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St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
4.46/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#151
Reviews:
2,808
Ratings:
9,600
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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790
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2,641
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A- This beer poured a beautiful medium to dark brown. It was a little lighter toward the bottom of the glass due to the reflection of my stem of my chalice. Head is very soft and 2-3 fingers high. It is like a puffy white cloud. This magnificent head hangs around on the side of the glass and a film on top that never leaves. When I swirl my glass, it leaves a little marshmallow in the middle.

S- The smell is complex. I get cream, vanilla, and brown sugar. Also, I pick up a subtle hop scent. I also pick up figs with a touch of alcohol to complete. The malt smooths everything over and mends all the different aromas.

T- From the tongue, I pick up nuts (pecans?), chocolate, sweet maple syrup, buttery bread with spices and nice malt.

D- Man, what else to say. This definitely ranks up there with the best I have had. Unreal beer. I could have given a *5* I suppose on certain aspects, but I am still in search for the worlds best beer. This beer is so drinkable, its scary. I think I need a second job now just so I can drink more of this stuff. Loved it!

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,600 ratings
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