St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BA SCORE
96.2%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 9,561 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
Ranking:
#148
Reviews:
2,803
Ratings:
9,561
Liked:
9,200
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.19%
Alströms:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
780
Gots:
2,624
Trade:
50
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

September 6, 2014

11.2 oz bottle, tulip

A – Dark, dark red to mahogany. Huge off-white creamy head that lasts forever. Craggy and rocky, lots of foam. Beautiful-looking beer.

S – Tons of dried fruit, plums, maybe some figs. Can smell the alcohol, but very pleasant, not burning. Some black cherry and raisins. Thick.

T – Raisins and some plum. Big acidic bite. The image that comes to mind is dark cherry pits. Spicy flavors from the Belgian yeast. Significant sweetness is offset by the acidity and the carbonation.

M – Tons of carbonation, lots of bubbles. Slightly filmy. Mild astringency. Good balance of sweetness and acidity in the finish.

O – Excellent example of a Belgian quad. Very complex, great balance of sweetness, fruit, acidity, carbonation. Could drink this as long as I could keep my head off the bar.

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This is exactly what a Quad should taste like. It's near perfection in that category. I just happen to like Tripels more.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 9,561 ratings
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