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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

8,003 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,003
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 520
Gots: 1,455 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

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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Photo of Ieatplates
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoppy91
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the quintessential Belgian beers...perfect balanced feel, you get some of that nice bread weight but enough carbonation to kerp it from feeling heavy...smooth dark fruit notes, mostly fig and dark apricot to me, with a little punch from the earthy Belgian yeast to give it that earthy flavor...as good of a beer as you will find in the style

Photo of Spreetaper
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLBeaugh
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cfinch2
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevinlater
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into small snifter glass. best before "A 19 06 18", cracked open january 19, 2015

a: an opaque mahogany that glows bright ruby with some intense fluorescent light shining through it. just over a finger of fizzy, light tan head that disappeared quite quickly. becomes very murky once all the yeast sediment is poured in

s: dates, figs, and raisins to begin with, followed by rich brown sugar and freshly-baked bread. spices come afterwards, but are subtle. there are also slight notes of cooked apple, bubblegum, and banana. alcohol is hidden for the most part

t: more spicy than in the nose, but the fruit flavours still dominate. spiced cooked apples, raisins, dates, plums, black cherries. brown sugar, toasted nuts, and slightly toasted bread follow. then there is a strong bitterness that keeps everything in check. fantastic

m: medium mouthfeel wild mild carbonation, silghtly creamy. drying finish

o: a smooth, tasty, excellent quad. very fruity, yeasty, and malty sweet, but has a superb drying quality

Photo of poskok
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seamles
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jon411
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MellowDia
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WuBByG999
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gony21
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Glickj
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Grayson
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Didn't know before I bought: "Abt" means "The Highest Rank", and it's fitting for this beer.

A: From a corked bottle to a Weizen glass - all I had on me. Pours a dark brown almost opaque, with a thick two fingers of nice head - hazel brown.
S: First, malt. Secondly, fruit. Third, a little sugar. Seems sweet, but nothing is too strong, nothing peaks this out.
T: As "The Bros" said, brown sugar with a "little cake-like malty quality" sum this up quite well. Small clove notes that are covered in sweet, bready fruit. This is a hell of a taste.
MF: Doesn't linger too long, isn't at all syrupy and isn't at all crisp - a great mix of both. Very smooth on the tongue. Can't tell the alcoholic notes as much as others are saying.
O: A definite favorite. Very glad I picked this up, and I'll continue to do so.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waltc21
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jordanian2
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,003 ratings.