St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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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This is my first quadrupel, and after high anticipation for some time, i am stoked to dig in!

Appearance (4.75): An aggressive pour resulted in almost all head. After it settled, theres a creamy head atop a beautiful dark amber colored beer, with phenomenal lacing.

Smell (4.75): Brown sugar, caramel malts, ripe, tart, port wine like dark fruits, yeast, spice. There's so much going on it takes me a while to really put all the aromas together

Taste (4.25): Right off the bat i'm hit with some alcohol that reminds me its a big beer, then i get the candied sugar and dark fruits followed by a caramel and almost slight roasted malts, then ends with spiced yeast and slight hops

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Overall (4.5): Being my first quadrupel i never really knew what to expect, but i can see why this is so highly rated. I actually found the nose more pleasing than the taste with the latter having a more pronounced tart port wine like character that i have some getting used to. The finish and aftertaste definitely has a spiced floral note with a good amount of bitterness. I dont know if its the yeast or what, but something about this beer reminds me of Samuel Smith. This beer has definitely done a good job of broadening my palate and i'm looking forward to trying more quads in the future.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,746 ratings