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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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7,191 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,191
Reviews: 2,480
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,024 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-16-2012 00:27:36 | More by Goobastic
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-15-2012 23:57:00 | More by MystikCelt
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District of Columbia

4.83/5  rDev +8.1%

Seriously, if my face had been over the bottle as I was removing the cage, I'da lost an eye!

Served in a snifter.

A: This one has a dark chewy center for sure. However, surrounding that is a ruby red-brown liquid that is partially a "see-through" experience, but the floating yeasties keep it from being 100% so.

S: Raisons, dates, and figs.... all wrapped up inside a world class Belgian yeast strain. This is all faint, yet effective. Gotta love it!

T: I always get an intense licorice bit on the front of this for some reason. However, after a while, that starts to subside and the dark fruit and fresh filtered water and Belgian funk really kick in!

M: This is one of the creamiest brews in the history of mankind, and the raison and fig notes keep getting better and better, mellower and mellower after every sip. The lacing is absolutely ridiculous to the 10th power!

O: This is probably my favorite Belgian that I can readily get off the shelf. Not much else to add other than that. Cheers!

03-15-2012 22:24:46 | More by Chaney
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-15-2012 18:25:48 | More by Saviorself
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-15-2012 02:27:49 | More by azureoval
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-14-2012 08:25:47 | More by cheefdaddy1
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-13-2012 21:29:16 | More by RandyKemka
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-13-2012 13:39:32 | More by TheLastEngineer
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-13-2012 13:37:55 | More by Leschber
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New Mexico

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-13-2012 04:43:48 | More by JuanBonet
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-13-2012 02:53:16 | More by conradh
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2012 16:23:07 | More by jakea
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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

Served on tap at the Brick Store Pub, Decatur, GA in a St Bernardus goblet

A- Very deep brown-amber with a thick and frothy brown head that leaves excellent lacing

S- Sweet dark malt, dried raisins and plums

T- Very fruity throughout, full flavored malts with a certain roundness of feel to them, finish is lightly bitter for balance and clean, very complex and deep flavors throughout

M- Light carbonation with a heavy body, quite smooth and goes down easy

O- Just an excellent beer in every aspect, loved it

03-11-2012 14:16:42 | More by stampfler07
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North Dakota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-11-2012 04:39:47 | More by devonnaire
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-11-2012 01:08:24 | More by lordredsnake
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 21:36:44 | More by AndrewRoecker
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-10-2012 18:31:01 | More by jkane101
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2012 15:29:18 | More by StaindProject86
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-10-2012 12:55:58 | More by b2rade2n
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4.65/5  rDev +4%

750ml bottle, shared with a couple mates and poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a murky, cloudy amber with an inch of thick, fluffy white head that takes ages to subside, nice lacing. looks very good.

S- straight up a ton of fruit, apricot, dried fig, raisins, and other dark dried fruits, a touch of allspice, some yeastiness too. smells amazing.

T- straight up its the fruits mixed with the alcohol, tastes kinda like eating fruitcake fruits after they have been soaked overnight in sherry. apricot, dried fig, raisin, peel all make an appearance, after the alcohol there is a rush of malts, sweetish and chewy, the yeast then comes through, adding clove and allspice. tastes much like the smell but with much stronger flavours. amazing.

M- thick, chewy, but with just a touch of tingling carbonation. length of flavour was not as much as i was expecting though still pretty good.

O- fantastic. just great. really good flavours, great complexity. i really like this beer

03-10-2012 06:35:09 | More by shambeano
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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

750ml bottle, poured into a snifter

A--Pours dark brown with a huge head

S--Malty sweetness, yeasty, bit of alcohol smell

T--Sweet, fruity, bright start...finishes spicy, with a bit of alcohol

M--Pretty carbonated, but still smooth

O--An excellent brew. Lots of complexity, but smooth and enjoyable. Looking forward to trying this again.

03-10-2012 02:48:00 | More by SurlyZach
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 02:39:05 | More by sawilliams204
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-10-2012 02:27:55 | More by BoOmerG
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4.38/5  rDev -2%

750 ml bottle

A- About 3 fingers of very foamy off-white brownish head. Well above average carbonation. Transparent dark reddish brown. Leaves nice layered lacing.

S- Lemony, a little bit floral, tiny bit of hops, malts, slight yeast smell, a little bit on the sweeter side. Not overly aromatic but definitely has a nice pleasant smell that is typical of Belgian Quads.

T- Slightly sweet, a little bit of a slight lemon taste (not too citrusy, just a slight sweet/sour lemon taste), mixed with yeast and malts. Leaves a slightly sweet bready aftertaste.

M- Light to medium bodied, definitely a little bit lighter then I thought it was going to be. Very very smooth and insanely drinkable, does not feel like 10% at all. Very well balanced.

O- This was a great Quad. While the smell and taste didn't blow me away, the mouthfeel is what made this beer fantastic. The beer was incredibly smooth and drinkable. Definitely one of the better Belgian beers that I've had. The beer was very well balanced between the bready yeastiness and slightly lemony/floral sweetness. Slightly overhyped, but still very good.

03-09-2012 23:43:03 | More by jaasen64
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-09-2012 21:46:19 | More by dampfire
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,191 ratings.