St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

9,528 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe it's taken me this long to try this beer. Bottle says 29 03 17; I'll take a wild guess that means bottled 29 March 2012, with a 5-year shelf life.

Pours a deep murky amber brown with just a touch of red. Two fingers of light tan head, fuzzy and full. Good retention, okay lacing. Very nice.

Smell is fruity and rich, but weaker than I'd like it to be. Smells like a solid, malty quad, it's just not potent enough.

Taste is outstanding - a blend of deep fruity flavors like figs and brown sugar, with a higher, balancing, slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Polished, and quite good.

Feel is fantastic. Full-bodied, frothy and fluffy. Divine.

An excellent quad. I'd probably pick Rochefort 10 over it, but it's obvious that it's in the top tier.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark brown with a huge off white head. A little big of sediment. Classic Quad look.

S: Man there is alot going on in here. Dark rum, raisins, Big bready yeast, banana, a little bit of earth. Big hints of fig, cherry and plum and a fat smelling malt. Brown sugar and molassis with some spice (clove, cinnamon) on the finish.

T: The taste is just like the smell! Big dark fruit Raisins, cherry, fig, and plum come in waves, as if they were candied with brown sugar. A touch of burnt toast, with alot of yeast. Reminiscent of dark rum. Some spice in there. A little bit of an earthy, grassy quality. Lots of caramel and toffee. So good.

M: There is a good amount of carbonation in here. full bodied. highly drinkable.

O: One of my favorite quads. Its complex with waves of flavors that keep hitting you. Everything about this beer is good. Hits all over your tongue. This is a beer everyone needs to experience. / 94

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,528 ratings.
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