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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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7,575 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,575
Reviews: 2,518
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 449
Gots: 1,179 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mkbarron2131, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Sbrouill, Apr 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

jaidenjb, Apr 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Danobold, Apr 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

MercerTraieste, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

vipera, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

mtrog313, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

fullmetal1381, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

richalexander78, Apr 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Shakerman, Apr 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

whatname, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

BradleySig, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Bulshrk, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of markeyri
4/5  rDev -10.5%

markeyri, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of KajII
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a large cap, which lasted throughout and allowed for some excellent sheets of lace.

The aroma was a dark bread malt and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, a host of dark fruit (black cherries, plums, figs and raisins) and a large hint of alcohol.

The taste was moderately sweet and a bit acidic with a nice caramel flavor in the beginning, and finished sweetly acetic with a big dose of dark fruit and a heavy alcohol funk at the end. The flavor lasted for quite a while with a fruity alcohol warming sensation left behind for one to enjoy.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a creamy, dry, syrupy texture and a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this is an intensely satisfying and tasty beer, with a ton of unique flavors that are blended together extremely well. This is most definitely a brew to be savored again and again…

KajII, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

acurtis, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

EfilsGod, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

crobinso, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Soxfanmcgee, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

BoRaeCho, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of bier_uber_alles
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is difficult to find something lacking in something this special.

The brew has a gorgeous ambery reddish brown color. Pours out a very sturdy head that will lace the glass the entire way down. the taste is so malty and sweet it will explode every taste bud in your mouth. The carbonation is perfect. small and giganitic bubbles in balance.

overall this a great experience, one to be shared with friends and family. share a few of these tasty babies and you'll be singing and toasting together in no time.

celibacy aside, being a Trappist monk must be great.. pray to God all day- drink this heavenly nectar all night.

bier_uber_alles, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - an opaque, murky caramel brown. a vigorous pour yields 3 fingers worth of off white tightly packed bubbly head. it dissipates slowly to a thin film. thick gobs of lacing on the glass.

S - nose is subtle and dark. dark spices of licorice, brown sugar, ground black pepper and cardamom meld with dark fruit notes of plums and cherries. there is also a faint leafy green note

T - a gentle malt sweetness on the front of the tongue with peppery spice notes rising quickly there after. as it warms mid palate fruit esters mix with the malt sweetness to create candied fruit such as sugar coated dates. finish is long and spicy with quite a bit of pleasant alcohol warmth.

M - the body is on the lighter side of medium with an almost crisp texture. medium carbonation.

O - a great example of a Quad/BSDA.

Teleweizen2, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

smi, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

thegerm87, Apr 14, 2012
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,575 ratings.