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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,999 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,999
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 380
Gots: 934 | 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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WhatTheAle1973

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-29-2012 04:13:33 | More by WhatTheAle1973
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chriscalo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2012 04:00:45 | More by chriscalo
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CypriotPhilosopher


4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-28-2012 22:04:33 | More by CypriotPhilosopher
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Hex

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark and murky chocolate color that shines amber in the light. A thick and creamy double finger head with an off-white, and caramel color to it.

Smells like a pie. Sweet with a thick, dark fruit filling... blackberry maybe. Very excited to taste, the smell makes you.

Taste many dark fruits. plum, or prune... maybe a fig or two. haha nicely toasted malts. Brown sugar/caramel underlying flavors.

Has an amazingly creamy yet clean finish. Leaves you wanting the next swallow soon.

A very decent beer; one of the best. Good for a celebration or occation. Very sophisticated feeling this beer has.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 05:36:56 | More by Hex
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GPGURU

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-28-2012 02:19:31 | More by GPGURU
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep hazy purple to brown pour with a small light brown head. The lacing is quite nice 4.5

Tons of dark fruits here, plums, slight booze, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, very balanced. 4.5

Classic quadruple taste. The balance is unbelievable. Dark fruits, not overly boozy, not overly sweet, just exactly what a good quad should taste like. 5

Heavy body, medium to low carbonation. Crisp finish. 4.5

This is one of the beers that got me into craft and my love for it
has not changed. Just wonderful. 5

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 01:24:36 | More by russwbeck
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Vpr5002


3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

03-27-2012 20:26:34 | More by Vpr5002
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RConnealy

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-27-2012 20:08:31 | More by RConnealy
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Edwaka01

New York

4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. into Chimay goblet.

A - Poured a somehow-enticing murky-mud-water brown, with a big tan creamy head that frothed up beautifully and left tons of lace. About as transparent as an elephant.

S - Candi sugars, caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast.

T - Sweet. Candi sugar, toffee, licorice root, dark fruits, apple.

M - Exactly as it should be. Balanced in heaviness, sweet, dry, and with a tiny alcohol warming.

O - Probably my favorite Belgian Abbey beer so far. Will be back.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 19:51:24 | More by Edwaka01
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ZackH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-27-2012 16:33:02 | More by ZackH
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559624


4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-27-2012 12:37:46 | More by 559624
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HopHeads1506

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-26-2012 14:58:04 | More by HopHeads1506
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-26-2012 14:25:41 | More by meanmutt
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a chalice. Pours dark brown with a finger length tan head that slowly dissipates. Toffee, raisin, date, fig, and some alcohol are present in the aroma. It's very pleasing. The flavors of bread, toffee, yeast, and dark fruits explode in the mouth on the first sip. The alcohol taste is there, but it's not overpowering. However, the alcohol taste becomes more apparent the warmer it gets. The mouthfeel is full and the carbonation is abundant. Overall, this is a most excellent example of a quad that is relatively easy to find. I recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 02:14:17 | More by acevenom
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mjtiernan

New York

4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best by 9/27/16.

A: Bottle was a bit of a gusher. One finger pillowy off-white head w/some sediment floating on top. Body is a gorgeous deep ruby red. There was quite a bit of sediment despite the fact that I left a solid 1/4” at the bottom of the bottle. Head was fully lasting and lacing excellent.

S: Bready yeast and dark fruits. Mostly plum, currant and raisin with a little grape and a hint of cherry. Some nice toasted caramel malt.

T: Huge flavor and complexity. Wonderful balance. Starts sweet with earthy yeast and fruit. Lovely breadiness and clove. Some of the caramel malt comes through. Tons of figs, raisins, plums, and the like. Finishes more acidic than the start with a little fusel alcohol.

M: Fizzy carbonation. Medium body. Finishes chalky with a moderate dose of warming alcohol burn. Drinkability is surprisingly high for such a big complex beer.

O: One of the finest quads in existence. Easy to drink but that’s not really the point with a beer like this. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 01:09:35 | More by mjtiernan
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Okonokos

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-26-2012 00:15:11 | More by Okonokos
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-26-2012 00:01:51 | More by ng85
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-25-2012 23:13:37 | More by andrewj17
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Nate

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-25-2012 23:12:54 | More by Nate
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Goulash

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-25-2012 20:33:31 | More by Goulash
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galapas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-25-2012 19:48:51 | More by galapas
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-25-2012 16:58:29 | More by jawneyt
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-25-2012 04:39:12 | More by Fitzmke
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Stumpy29er

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

03-25-2012 03:50:53 | More by Stumpy29er
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured to Duvel tulip the beer arrives a rich deep dark brown color with a nice 3 finger white billowing head with supreme retention and lacing. Looks phenomenal. As poured the aroma fills the room with a nice variety of dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses, and bread. No hint of higher abv. The flavor builds on the pleasant nose and is a delight. very thick and creamy and rich from the get go but incredibly approachable. The sweetness of the malt is most prominent at first but mellows quickly as a light bitterness enters. The dark fruit gives way to hints of raisins, molasses, figs, and liquorice and is very nice. Finishes creamy and smooth with a lingering sweetness. Full bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is a treat. I can't wait to purchase more to age and enjoy later. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 19:23:07 | More by hopfacebrew
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,999 ratings.