St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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98
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9,502 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,502
Reviews:
2,790
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
771
Gots:
2,585
For Trade:
51
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Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours a a dark-red brown with a medium slightly off-white head

S- Sweet banana bread and dark dried fruits with a hint of spices and faint alcohol

T- Similar to aroma banana bread chewiness with dried fruits and spices. I noticed a white wine quality in the aftertaste and not much alcohol

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O- A very yummy and complex beer and one of the best if not the best Quads I've had. Not overly sweet or yeasty and doesn't sit heavy on they tongue. This is one of the best easily available Belgian beers you will find. If you been passing this one over for a time like I did, wait no longer.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,502 ratings.
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