St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

9,499 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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

11.2 oz brown bottle dated 7/8/15

St. Bernardus Abt 12 changed the color of my clear glass chalice to a slightly hazy dark brown/burgundy hue producing a 3/4 finger ivory colored head. The head faded slowly and left a thick ring of lacing. The aroma is fruity, of roasted malts and yeasty. The taste is very balanced, with flavors of caramel, yeast and dark fruit. A great balance between malty, bitter and sweet. The mouth feel is medium-full bodied, very smooth and has a clean finish.

This Quad is incredibly [and dangerously] easy to drink. This bottle of Abt 12 is 4-years old and I can't imagine it getting any better. Those Trappist monks sure know how to brew!!

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

Appearance is a copper red with a one finger off white regenerating head.
aroma is cherries and dark fruit with some sweetness.
taste is black cherries, dark stone fruit, all spice, slight hop presence.
Mouthfeel is medium with a great warming alcohol and lingering dark fruit.
overall I like this beer a lot. Pretty complex and balanced.
This is Christmas in a glass.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,499 ratings.
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