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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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8,102 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,102
Reviews: 2,588
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 535
Gots: 1,549 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown color, big brown creamy head. Plum, alcohol, yeast and berries in aroma. Flavor is strong cream and toffee with a sting of alcohol. Also malts and yeast make their way through. Lovely product with a nice long roasted aftertaste in the throat as well as creamy toffee in the mouth.

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

Poured a 750ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip. Best by date of 3/13/17. Let the bottle sit for 50 minutes out of the fridge before decanting.

A: Dark, opaque brown with off-white head. Sporadic, sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Raisins, figs, breadiness, caramel.

T: Dark fruits, a spiciness (clove?), hop bitterness is there for balance. Sweetness reminds me of brown sugar. Peppery alcohol there as well. Dry finish. Alcohol warms gradually.

M: Thick and perfect.

O: Had passed on this one and Rochefort 10 because "they are always there". Great quad and would rate it a close second to Rochefort.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, hazy brown with quite a bit of sediment. Medium, 1.5 finger, tan head. Great lacing and retention.

S- Sweet and malty bouquet of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Definite dark fruit and bready qualities on the nose. Very complex.

T- Similar to the scent, but slightly less complex. Definite bready qualities mixed in with the caramel sweetness. Caramel malt and dark fruit flavors are prominent. A little bite in the end. An extraordinarily complex beer.

M- Thick and chewy. Heavy in the malt department, making it a little more filling. Little bit of alcohol burn, but not much at all for 10%. Drinks like a meal.

Overall, this beer deserves to be, and is, one of the best. It's really complex and unique. I need to try the rest of the St. Bernardus.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,102 ratings.