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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,878 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,878
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 371
Gots: 890 | 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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devonnaire

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-11-2012 04:39:47 | More by devonnaire
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lordredsnake

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-11-2012 01:08:24 | More by lordredsnake
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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 21:36:44 | More by AndrewRoecker
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-10-2012 18:31:01 | More by jkane101
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2012 15:29:18 | More by StaindProject86
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b2rade2n

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-10-2012 12:55:58 | More by b2rade2n
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shambeano

Australia

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

750ml bottle, shared with a couple mates and poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a murky, cloudy amber with an inch of thick, fluffy white head that takes ages to subside, nice lacing. looks very good.

S- straight up a ton of fruit, apricot, dried fig, raisins, and other dark dried fruits, a touch of allspice, some yeastiness too. smells amazing.

T- straight up its the fruits mixed with the alcohol, tastes kinda like eating fruitcake fruits after they have been soaked overnight in sherry. apricot, dried fig, raisin, peel all make an appearance, after the alcohol there is a rush of malts, sweetish and chewy, the yeast then comes through, adding clove and allspice. tastes much like the smell but with much stronger flavours. amazing.

M- thick, chewy, but with just a touch of tingling carbonation. length of flavour was not as much as i was expecting though still pretty good.

O- fantastic. just great. really good flavours, great complexity. i really like this beer

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 06:35:09 | More by shambeano
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SurlyZach

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, poured into a snifter

A--Pours dark brown with a huge head

S--Malty sweetness, yeasty, bit of alcohol smell

T--Sweet, fruity, bright start...finishes spicy, with a bit of alcohol

M--Pretty carbonated, but still smooth

O--An excellent brew. Lots of complexity, but smooth and enjoyable. Looking forward to trying this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:48:00 | More by SurlyZach
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sawilliams204


5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 02:39:05 | More by sawilliams204
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 02:27:55 | More by BoOmerG
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle

A- About 3 fingers of very foamy off-white brownish head. Well above average carbonation. Transparent dark reddish brown. Leaves nice layered lacing.

S- Lemony, a little bit floral, tiny bit of hops, malts, slight yeast smell, a little bit on the sweeter side. Not overly aromatic but definitely has a nice pleasant smell that is typical of Belgian Quads.

T- Slightly sweet, a little bit of a slight lemon taste (not too citrusy, just a slight sweet/sour lemon taste), mixed with yeast and malts. Leaves a slightly sweet bready aftertaste.

M- Light to medium bodied, definitely a little bit lighter then I thought it was going to be. Very very smooth and insanely drinkable, does not feel like 10% at all. Very well balanced.

O- This was a great Quad. While the smell and taste didn't blow me away, the mouthfeel is what made this beer fantastic. The beer was incredibly smooth and drinkable. Definitely one of the better Belgian beers that I've had. The beer was very well balanced between the bready yeastiness and slightly lemony/floral sweetness. Slightly overhyped, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:43:03 | More by jaasen64
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dampfire

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-09-2012 21:46:19 | More by dampfire
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JEFFtheJET

California

1/5  rDev -77.6%

03-09-2012 06:04:39 | More by JEFFtheJET
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cymru

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-09-2012 05:55:41 | More by cymru
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Ktmktm01


4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-09-2012 01:24:07 | More by Ktmktm01
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-08-2012 23:23:09 | More by beerFool28607
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Samstronaut


5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-08-2012 21:31:13 | More by Samstronaut
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RefugeeStryker

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Barely translucent milk chocolate brown color with a half inch of lasting head. Poured into a St Bernardus goblet on tap at The Refuge.

Faint aroma of cocoa dust and nuts.

The taste can be described as nothing less than perfect. Full of milk chocolate without being overly sweet. Hazelnuts maybe? Belgian yeast esters definitely there. Mild molasses.

Mouth feel is also amazing. Leaves the palate clean and wanting more. Luscious and velvety. I could drink this all night, until I fall off my stool.

This is my go to beer that I have been drinking for years. Maybe not the most unique or creative beer, but a quality that is consistent and ever satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 04:54:28 | More by RefugeeStryker
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Efeswasmy1st


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

Poured from bottle into tasting glass, shared with many as this beer should be shared.

Appearance is dark amber with surprisingly little head.

Aroma is faint banana , fig, yeast.

Taste is sooo easy.

Palate is slick and soft.
What more can you want?

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 00:21:07 | More by Efeswasmy1st
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-07-2012 04:23:23 | More by SocalKicks
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cspinoso

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-07-2012 03:06:48 | More by cspinoso
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twizzbeatz

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-07-2012 00:37:29 | More by twizzbeatz
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villanovaadam

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-06-2012 19:40:34 | More by villanovaadam
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Mizorie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-06-2012 18:21:07 | More by Mizorie
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matthewwiley

Alabama

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-06-2012 02:57:26 | More by matthewwiley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,878 ratings.