St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

9,480 Ratings
St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Belgium knows their beers. Was in Brussels just a while back and stuck mostly to drinking trappist ales, but had to try this world famous abbey ale. And what a treat. Just a stunning beer. Deep brown color and a head you could eat with a spoon. Lace sticks on the glass to the last sip. Smell is sweet and malty, thats dominant. Spices like cinnamon and clove are in there. Tastes christmasy, which is hard to describe. The spices from the smell are definitely still there. Huge sweetness. It's like caramel or some kind of malty molasses. Toasty and bread, with just the slightest bitterness toward the end. Also, I have to mention the huge alcohol taste. It's not the first thing that hits you (That's the sweetness of the malt) but it is obvious. Goes down smooth with subtle carbonation and huge creaminess. Somehow, this high alcohol beer is very drinkable, I'd have another. This is not overrated, get some.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's in Philly.

A- dark brown, thick and rich. A mocha colored 1+ finger head that leaves a bunch of lacing.

S- Bready malts and ripe dark fruits. I pick up some licorice as well.

T- Rich malt sweetness teamed with those dark fruit flavors. A bit of licorice as it warms.

M- Smooth as silk, full body, just like it looks. There's no denying that it's 10 % abv, but it does not overpower.

O- A real deal Quad, flavor , body, and balance. So well rounded.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mm mm. Good. Delicious. As good as I remember from 1995.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,480 ratings.
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