St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.35/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
shared a 750ml bottle with demcorhip on his way through town. Poured into a snifter.
Pours an almost opaque dark brown with purple highlights and a yeasty haze. Decanted slowly a massive head erupts and settles slowly, leaves lots of wet lacing. Aroma is full of fruity yeast aroma: some plum, apple, pear and raisins. Spicy with peppery hops and mellowed out by a big bready malt presence.
Taste is complex and mellow at the same time. Massive chewy bready malt up front followed quickly by some spices: clove and coriander. Tons of fruit follows that up. It's so well balanced though, and very comforting. Creamy mouthfeel, but not overly thick, which in this case is a blessing. Zippy carbonation dances all the flavour across the tongue, and dries the palate just perfectly. For me, the alcohol is dangerously hidden for a beer this strong, and I was nearly chugging it down it was so drinkable. For me, this is the easiest-drinking Quad I've had the chance of trying, well crafted and extremely balanced, but perhaps at the cost of a bit of complexity. Nonetheless an amazing beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2008 17:21:09 | More by trevorwideman
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3.45/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy copper body. Khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Oxidized. Cardboard, not sherry. Fruity malt. A bit of yeast.
Taste - Caramel. Some dark fruits. Oxidation kicks in shortly thereafter. Cardboard that doesn't improve it.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Cardboard. Slick body.
Overall - Just too old. Not even as good as the regular St. Bernardus.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 03:18:31 | More by Alieniloquium
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
97 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.