Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#218
Reviews:
2,854
Ratings:
9,852
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
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825
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2,776
Trade:
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4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.55/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CR2036
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a Victory Golden Monkey goblet.

L: Dark brown with a ruby red tinge when held up to the light and a 1.5 fingers of off white head.
S: Dark fruits beautifully blended with a rich and sweet malt. Gave off a slightly musty smell which disappeared after it warmed up a bit.
T: Initially a semi-sweet malt-forward taste which evolves into a rich, fruity taste with hints of raisins and dates as it warms in my mouth. Finishes with a distinct brown sugar/molasses taste with warming alcohol that stings the tongue in the best way possible. Amazing.
F: Excellent strong carbonation with a full mouthfeel that isn't too heavy. Velvety and creamy. High ABV gives a nice warming sensation.

O: No wonder why this beer is so high on the Beers of Fame list. It is rich and complex but still refreshing, even at 10% ABV. At $9.99/25.4 oz bottle, it's fairly priced. Get yourself a big bottle of this and enjoy all night. You won't regret it.

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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rich, malty aroma and terrific mouthfeel. Some sweetness that the alcohol modifies to a satisfying mouthful of flavor. A dangerous brew; it"s hard to stop.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down one of the greatest beers of all time.

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4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.37/5  rDev -2%
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4/5  rDev -10.3%
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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in YEG airport, then 750 ml bottle from LCBO in Dundas. Pours a reddish brown with off white head. Sweet caramel malt on nose with distinct aromas of dates, dark fruits, a bit fruity/bready. Taste follows with caramel malt - dates - raisins and brown sugar - like drinking cinnamon raisin bread. Smooth full creamy mouth feel with some underlying booziness. Fantastic.

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
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Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,852 ratings