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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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7,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,385
Reviews: 2,500
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,105 | FT: 35
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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

USSRNUKE9, Mar 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy deep reddish cocoa colour with about 1 to 2 fingers of head which quickly dissipates to a thin film.

S: Yeasty bread along with dark fruits of dates and raisons. Winter spices on the nose, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Alcohol is apparent along with brown sugar - overall it is reminiscent of a fruitcake.

T: Initial taste is of malt, yeasty bread and dark dried fruit - plums and figs and overripe bananas - which is followed by noticeable alcohol. Despite the apparent alcohol, there is no burn but rather a very smooth finish.

M: Medium bodied and above average carbonation which leaves a slight sting on the tongue.

O: This beer is warm and inviting after dinner dessert drink although it would pair well with a hearty meal such as a meat stew. I think this would be best with bread, cheese, nuts and dark dried fruits. It is sweet, malty and complex.

FondueVoodoo, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Orion901, Mar 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

leinie13, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8oz on-tap pour into a snifter

a: pours a dark brown mahogany with some ruby undertones. one finger white head slowly dissipates with wonderful lacing

s: aroma of dark fruits, plums and raisins, some yeasts and Belgian spices, brown sugar, ripe figs.

t: similar to the aroma, with a sweet brown sugar creaminess, dark fruits, and Belgian funk. very smooth, very creamy. alcohol incredibly well hidden. low carbonation.

o: an amazing quadrupel, maybe would have been even better from a bottle, but very enjoyable and smooth.

RodneyFarva, Mar 18, 2012
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

joshmehler, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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

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!

Chaney, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Saviorself, Mar 15, 2012
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azureoval, Mar 15, 2012
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,385 ratings.