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St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep, reddish brown with one finger of foam and lice lacing. Good retention.

S- Dark fruits (prune, fig), but some sweeter red cherry notes as well.

T- Complex malt, heavy on the bready side. The dark fruits come through strongly, perhaps with plum being the strongest contributor but also figs and dates. Well-balanced, and a hint of licorice and clove spice to pull the flavor to the back of the tongue. A little yeasty and definitely a touch of alcohol.

M- High carbonation give is almost a thick cola sort of feel. Creamy after it warms, and very spicy. Makes my mouth tingle!

O- A delightful sipping quad. Well-balanced, big fruit flavor, and a strong finish. I'd love to try this fresh one next to others that have been cellared.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -32.7%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - A deep, dark brown appearance that poured two fingers of creamy, off white head. There is plenty of retention and lacing, and appears very well carbonated.

S - A complex mix of cloves, dark ripened fruits with notes of raisins, and definite sweet malts.

T & M - Carbonation and cloves greet the palate, before the middle transitions to notes of dark, ripened fruits and brown sugar. The finish is sweet, and warming courtesy of the 10% ABV, but balanced extremely well.

O - Complex, boozy and incredibly balanced. This brew is well deserving of its reputation. This beer is an indulgence, an excellent all night sipper or night cap, and quite possible the best beer I've had. A classic that I'll go back to again, and again!.

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