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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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8,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,128
Reviews: 2,594
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 544
Gots: 1,574 | FT: 44
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Doing a quad vertical with Rochefort 10, first impression is this is going to be a lot better. Two finger fluffy off white head, reduced to some nice airy lumps with some decent lacing. Body is dark brown and murky with a lot of suspended yeast, looks very thick.

S - Very phenolic, alcohol, slight fruit, caramel, nice malt character behind some brash phenol/alcohol notes.

T - Very fruity, really nice banana character. definitely a lot of malt, and candy sugar, lots of molasses notes. The yeast bouquet dominates this beer and it is simply delicious. Finishing hops and pepper yeast character at the end provide a nice refreshing bitterness, makes me crave more.

M - a little heavy ample carbonation. certainly finishes dry, what I would expect for the style.

O - As aforementioned, doing a vertical with Rochefort 10 tonight, this beer is much more awesome, simply put. I would think personally that this is what a quad should taste like. Very complex taste, and pure Belgian from the very fruity dominant yeast character.

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Poured a reddish, mahogany color that moved into the head and gave it an almost purple look.

Smell was full of bready malt, dried grape, raisin, date, and plum like fragrance.

The tastes follow the nose with bread, malts and raisin. Touches of apple and fleeting citrus are towards the back.

Old world taste but oh so good!

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,128 ratings.