Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#246
Reviews:
2,878
Ratings:
9,954
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
Wants:
853
Gots:
2,834
Trade:
47
 
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Reviews: 2,878 | Ratings: 9,954
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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of sediment, thicker pour, nice cloudy color, tan head. A bit spicey with hints of <cough>strawberry</cough>. It's actually quite smooth given the ABV. Hits like a horse.

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Photo of pbrian
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge head that settles down to a protective pillow over your beer. Malt and dark fruit aromas. Oh so smooth, creamy and full bodied. Hits your mouth spritzy but then slides down your throat in a flash, leaving you with a warm alcohol buzz and a mouth-coating sweetness. Flavors detected are raisons, rum, spicey yeast. The overall profile leaves no doubt about the use of candy sugars. When I came back to the last sip an hour later, the fusel alcohol came out my nose. Great beer to savor, although I thought the sticky sweetness kept it from reaching the stars.

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Photo of Todd
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into an appropriate chalice at 't Brugs Beertje in Brugs, Belgium.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a sticky creamy off-white head.

Smell: Rich, malty aroma.

Taste: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Rich and malty with a semi-grape sweetness that mingles in with some dark ripe fruity esters. The alcohol is very apparent, warming as hell!

Notes: Sheer bliss. Viewed as an abbey beer. According to Daisy (owner of 't Brugs Beertje), this beer follows the same recipe, uses the same water and its hops comes from the same hop regions as Westvleteren. "Abt" means the "highest rank." They also make a "Prior" at about half the strength.

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Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,954 ratings