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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: pours a nice reddish brown with a two finger tan head that lasted a good while. Small amount of lacing.

Smell: that distinct yeasty and malty smell just pops in this. Plums and slight spice on the nose along with some toffee and cherry.

TasteMouthfeel: wow, this beer changes so much from first pour to last sip. I'm hit with that delicious malt and biscuity flavor along with a spiciness that reminds me of the fall. Then, the real magic happens as it gets to ideal temperature. The boozy dark fruit just pops as the carbonation helps make the other bready notes pop. Very thick mouthfeel, like drinking a spice carrot cake. A slight touch of hop at the very end.

Overall: I like this so much better than Westy 12. The fruitiness just seems to pop more witht the carbonation in this. The fact that it is so much more widely available is a big plus. This is the epitome of the Belgian style and all other Belgians should just bow down now. Just a perfectly balanced taste.

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On tap at Wurstk├╝che in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Wowie zowie. Raul feels like one of that fools that went west for gold and struck it rich. I mean, hot diggity dawg! This thang is glistening, sparkling, and shining like Megan Fox's lips after her latest collegian injection! Dark fruits, perfect amount of sweetness, and all out ecstasy.

Waking up next to St Bernardus 12 or Megan Fox? That's a tough one.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,621 ratings
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