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12° - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-18-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SadMachine, Jul 08, 2014
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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle ... Picked up today at Homebrew Stuff on Chinden... Paid $12ish... Pours with a deep walnut.... not much light escaping... short lasting dark brown head leaves little in the way of lacing.

Nose is complex and thick... tons of different malt stuff happening, rich caramel, raisin, dark cherry... EtOH comes off a more perfumy and isn't really solventy hot... some peppery phenolic notes.... Pretty good.

Flavor mirrors the aromas but with a big punch of cherry essence... The dark maltiness never is really sweet, just rich and is magnified by the fruity esters.

Pretty thick body for the style... could use more carbonation IMO... surprisingly drinkable... I would personally like it to be a little drier.

Well done... I will buy this one again... I think I liked the 10° more.


JohnGalt1, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of alphanon
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

alphanon, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle opened on 7.6.14

Dark fruits, raisins, grainy. Nice Belgian dark with a touch of heat in the finish.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Coopdaddy, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: dark, ruddy copper hue with no haze and a pretty light effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy tan foam with good retention and a nice lace. I like it.

Smell: very sweet and malty with lots of rich, dark fruit character. I get cherry, plum, raisin and tobacco; the quadrifecta of delicious quads (and BSDAs, if that's what we're calling it). Great.

Taste: the flavor is much like the aroma, with the same dark fruit character, but the sweetness is counteracted by a little astringent character which serves to dry out the experience. There's also a little dankness and bitterness which really round everything out. I'm a big fan of this big brew.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a bit of a syrupy texture and a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a greatly tasty Belgian, brewed in North Idaho of all places. While this isn't exactly "quaffable", it is tasty and definitely well worth trying.

flagmantho, Jun 29, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Bier:Thirty. I would have guessed quad based on the taste and smell. Lots of dried fruit presence in this one, perhaps too much. A little on the sweet side for my taste. Dark brown / ruby body, small head disappears quickly. One nice thing is the high ABV hides nicely in the mix.

stevoj, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Wamba, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of PedalFuel
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had hundreds of beers though I rarely review them; I'm a busy little Cicerone. This one, though, is my favorite beer... and I don't hesitate in saying that. It has some wonderful and unique nuances.

A dark, slightly rusty brown pour with a short, lasting head. Explosive complex aroma with sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, esters, dark fruits and... the best nuance... tobacco. Very aromatic

The palate follows aroma directly, tobacco coming through right before that glorious, long, and complex finish... but adding raw leather. The leather and tobacco qualities I have yet to experience to this degree in a quad. Fantastic. Must ask Steve for the specialty malts used here.

Mouthfeel is good, thick but not syrupy and it clings to the palate without being overbearing.

A must-try in my book. $11 at Total Wine, 22oz bomber. Produced in odd years, bottled October 2013... I look forward to trying this again with a fresh batch at the end of 2015.

PedalFuel, Mar 22, 2014
12° from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.