St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.03/5 rDev -9.8%
Pours a hazy and slightly tawny brown with a nice fluffy tan head with great retention.
Smells of rich Belgian candy, plums and currants.
Flavor follows the nose pretty well. Belgian candy sweetness with some fruits noted in the nose. A touch a caramel. Nice flavor.
Mouth is medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. A touch tacky.
Overall a solid Belgian quad. Is it #39 (when reviewed) best beer in the world? Absolutely not. Otherwise all around "Good."
06-26-2012 04:54:29 | More by MrVonzipper
4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Dark reddish brown with a big bubbly tan head that sticks around well.
S: Sweet caramel and sugar, yeasty aromas, dark fruits.
T/M: Lots of sweet brown sugar and caramel up front, rich and delicious. Complex layers of fruit. Yeasty, bready flavors crop up towards the end of each sip, along with some warming alcohol. Heavily carbonated and prickly.
O: Really big, complex, tasty Belgian quad with loads of flavor. It's heavy and intense, so good.
06-21-2012 21:59:36 | More by sevenarts
4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
have had bottled and on-tap, this review is from the draft. (@ deep ellum, allston, MA)
served in a st. bernardus draft chalice.
pours a murky amber/russet brown tone with two solid fingers of creamy, slightly tan/off-white head... dark, though not as dark as some quads i've experienced. great retention; moderate lacing. the nose is a potpourri of belgian yeast, caramel malts, and spices, with strong dark fruit characteristics.
taste exceeds the smell, with the dark fruits having expanded; yeast, sweet malts and spices, a hop presence, brown sugar and a not unpleasant warming alcohol which follows. complex and delicious.
heavy, full-bodied mouthfeel with medium to light carbonation. drinkability is high. dangerous so. in the final analysis i'd put this a step below rochefort 10, but still a truly great beer.
06-20-2012 00:51:44 | More by BostonHops
4.53/5 rDev +1.3%
Poured from a 750ml bottle to a goblet glass.
A- Pours a murky nontransparent plum, with a 4 finger head that settles to 1/4 inch head through out the glass.
S- Right up front, booze soaked rasins, plums, cotten candy, and figs. Big bready malts mixed with sweet caramels and a nice cherry wood finish.
T- Carbonation opens up the tongue for a big sweet blast. Rich dark fruits, caramel, licorice, mashed cherries and alcohol.
M- Big carbonation, full bodied, creamy velvet feel, with a smooth sweet, red wine finish.
O- Great beer, amazing complexity, totally a treat.
06-19-2012 02:06:52 | More by gabedivision
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,258 ratings.