St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

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7,876 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,876
Reviews: 2,546
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 494
Gots: 1,343 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown/amber color with a thin off-white head and good lacing.

S - Sweet fruits, candy sugar, and yeast. Some caramel as well.

T - Dark fruits, some caramel and candy sugar flavors. Alcohol noticeable as well (though not in a "hot" way). A little on the sour side.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation. Relatively smooth and drinkable.

O - I enjoyed St. Bernardus Abt 12 and it's a great example of the quad style. I don't think it quite lives up to the hype, but it's enjoyable and relatively decently priced/widely available, so I imagine it'll be a beer that I revisit multiple times in the future. A nice beer to sit back and enjoy.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer packs a punch. At 12% ABV it can't be wrong for a good time. I first tried this beer at a cigar bar while trying to mix fine cigars with fine beer. I was not let down, however, I found this beer to have a strong alcohol taste. There is not much else for me to say about this beer. It will take your buzz to the next level, and make you question how you got to where you are since it finishes smooth and to the point.

This beer needs to be served in a sniffer as it has many aromas that can't be appreciated in a pint glass.

If you have a chance, pick up St. Bernardus's sampler that comes with a sniffer glass...well worth the money.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a St Bernrdus goblet.

A- dark amber/brownish with a 2" light tan head.

S- dark fruits, yeast, alcohol

T- light candi sugar, dark fruits, slight chocolate flavor.

M- medium body, high carbonation.

O- just ok. Tastes a lot like the 8, just a little thicker.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 7,876 ratings.