Abt 12 | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#160
Reviews:
2,843
Ratings:
9,799
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

L---Clear, rusty, reddish brown color. Thick, off white head with great retention. Excellent lacing. Just about a perfect appearance.

S---Malts notes are predominant. Fig/raisin. Fruity, with a bit of breadiness. You can tell it's a quad.

T---Follows the nose, but is even more so. Malty. Bread/yeast are obvious. Fruitiness is not hidden either. Alcohol is noticeable, but that's just fine.

F---Lighter than expected, but still full enough. Very well carbonated.

O---World class. Without a doubt, one to drink when/wherever the opportunity presents itself.

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Photo of MKV
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful dark brown-red pour. Full smells on the nose and the taste palate to match. I get a bit of dark cherry. Semi sweet start in the mouth with a semi bitter finish. Incredibly smooth, and well balanced carbonation, though not as velvety as some other quads.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VikingDAB
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rootscipio
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMan247
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Holy fuck

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Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thefuzzyone
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

now I see why it's been on the list.strong and smooth

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Photo of johnlatona
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one has been a long time coming, should have saved it for some special number or time but what the hell. 12 oz bottle into a tulip and a smile on my face. Deep mahogany with an everlasting off white head, some chunks of lacing. Deep fruit aroma with hints of spice, bready malts and caramel sweetness. Similar to raisin bread almost. Wonderful flavor. Lots of dark fruits, bread, some cinnamon spice and some funk. Thick and creamy. Leaves your mouth warm and numb. I need a minute with this one. Top notch.

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Photo of Nosferatus
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great, dried fruit with a surprisingly clean and refreashing finish.

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Photo of yoshie
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawkfish
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured a well kept bottle into a large Duvel tulip. Looks like a luminous gemstone brown, with a head that's impressively tenacious for the strength. Beautiful five star glorious nose of prunes, brown bread, green apple, papaya, it's equally enjoyable to smell this beer as opposed to drinking it, where you're almost robbing yourself of the wonderful aroma by finishing the bottle.. I'm usually more into dubbels than quadrupels, this is my favorite example of the latter, and pretty much the only one I'm well familiar with that I'll readily buy. For the flavor I get this sharp round malty masterpiece, candi sugar seems to contribute but in only a supporting manner. Caramelized malt, strawberries and huckleberries, a flash of pear or mango, than the mild funk and strength show their hand but it's so balanced with a wintergreen pineapple loooong lasting but light refreshing finish, where the the subtle beta-linoleic Belgian hops respectfully wrangle in amongst the other powerful contenders. I wish I could find a British mild ale with a similar but slightly tangy zing and I'd be in heaven. In any case this is a non sour Belgian masterwork!

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As close to a perfect beer as I could ever want and ranks #1 with me as the best beer I have ever had. Its simply a joyous event to drink this wonderful beer and I do my best to always have some on hand. By all means pick some up!

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4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joel12
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,799 ratings