has to offer to this

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This wonderful young sample paired so well with... Curried Goat! I made a curried goat with a madras curry that paired very well. The heat was cut down a touch with this quad and left a pleasant aftertaste.

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A: very dark red with a thick white head resting on top. This slowly diminishes to bubbles that stay on top. The head sticks to the glass leaving nice lacing.

S: Sweet malty overwhelms with a backbone of dark fruit with a slight yeasty smell.

T: The big beer leads to strong sweetness, that is mellowed by some dark fruits almost like raisins, the hops are well hidden. The aftertaste keeps it's sweet flavor.

M: medium carbonation with a thicker body. The alcohol is warm but not hot. Leaves a dry a finish.

O: A deliciously sweet beer perfect for the style. A go to beer.

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Tasted On: 12-26-2013
Freshness: Best by 08-31-2018
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Wellington
Purchased: Received as a gift

Appearance: Huge creamy tan head sits on a dark brown ale, like a cola in color. Both lace and head retention are excellent.

Smell: Complex aromas start with rich, sweet malts, with dark fruit, spices and brown sugar.

Taste: As expected, the taste is malt-dominated, with brown bread and caramel sweetness, followed then by fruitiness of figs and raisins, then of bittersweet chocolates. Little in the way of hop characteristics.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, with a creamy body. The finish is just as in the taste, with lingering sweetness of malts and some pleasing alcohol warmth.

Overall: A real treat of a beer; this one is to be slowly savored and appreciated.

Thanks to Billy for this one!

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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