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

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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

284 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 47
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-15-2013 08:56:42 | More by RollBeerTide
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Stoshua

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-16-2013 22:57:50 | More by Stoshua
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uturn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-16-2013 02:09:15 | More by uturn
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PEBKAC

New York

3.25/5  rDev -26%

12-20-2012 06:05:06 | More by PEBKAC
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Pando

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-04-2012 03:21:06 | More by Pando
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-02-2012 18:40:16 | More by randylangford
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-16-2012 00:58:28 | More by tedho21
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JustDrink


4/5  rDev -8.9%

10-10-2012 22:50:34 | More by JustDrink
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Hbat68

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

09-09-2012 14:30:08 | More by Hbat68
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netshark

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-01-2012 20:52:23 | More by netshark
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

05-06-2012 04:54:14 | More by doucmehu
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supercolter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-05-2012 03:39:30 | More by supercolter
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy mahogany (dark brown with some subtle hints of red). The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface of the beer, though thicker at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Strong aroma of sweet malts with some hints of caramel, lots of dark fruit, and the definite presence of the yeast.

T: A very complex flavor profile to this beer. It starts out with some very sweet malts showing hints of caramel + toffee, that is followed by lots of dark fruit, and finally the finish is yeasty (like the stuff you normally get at just the bottom of the bottle). There are some hints of spices that are normally associated with the yeast as well which linger.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very smooth.

O: Really a lot better than the standard St Bernardus 12 (which is a phenomenal beer). Great flavor, wonderfully enticing aroma, and looks great in the glass. It aged really well and I'm glad I had the opportunity to share this one with some friends. Would jump at the chance to have this one again if I came across it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 00:46:14 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy very dark mahogany in color and poured with a small off white head that never quite died down, consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. It also left some lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong sweet malty aromas in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste is complex and has flavors of dark fruits and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and extremely smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The yeast also adds a bit of chewiness.
O: This is a great beer to sip that is very complex and hides its alcohol well. It seems to have become even smoother after several years of aging. The yeast also shines through and the initial pour tastes like what you would expect from the bottom of a bottle of another beer when the yeast particles are poured out.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:07:25 | More by metter98
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-14-2012 01:53:41 | More by jfcaa193
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valdieuer

Maine

5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-10-2012 00:56:03 | More by valdieuer
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drowland

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to whoever brought this to the Rav Pig for RBWG 2010! The pour is a wonderful amber with a huge off-white head. The aroma is ridiculously complex... bread, malt, caramel, and so much more. The flavor is that and so much more... caramel, grain, yeast, grapes, and so much I can’t explain. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:27:46 | More by drowland
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2012 04:09:15 | More by imperialking
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gearzstang

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2012 03:53:12 | More by gearzstang
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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-09-2011 07:04:05 | More by DoctorB2B
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Washington

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-09-2011 04:07:33 | More by rab53
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
97 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.