St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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98
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9,541 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:
9,541
Reviews:
2,796
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
777
Gots:
2,610
For Trade:
50
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Photo of Rristow
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chewy complex beer, fairly sweet with dark fruits, caramel, toffee, maple syrup.

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Photo of ErichPryde
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

There is not much that I can add to the body of reviews about this particular beer but to say that it is one of the single best quads readily available on the American Market is an understatement.

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Photo of SamuelD3
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ICTguy21
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: deep and dark brown, touch of cloudiness from yeast

Smell: sweet fruit, breadiness/yeast, boozy

Taste: I'm getting noticeable hints of rum, alcohol is noticeable but not at all excessive for how big of a beer this is. Also taste of fruits and yeast, sweetness.

Feel: good feel, reasonably carbonated, it works for the beer.

Overall: this is a very good beer, not the best Belgian I've ever had but it's still a treat. Very smooth and easy to drink for the abv, I'll purchase again.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown in color with a creamy generous tan head that demonstrates very good retention.

Smell: Rich, malty aroma with some semi sweet chocolate.

Taste: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Rich and malty with some cocoa sweetness. Pick up some raisin flavor and a hint of molasses..
F: Finishes dry with a the 10% ABV adding some alcohol warmth.

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Photo of ahacsgt
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcbridec6
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Darwood77
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of faatcase
4.99/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of clarkd28
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lilbubbs
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ntomich
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Packed with enough flavors and aromas to push this into fine-wine territory. Velvety, creamy mouthfeel with an almost burning alcohol presence that detracts a little from the spicy, fruity flavors. Dessert in a glass. The best Belgian beer I've had to date

93/100

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Photo of Trentt2
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevin6234
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a tremendous Belgian. Looks beautiful in the St. Bernardus goblet. I have only had out of the tap. It's so smooth and balanced.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UncleJesse1979
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jchow17
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lewith
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,541 ratings.
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