Abt 12 Oak Aged | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
St Bernardus Abt matured for 6 months in Oak Calvados barrels.

Added by beerpirates on 12-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#723
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
238
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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52
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3.66/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a matching chalice appears hazy chestnut with minimal head formation.

Aroma of apple and pear. Some sugary date and raison aspect emerges as it breathes.

Taste is apple and pear with faint clove phenolics and slight earthiness. Some herbal bitterness, raisons and neutral alcohol. Molasses with musty oak aftertaste.

Medium in body with light carbonation. Initial impression is that this isnt even barrel aged but luckily more nuance emerges as it warms. The alcohol is hidden very well. Decent but honestly no better than the base beer.

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Photo of yuno
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dirty, translucent chestnut-brown. Big patch of sediment at the bottom of the bottle; a thin head that dissipates into gloopy bubbles.

Aroma is all grape, dark fruit, vanilla, clove, and sugars mulling in oak. Toward the bottom, the brown-buttery quality of the wood comes to the forefront. The taste follows - subtle oak permeating fruit and yeast. Some of the brighter flavours of the original abt 12 are gone, but the toffee/tobacco finish is a more-than-welcome substitute, shining even at cooler temperatures.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with tickly carbonation. Perhaps more initial alcohol heat than the original, and definitely a drier finish; I can feel this one on the roof of my mouth an hour after finishing. Fine by me.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Abt 12 Oak Aged from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 238 ratings