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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

7,240 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,240
Reviews: 2,485
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 408
Gots: 1,044 | FT: 36
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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mrdziuban

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-17-2012 20:18:19 | More by mrdziuban
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

06-17-2012 16:59:09 | More by Scott_McCool
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danipp

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-16-2012 15:54:37 | More by danipp
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Mdadvoc


4/5  rDev -10.5%

06-16-2012 01:01:40 | More by Mdadvoc
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-16-2012 00:47:07 | More by buckyp
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RemarkaBil

Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-15-2012 00:53:15 | More by RemarkaBil
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apocalypsezombie


4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-14-2012 20:56:02 | More by apocalypsezombie
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h2opunk182

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

06-14-2012 01:16:34 | More by h2opunk182
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mtlasley

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%

An opaque brown from the bottle becomes a deep murky brown once in the glass. Held up to the light shows a deep reddish mahogany coloring that is beautiful. And incredibly frothy, four-finger head takes it's sweet time dissipating. Lacing is prevalent and thick.

Wow. Figs, raisins, cherries hit on the very tip of the nose but quickly becomes a strong rum soaked scent. There's a sweet bread character lurking in the background. Very sweet overall and almost wine like. Phenols are blossoming left and right. Extremely complex and heavy on the nose.

The sweet raisin and fig notes carry well on the front of the tongue and they dominate the top of the palate. The a strong sweet bread character on the center of the tongue that starts to blossom in warming alcohol at the end. The sugar shines on the center but doesn't carry to powerfully to not let the bread character shine. I'm impressed by the alcohol lightness.

Very, very carbonated and I think that helps the flavors move better than the would otherwise. Things could be quite strong without the powerful carbonation and it makes sense here.

A wonderful example of the Quad as a style and a new favorite. The complex flavors here are wonderful and this is something I could sip on many nights.

06-13-2012 02:16:07 | More by mtlasley
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2012 06:02:13 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-11-2012 12:56:54 | More by jriggins6
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jnolan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-11-2012 04:17:09 | More by jnolan
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n00blar

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-11-2012 02:21:00 | More by n00blar
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BigRob329

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-10-2012 17:21:06 | More by BigRob329
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jethroe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

06-10-2012 03:37:36 | More by jethroe
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-09-2012 07:31:06 | More by MacarthurParker
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gk4984


5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-09-2012 02:19:42 | More by gk4984
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Whimpers

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-08-2012 22:51:56 | More by Whimpers
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-08-2012 05:17:52 | More by SalukiAlum
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jk3

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-08-2012 00:53:07 | More by jk3
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CloudStrife

New York

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

11.2 oz poured very slowly into a standard Chimay goblet. Before pouring the beer fizzled up to a solid 1/2" cone above the bottle. 09 11 16 dating.

A: Reddish copper in body with a dense 1 finger creamish white head. Tons of carbonation is visible sprinting to the surface. Head lasts the entire glass leaving a coating of lace.

S: First I get some a sweet raisin or fig, some mild apple. Carmel and roasted malt

T: Quite complex, this beer has a hint of brown sugar sweetness, a great belgian yeast, a great roasted malt body and a nice reminder it has some alcohol.

M: Great creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied with a pleasant carbonation that makes it easy to drink. Very warming.

Overall I am impressed with it, I went in with some doubts but the richness and complexity is great. Everyone needs to have this beer at least once.

06-07-2012 22:43:30 | More by CloudStrife
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kennethkearns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-07-2012 22:25:33 | More by kennethkearns
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mcss

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-07-2012 20:52:10 | More by mcss
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Keegan

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-07-2012 02:43:12 | More by Keegan
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-06-2012 23:24:09 | More by Shnanign
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,240 ratings.