St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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:
#154
Reviews:
2,824
Ratings:
9,683
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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803
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Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark ruby red with brown undertones. Big fluffy head typical of a quad.

Nose is scotch/candy. Different in a good way. Very malty and yeasty as per ushe, but I'm getting some barrel aged notes in there. Nice.

Taste is a bit weaker, still very good though. Sweet yeasts along with bread and candied sugar. Typical of a quad, that's a good thing. No burn but a sweetness from the booze.

Carbonation is about where you'd want a quad. Bubbly but not aggressively so. Still smooth sipping.

Very solid quad. It's not quite Rochefort 10, but I'd say it's next in line. Although I haven't had Westy yet. All around very good.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,683 ratings