St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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:
#150
Reviews:
2,806
Ratings:
9,586
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
784
Gots:
2,635
Trade:
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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to reviewing this beauty. So many in depth reviews on here that I’ll keep it brief. It’s amazing how the brewers can coax out such a depth of flavors without the use of barrels or a long list of adjuncts. Unbelievable.

Bottle aged two years in appropriate conditions, still within BB date. Dark amber, brownish pour with a sumptuous head that lingers all day.

Aroma is dried, earthy fruit - fig, date, raisin, plum - with sweet undertones of freshly baked bread sprinkled with brown sugar. Mouth watering.

Taste is spot on - fig, dates, brown bread, plum, raisin, caramel, brown sugar. Wow. True depth of character.

Thick, chewy, heavy on the palate. Warmth not heat from the ABV. World class sipper. Vanguard of the style.

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4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TH28
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330cl bottle. 5/2/21 bb date. Appearance: Cloudy dark brown with a touch of amber and a low lying offwhite head. Aroma: Toasted bread crust, brown sugar and a light raisin and plum Taste: Starts with a spiced, rich malt sweetness, some pear esters, then bread crusts and apple pop up on the swallow with a fairly high bitterness for the style Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a pleasant carbonation and a slowly warming alcohol Finish: Retronasal apple and pear aromas are strong on top of a lingering toasted maltiness. Overall: Incredibly smooth and easy drinking, with the complexity of a world class quad. Multi layered malt complexity and fruity Belgian esters, with a brisk carbonation that keeps it lively without being syrupy. High alcohol comes across as a pleasant warming and not harsh. Great beer

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3.81/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

91,5

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4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark, dried fruits, crazy balanced, alcohol is really hidden. I want to take a bath in this in beer.

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4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Dark amber color, two finger beige head, nice lacing, light carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast, oak, alcohol.

T: Classic Belgian taste, oak, alcohol.

F: Overly carbonated, not very drinkable.

O: Good beer but nothing even remotely close to Westvleteren 12.

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4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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