Abt 12
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #3
Ranked #245
4.47 | pDev: 9.17%
Yesterday at 04:56 AM
Oct 14, 2001
St. Bernardus Abt 12 is widely regarded as one of the best beers in the world. It is therefore no surprise that it is our brewery’s flagship beer, ranked at the very top of the St. Bernardus beer hierarchy. It is brewed in the classic quadrupel style and adheres to the original 1946 recipe.
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A bier to remember. Those who drink Budweiser, stay away. This is no water you're drinking.
Yesterday at 04:56 AM
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Trying this next to a Founders KBS, this one first of course. Poured in a frozen stemless wine glass, very nice color and head, but who cares about that. Overall very delicious, makes one want to drink all four at once beer, which would be a waste. Only complaint is it has a little cream ale (silky) tinge, but in a very good way. Worth the money? Compared to a good beer at the tap room versus this one on the porch, this wins the value taste comparison for sure.
Sunday at 12:55 AM
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Growler into pint glass. Pours a medium brown with ruby highlights. Brief off-white head. No lacing. Initial impression is dark fruits, bready malts, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is solid. Finish is sweet but not cloying. Overall, an excellent Quad.
Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by MakerMachiav from Canada (ON)

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Sep 23, 2023
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Reviewed by EVH5150

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my personal favorites. Easy to find and absolutely worth buying. I've always gotten raison, fig, and toffee flavors in this beer. Great mouthfeel and i recommend serving at cellar temp. Not too cold. Pickup this legend any chance you get.
Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by aeranu from Florida

4.96/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
One of my favorite beers ever! Crisp, dark and strong. Earthy flavors with some sweet tropical notes. Will make you want another — but only if you can handle it .
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Weizenmensch from Japan

4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served a little cool, best before 12-2026. Nut-brown with a dense tan head that isn't going anywhere. Textbook presentation. Toffee, sucre candi, herbal and spice elements noticeable even at fridge temperature, it wasn't quite what I was expecting - has been years since I've had this before. Absolutely a quality beer, well-presented. Warms the cockles, excellent mouthfeel, will get this again to review properly. Suspect its rating is slightly hagiographic on this site but it's definitely a wonderful beer. God bless those Belgian monks!
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

Sep 03, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by cafequaid from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2023
Rated: 5 by NP7 from North Carolina

Aug 18, 2023
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Rated by gogglesnteeth from Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorite beers. Possibly my number 1. Found a large bottle at a local liquor store, saving it for my birthday.
Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a very nice deep brown with lively carbonation. Wonderful aromas of dark dried fruits like sultana, prune & fig with a distinct maltiness. Tastes sweet and malty with notes of dried fruit, sweet bready malt and perhaps a touch of chocolate amongst others. Beautifully complex and perfectly balanced with a good mouthfeel. A Stunning beer.
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by Snayk from Colorado

Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by ScaryGary

4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It's delicious and with 10% alcohol content, what's not to like?? It has a bit of a bitter taste while drinking it but it does not last. It's definitely one of my favorites now.
Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Workingquad from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
St. Bernardus Apt 12 is a masterpiece of Belgian brewing. Its impeccable balance, complex flavors, and luxurious mouthfeel make it a beer worth seeking out and savoring. Whether you're an avid fan of Belgian ales or simply appreciate exceptional craftsmanship, this beer will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. Cheers to St. Bernardus Apt 12!
Jul 11, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Fabulous quadruple. Earth dark brown ale, fantastic full and crisp mouth feel, very easy drinking and surprisingly fresh carbonation. Lovely, lingering lacing. Aroma of a boozy cake, although the alcohol is well hidden considering. Complex and definite notes of raisin. Beauty!
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Dawood909 from England

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
What an absolute amazing beer! 10%VOL?! You can’t taste the alcohol a dangerous yet beautiful drink to enjoy with some cured meats or with a meal. The flavour is fantastic hard to describe. Mouth feel is the best I have ever experienced!
The lacing is fantastic you’ll measure how many MLS I took on each sip! Oh have I not said? I love this beer this quadruple! Bold and beautiful!
Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2023
Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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