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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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7,862 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,862
Reviews: 2,543
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 496
Gots: 1,320 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Barely translucent milk chocolate brown color with a half inch of lasting head. Poured into a St Bernardus goblet on tap at The Refuge.

Faint aroma of cocoa dust and nuts.

The taste can be described as nothing less than perfect. Full of milk chocolate without being overly sweet. Hazelnuts maybe? Belgian yeast esters definitely there. Mild molasses.

Mouth feel is also amazing. Leaves the palate clean and wanting more. Luscious and velvety. I could drink this all night, until I fall off my stool.

This is my go to beer that I have been drinking for years. Maybe not the most unique or creative beer, but a quality that is consistent and ever satisfying.

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Appearance is dark amber with surprisingly little head.

Aroma is faint banana , fig, yeast.

Taste is sooo easy.

Palate is slick and soft.
What more can you want?

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Best before 08-09-16

A: Pours a cloudy mahogany to dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a huge two finger tall beige head. The head has great retention continuing to be over a finger tall for a long time and never completely going away. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is of sweet malts, Belgian yeast, and dark fruits - black cherry, date, plum, and raisin. There are subtle hints of spices and caramel/toffee/molasses.

T: Lots of dark fruits - date, plum, raisin, and black cherry - upfront with the malt body and sweetness. That is followed by the candi sugar and a caramel/toffee flavor. The finish of the beer has some spices/pepper, hints of noble hops, and just the most subtle hint of alcohol heat.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: A wonderful beer with a very nice complexity of flavor and balance. I shouldn't be surprised as I have been impressed with every beer I have had from St. Bernardus. Another one of those beers that I continue to drink and appreciate over many years. The alcohol is well hidden considering the ABV but this is a sipping beer.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,862 ratings.