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St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.46/5
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#151
Reviews:
2,808
Ratings:
9,602
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
790
Gots:
2,642
Trade:
48
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Ratings: 9,602 |  Reviews: 2,808
Photo of Mysticmage
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tall pint and pours dark caramel. A ton of collar throughout the pourings and it maintains it well. A classic malt nose. I don't smell the subtleties suggested in other reviews but maybe I will be the end. At a whopping 10% alcohol, beware, cause ya can't tell! Exceptionally smooth with a really fine balance of bittersweet. Tons of efferversance throughout so a great taste start to finish. bottle says you are drinking deep from life's pleasures....well I don't want this day to end ;-)

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThePold
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh from a bottle import to Whole Foods. Pours a good dark deep brown, but not a lot of head. Solid malty aroma. Little lacing. Nose is heady. But the taste is complex and old world. Buy it if you can find it.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DamienArk
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of G-Hawk
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sigerson
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I plead guilty that I'm a quad guy. This quad is awesome. Rich, complex, balanced. Too many calories per bottle to pound down many brews unless your weight isn't a problem. I could drink this all the time. Malty, caramel, sweet, toffee, and a boozy finish. Beeee...uuuuuu...ti....ful.

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Photo of Rristow
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chewy complex beer, fairly sweet with dark fruits, caramel, toffee, maple syrup.

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Photo of ErichPryde
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

There is not much that I can add to the body of reviews about this particular beer but to say that it is one of the single best quads readily available on the American Market is an understatement.

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Photo of SamuelD3
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ICTguy21
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: deep and dark brown, touch of cloudiness from yeast

Smell: sweet fruit, breadiness/yeast, boozy

Taste: I'm getting noticeable hints of rum, alcohol is noticeable but not at all excessive for how big of a beer this is. Also taste of fruits and yeast, sweetness.

Feel: good feel, reasonably carbonated, it works for the beer.

Overall: this is a very good beer, not the best Belgian I've ever had but it's still a treat. Very smooth and easy to drink for the abv, I'll purchase again.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown in color with a creamy generous tan head that demonstrates very good retention.

Smell: Rich, malty aroma with some semi sweet chocolate.

Taste: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Rich and malty with some cocoa sweetness. Pick up some raisin flavor and a hint of molasses..
F: Finishes dry with a the 10% ABV adding some alcohol warmth.

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Photo of ahacsgt
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcbridec6
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Darwood77
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of faatcase
4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of clarkd28
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lilbubbs
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,602 ratings
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