St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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98
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9,523 Ratings
St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,523
Reviews:
2,791
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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774
Gots:
2,601
For Trade:
50
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Appearance: Large, moderately coarse tan head crowns a mahogany brown body. The head retention is excellent, the lacing thick and glass wail coating.

Aroma: Rich dark bread notes and sweet, spicy alcohol dominate the aroma, there are slight dark dark fruit notes, but the malts and alcohol dominate.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of toasted malts, dark fruit, and slight sweet alcohol. As the taste progresses, earthy yeast flavors present, and there is a moderate caramel sweetness, although throughout, there is a toasted dark bread presence. The alcohol is extremely well concealed, presenting only subtly. Finishes with a lingering presence of toasted malts and caramel.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,523 ratings.
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