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:
#161
Reviews:
2,828
Ratings:
9,731
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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809
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2,720
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I tried this beer for the first time shortly after trying my first Westy 12. Purchased at the same time.

It rates slightly lower than the westy, but I can get this any time I want.

The sweet, carmel and dark fruit flavors are FANTASTIC, and a pleasant alcohol warmth back it up. I have had the occasional sediment in the bottle, but even that doesn't ruin the experiance of this VERY well brewed Quad!

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From a bottle served into a chalice.

A: A nice dark brown with quite a bit of carbonation. A thin head that slowly dissapates into small circles. Pours nice and clear, very alive and inviting!

S: Smells delicious, dark and sweet.

T: Rich caramel and spice, lingering sweetness in the after taste

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11.2 oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours a nice, thick, (eggshell?) white head. Pretty solid retention. Eventually fades into a pretty nice ring around the glass with some residual hanging out around the middle. Not too much lacing.

S: smells of dark fruit, bubblegummy yeast.

T: delicious. I don't drink too many belgians so I'm not as familiar with the style as others. I get a lot of dark fruit, candy sugar, bubblegum-y from the yeast. caramel. A very complex beer. Maybe toffee? I can't quite place it. anyway, it's good.

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O: delicious. Would buy again (especially because I found it priced at $1.79!!)

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,731 ratings