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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,436 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,436
Reviews: 2,503
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 428
Gots: 1,124 | 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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3/5  rDev -32.9%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jmtpi, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

wtfdic, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A deep dark brown with a thick beige head. Nice retention. When the head finally fades, it leaves a nice little layer of foam. Smells of some rich, dark fruits, caramel, some breads, and just a touch of roastiness. The first thing that is noticed on tasting it is the incredible smoothness. Perfect amount of carbonation and a medium thin body. Just goes down incredibly smooth. The alcohol is almost completely masked. Taste some dark fruit flavors (cherry, rasisins, figs), a touch of caramel, clove, brown sugar. Gets even better as it warms.

Not my first time having this one. I sipped it for over an hour tonight, and enjoyed every second.

Danny1217, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

amedelman, Aug 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

dragnalus, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of TheDinger
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid pour from growler into new St. Bernardus chalice. Beautiful beer. Deep rich brown with a generous 2 finger beige head. Smell is of raisins, figs, bready malts and burnt wood. Taste follows the nose closely. I get a bit more of the fig and raisin on the front end with a nice hop finish. Very smooth brew for a 10% ABV quad. Difficult to set down as it is so balanced and solid. Feel is a nice thick, creamy/silk that sits well on the tongue with just enough carbonation. Overall- I have had this on draft and from the growler and both were outstanding. More fruit as it warms and it is so smooth and balanced. The best I have had in this style and I'm usually not a fan, so that is saying something. A must try

TheDinger, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

wdarcy77, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the awesomely fun label to the dark and smooth pour, this is a high quality beer. It has a relatively high alcohol content, but it (the alcohol) doesn't overwhelm either the smell or taste. It pours easily and leaves a fair head and lattice. Relatively dark, I think it strikes a nice balance of hops, malt, and fruit (raisin?). I guess coming from an Abbey, I shouldn't be surprised by a bread-like yeasty taste, too.

Ilafan, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

LornaLee, Aug 17, 2012
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,436 ratings.