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St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition")St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition")

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

280 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

From the brewer: The St.Bernardus Abt 12 is recognized as one of the best ales in the World. For the occassion of our 60th Anniversary our Brewmaster Bert Van Hecke created a unique and special variety of the St. Bernardus Abt 12. This 'Special Edition' contains hops from Poperinge: Challenger and Golding, and has been brewed with black, amber, Munich and pale ale malts. Alc. 11% Vol.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-08-2006)
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got at a bar in a big bottle. Served in a glass chalice.

Appearance: Dark and thick. Very stout-like. Creamy white head lingered for extent of consumption. Beautiful chocolate color.

Smell: I instantly picked up on cues of chocolate, raisins, caramel, malts, coffees, plums, and pretty much an endless plethora of other 'dark fruit'. Lovely scent to behold, smells more like a type of expensive drink from Starbucks then an ale.

Taste: Absolutely delicious. A whirlwind of flavors wreaked delightful havoc on my taste buds as I downed this legendary brew. The velvety chocolate I smelled I could taste, and I was in for a surprise, as I tasted some fruits and flavors that I did not smell, such as apples and maybe even a hint of butterscotch or toffee. Nice bold aftertaste of malts and some sweetness.

Mouth Feel: Thick and enjoyable. The full-bodied fell it has in one's mouth goes great with its rich and hearty taste.

Drinkability: Definitely drinkable. The 11% ABV is somewhat hidden by the powerful flavoring, and seeing as this only comes in a big bottle (to my knowledge) quick consumption of this masterpiece may result in extreme inebriation. This is one that is to be enjoyed rather then woofed down.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 09:24:50 | More by undeadozzy
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St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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