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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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8,006 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,006
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 522
Gots: 1,458 | FT: 39
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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Westmalle goblet.

A - Dark reddish-brown (mahogany). One finger width light-tan head that dissipates quickly with a small amout of lacing.

S - Very ripe plums and bananas.

T - Ripe fruit. Cherries. Slight bitterness.

M - Nice and smooth. Lots of nice carbonation.

O - Great beer! Glad I bought a bunch of this. Very drinkable. Looking forward to cellaring it for a while and tasting the difference.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jbakajust1
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an 8oz Snifter for my Bday @ Bier Stein

A - pours a hazy mahoganey w/ thin beige cap & great lace, lively carbonation

S - smells of dark fruits, plum, dried cherries, raisins, rose hips, sweet malts, and caramel

T - Tastes of plums, raisins, cherries, caramel, light metalic note (fades quick), sweet & floral alcohol, chocolate

M - Full body w/ smooth sweet-to-semi dry finish, very drinkable, nice carbonation

O - Awesome beer, drinkable, big fruits and sweet malts, smooth alcohol hides how big this is.

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an outstanding quad, but not perfect. poured into a goblet a nice redish amber color with one of these perfect heads only a belgian can provide. smells sugary, yeasty, fruity, and like something sticky... honey? caramel? molasses? flavor is fruity and malt driven up front, with some slight tart sensations happening in the background, a roasted sweet finish rounds this one off. unmatched in its complexity, this quad goes well with a wide array of food, i had it with a rabbit stew. mouthfeel is bright and bubbly, with a medium body. the 10% abv is well hidden. could drink this all night, but it isnt as good as the la trappe quad

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of frankiepop
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,006 ratings.