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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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99
world-class

6,963 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,963
Reviews: 2,468
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 378
Gots: 920 | 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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actone2001

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-05-2011 02:40:00 | More by actone2001
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josefnewsong

New York

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-05-2011 00:15:04 | More by josefnewsong
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-04-2011 23:38:38 | More by Brown120
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 17:19:29 | More by NCbeerpirate
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tryhansen

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 13:51:14 | More by tryhansen
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musicman575

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 05:36:42 | More by musicman575
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onefalsemove711

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 04:30:09 | More by onefalsemove711
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-04-2011 03:49:32 | More by bigred89
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bhamsteelerfan

Alabama

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 02:14:19 | More by bhamsteelerfan
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-04-2011 00:35:30 | More by Yabev15
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LEdubs

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-03-2011 22:20:46 | More by LEdubs
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cmsimeur

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-03-2011 17:25:38 | More by cmsimeur
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-03-2011 11:08:10 | More by RyanBeer13
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz goblet. The bottle foamed madly as I tried to open it.

A - Little over a finger of head; bubbly, frothy, and tan. Murky garnet-brown hue. The head thins out and leaves bits of lacing around the glass.

S - Aroma is ripe and sweet upfront. Nice, ripe plums, bananas, green apples. Not as much dark fruit as expected. Obligatory Belgian candi sugar creates a strong sweetness in the scent as well. A little fig with fresh bread and yeast in the finish.

T - The fruit flavors are quite subdued initially. Sort of a medicinal mixture of candi sugar and alcohol. The yeast is done fairly well, not too much and not too little. I'm sitting here sort of perplexed at the lack of complexity in beer. The typical flavors are all present for the most part, but I guess it hasn't really delivered the punch I expected from such a renowned beer. The flavor never really culminates to form anything too impressive, allowing the alcohol to take center stage in the flavor profile. Spices in the finish don't do anything to subdue the warm alcohol flavor already present.

M - Smooth, bubbly carbonation. Medium bodied feel with a pretty sticky feel on my lips. Sort of slick/oily.

D - Still a solid quad, but at 10% ABV this beer just doesn't offer enough in the flavor department. Despite all these complaints, this beer was still very good and in fact really easy to drink. This one is certainly going down as something to re-review down the road.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 07:26:46 | More by Converge
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kgoodnow

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-03-2011 01:41:31 | More by kgoodnow
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 22:11:06 | More by charladam
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Manboy21182

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 20:19:53 | More by Manboy21182
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 18:21:52 | More by SpillyBeers
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BrlyHpsWtrYst

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 15:19:20 | More by BrlyHpsWtrYst
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 05:05:16 | More by deapokid
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davey101

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13 01 06 on the label, meaning it's from 01/13/11. 330 ml bottle into a chimay goblet. Allowed to warm up a bit.

A - Dark brown body, fairly cloudy and bubbly. Splotchy off white/light khaki head. Decent lacing and retention.

S - Caramelized and candied dates, figs, and raisins. This is followed by light spice and Belgian yeast. I'm drinking this after a westy 12, and the aromas are quite similar.

T - Similar to the nose. Starts off with the candied dark fruits, and is followed by some light spices. The finish is bready and yeasty. Alcohol presence is ever so slight. Mouth feel is medium and creamy with perfect carbonation.

O - This is a damn good quad. I enjoyed it much more than rochefort 10, and I think the taste, aroma, mouth feel follow close behind the infamous westy 12.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:51:19 | More by davey101
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Pwnzilla

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 04:27:14 | More by Pwnzilla
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falcon1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2011 01:40:37 | More by falcon1
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2011 23:27:26 | More by rekel
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blange3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-01-2011 21:02:17 | More by blange3
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 6,963 ratings.