St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

9,477 Ratings
St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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Photo of SillyBeer5280
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would rate this second only to Corsendonk Pater Abbey Brown Ale. Otherwise, it's a superb beer with complex flavors that remind me of figs or raisins which are followed by a fruity/bitter aftertaste that quickly reduces to a subtle sweetness left behind. I enjoyed it, thoroughly. Also, you have to pose like the monk on the bottle while you drink it. Otherwise, you're not getting the full experience.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle from LCBO for $8.95 CDN

Appearance - Moderate pour into an over sized wined glass yields just over one finger of head that recedes quickly, leaving a nice white cap in the center. In the current lighting conditions the head seems to sparkle as carbonation bubbles rise to the top. Beer is dark brown with red hues thrown in for good measure. Glorious.

Smell - Yeasty scents dominate up front with some dark fruits following. A bit of a caramel maltiness on the back end.

Taste - Very complex, lots of different flavors going on. Cloves and bready flavors up front transitioning quickly but not too quickly to fruits and brown sugar flavors. Every sip seems to alternate the emphasis between bread and cloves followed by fruits and sugar on the next sip and vice versa. All of this while being able to taste each the transition of each profile in every sip.

Mouthfeel - Thick rich creamy texture. Dry finish a given considering the booziness. After the first few sips a considerable warmness in the back of your throat. Perfect for a rainy fall day.

Overall - Truly one of the best in the world, and a beer that only gets better as it warms.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,477 ratings.
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