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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:
#151
Reviews:
2,808
Ratings:
9,600
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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789
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2,641
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Ratings: 9,600 |  Reviews: 2,808
Photo of rex_4539
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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Photo of dms1767
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersmith90
3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSEDS
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ih8rt
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MilaMila
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KCarr
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ADG2995
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chubenzino
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alexcortez426
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RealDeal
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of osseo222000
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuts43
3.83/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doonzman
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark nutty brown with two fingers of khaki head on top in a chalice. Head retention is world class, but no lacing is left behind. Aroma is dark, roasted, nutty, bready malts with berries, yeast spice, and clove adding to the complexity. Flavor profile is bready, nutty, toasty malts. Clove, yeast spice, and berries. Wonderful complexity without being difficult to approach. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a pleasant velvety texture. Overall, a wonderful quadruple ale that provides world class complexity in an extremely approachable fashion. It's delicious through and through, providing a wonderful experience. Not a whiff of the 10% ABV shows up in the aroma or flavor profile.

Served in a Belgian chalice from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle. I believe the date reads 1/3/20. So guessing this one was brewed at the beginning of 2015 making it about 2.5 years old.

Pours a very dark amber-brown color. Just slightly hazy. Large 2 finger head with great retention, infact the foam sticks around until the last sip. Thick lacing.

Smells of belgian yeast, malts, spices, and a hint of dark fruit.

Taste is loads of Belgian yeast and malts, some spices, very bready and full bodied.

Feel is very heavy and smooth. Good carbonation. Decent alcohol warming

Overall a delicious beer. A great example of the style. Strongly recommend.

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Photo of aoampm
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Teku. Not sure of the bottle date.

Pours a dark and murky amber color. Finger head with good amount of carbonation. Some visible sediment at the bottom.

Smell is huge on the plum and dark fruit! Some nice spice in there also.

Taste is much of the same. A caramel and grape combined with plum and almost a licorice spice to it. A lovely malt flavor to it also. More dark fruits and even some apple is detectable. Lovely.

Feel is typical of a world class quad. Drinks like a meal and is a sipping beer.

Overall an incredible offering right here! Can't believe I've waited so long to try this. One of the best Quads I've had thus far and truly a world class beer.

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Photo of Mysticmage
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tall pint and pours dark caramel. A ton of collar throughout the pourings and it maintains it well. A classic malt nose. I don't smell the subtleties suggested in other reviews but maybe I will be the end. At a whopping 10% alcohol, beware, cause ya can't tell! Exceptionally smooth with a really fine balance of bittersweet. Tons of efferversance throughout so a great taste start to finish. bottle says you are drinking deep from life's pleasures....well I don't want this day to end ;-)

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,600 ratings
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