St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BA SCORE
4.46/5
9,583 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
Ranking:
#150
Reviews:
2,804
Ratings:
9,583
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
783
Gots:
2,634
Trade:
49
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330ml bottle from Platinum. BB 6/16

A - dark brown, one finger head.

S - dried fruits, brown sugar. Booze as it warms.

T - sweet, brown sugar, sherry. Alcohol and christmas cake to the fore as it warms, takes over. But... almost as if it is watered down...

M - light carbonated, light to medium bodied.

O - not as good as I thought it would be.... Almost a tad watery for some reason, and much lighter flavours than I imagined. I will re-visit at some point. Very very strange for a world class brew.

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a: It pours very dark, but when held to the light you can see through it a bit.

s: Fruity and bread-y. Plums and banana are prominent. Maybe some coriander as well. I love it.

t: Wow, it is quite complex. At first there was so much going on I couldn't figure out what part this beer was trying to show off. It got better with each sip, as I discovered new layers of flavors as it warmed. It is not very bitter, and only a bit sweet.

m: Not a session beer, but not too heavy. I could see drinking this fairly quickly without it being overwhelming.

o: Fantastic. This is the first beer I've had that I truly feel is perfectly balanced. Highly recommended to anyone who likes beer. I'll definitely treat myself to this again.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,583 ratings
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