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: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from growler into Sam Adams Turbinator style glass.

A: Beautiful mahogany with a slight haze. Tight little bubbles but head rapidly cedes into very wispy disk with some legs on swirl.

S: Ripe currant, dark cherries, slight bitter orange smell. I am getting the phenolics as others have mentioned, dark roasted malts. A little hint of the booziness.

T: Roasted malt, cherries again. Currants, prune, very aromatic red grapes.

M: Not thick but slightly mouth-filling. Smooth, with the sllight heat coming on at ultimate finish. Not terribly drying. Slight creamy sensation on finish too. Cherry medicine-y breath on breathing out.

O: Yes. More please. I really like this Quad, because it is not necessarily over-reaching and trying to be incredibly complex., however it changes as it warms too. For the better! Try this for sure if you have had quads and like them, like Three Philosophers or Unibrowe quads you'll like this.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,726 ratings