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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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7,434 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,434
Reviews: 2,503
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 428
Gots: 1,125 | 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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

BUNZILLA, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

nas5755, Nov 28, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The flavor slammed into my tongue like a ton of brick goodness that was more of a malty sweetness that reminded me of oaky earthy nutty flavorings that had a burnt caramel or even chocolate. Yes, there may be hints of fruitiness. Whatever the flavors they are full hardy richness.

The scent is similar to the flavor. The color is dark brown. The texture has plenty of carbonation, creaminess that leaves nice lacing. Good head and whatever, i am getting drunk now. Anyway you like good beer then try this bitch on for size. it's like hitting the curvy sexy mulatto at work that all the guys linger around.

To complement this beer, i recommend only the best. This beer is meant for a Madrid v Barcelona soccer match or Charlie Mingus Cumbia Jazz and Fusion. Cheers.

frankiepop, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Listers, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

akinsja, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Diomede, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

drseamus, Nov 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

pjs234, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

sergeantstogie, Nov 27, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy apple cider, colored with as much head as you care to pour, lacy. Sour lactic acid bitter blood oranges, and flintstones multivitamins on the nose.The palate is sweet belgian yeast and candy sugar, malty bomb of crackers and caramel. Thick rich, creamy, liquid bread candy, a real treat as mouthfeel ranks pretty high.

Overall a fantastic beer. Wish more tasted this way.

JoeAmerican77, Nov 27, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Arrived at the table in a St. Bernardus Goblet

A) Nice looking brown with about a half a finger of tannish colored head. Okay retention on the head. No lacing noted.

S) I was expecting something really sweet for whatever reason, but this had a very pleasing aroma. Additionally, I have a tough time detecting yeast typically, but not with this beer, very nice. There was good malt sweetness, and dark fruits. I thought of prunes.

T) Quite nice.... The alcohol is very well hidden. The nose is a good indicator with this one. Very nice malt presence, dark fruits and earthy.

M) More carbonation than I expected, because the appearance kind of hides it, but this is not a negative. This beer has great balance, and is very smooth. This is remarkably easy to drink.

O) Glad I finally got around to trying this beer. It did not disappoint. I would highly recommend. This was quite a treat.

RoamingGnome, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

CopeTech, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Tncapehart, Nov 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy brownish-red liquid with a fizzy 1-1/2 finger khaki head.

S: Typical BSDA/Tripel type of aromas with dark fruits and Belgian yeast as the primary contributors. Sweet malts provide the backbone and there is no trace of the 10% ABV.

T: Nice follow-through on the flavor with sweet malts and some candied plums in the forefront. Again, no hint of the 10% ABV. A solid flavor profile, but nothing overly strong.

M: Fizzy, but not overwhelming carbonation. A bit oily in the mouthfeel, more so than I would expect from a Belgian style beer.

O: A solid "A" rated brew here. Nothing offensive, plenty of flavor and aromas, high ABV that is completely hidden. A real winner all around and a treat to drink.

DrewV, Nov 27, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Rico488, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

jm1229, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Kshock, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

BernardusHo, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Jstark5150, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

kayrex, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

VncentLIFE, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Dizzy, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml into a tulip glas.

A: Huge tan dilapidated head with lots of carbonation showing and an almost opaque garnet color.

S: Floral hints with malts, not very strong.

T: Very malty and sweet. I feel like I'm drinking a very sweet bread with some spices.

M: Creamy with fizzy carbonation.

O: Not what I was expecting, this was a very heavy beer. I don't know if I like it or not.

keanex, Nov 25, 2011
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,434 ratings.