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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,991 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,991
Reviews: 2,566
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 516
Gots: 1,444 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

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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Photo of Peaches13
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.73/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A - One of the best looking Belgians I've ever seen. Dark dark brown unfiltered color, can't see through if. Nice finger of super rich, creamy and thick tan head that lasts till the very last sip. Nice soapy lacing.
S - Lots of warm sweet alcohol, light touches of black cherry and wine.
T - LET IT WARM UP! Once at the proper temperature range (52 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit) a rich plethora of dark cooked fruits opens. Figs, plums, raisins, dates and prunes, warm wine alcohol and lots of fantastic malt. Damned good brew.
O - An excellent example of what I would call a traditional, "non-Americanized" Belgian quad. Fantastic ale and a must try for any fans of the style.
V - Single corked bomber bottle. Medium value.

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mattanooga
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evil_liver
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bierluvre
3.8/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just wasn't what I was hoping for. Quadrupels are few and this one is, albiet masterfully created, not even close to the best.

Photo of jeff96gt
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Italiano86
3.64/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ojgio
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking reddish copper color. Nose is nothing fantastic for such a highly rated beer, but I pick out lots of cherry with raisons, figs, and dark fruits. Taste is more fruit balanced nicely by toasted malt and some caramel. Alchohol presence is just right, and the smooth mouth feel makes it really enjoyable to drink.

Photo of Teaguemonie
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaliQualiti
3.91/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kajagoogoo84
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ayricton
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Geuzedad
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hglad724
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bsetz
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Floyd80108
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonis
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanfox81
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josbor11
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDorsch
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible beer and excellent BDSA.

Photo of SayBoom
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,991 ratings.