St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

BA SCORE
98
world-class
9,502 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
Ratings:
9,502
Reviews:
2,790
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
771
Gots:
2,585
For Trade:
51
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Ratings: 9,502 |  Reviews: 2,790
Photo of sparx1100
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebee
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chewy414
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_1972
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yuno
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hammonje
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cola color with thick head and sticky lacing. Smells very nice, getting notes of bread, banana, floral, wheat, and sugary malt. The taste is nice, some spicy notes up front with a good mix of dark fruit and some minor flowery taste and wheat. A lot of malty flavors in this one with a good alcohol bite. Overall a nice beer, a little more on the spicy side for me but a good beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
04/14/17

LOOK: muddy dark brown with a reddish hue. Big white head.
AROMA: spice, yeast, allspice, wine, bread, brown sugar.
TASTE: fruitcake (allspice, cinnamon, raisin, black cherry, bread yeast).
FEEL: chewy, medium carbonation.

Very nice belgian; in league with Rochefort 10, Chimay Blue. Can't believe it took me so long to try this as it is readily available.

**

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Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brown in color with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of brown forming about the size of a quarter in the middle of the chalice. The aroma is of dark caramelized malt, chestnuts, and fig. The taste is full of sweet dark malt, chestnuts, pumpernickel bread, and other sweet bready malt. The mouth is moderately chewy, dry, and warm with alcohol. World class.

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Photo of sasquatch53
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaxOhle
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

GREAT!

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDT2003
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, yeasty Belgian. The bomber bottle (1pint and 9.4 ozs) showed 11% ABV.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Top Notch!

A rich coffee coloured brew, with a really enticing aroma, like a sweet fig heavy marmalade.

The taste is sublime, carries that sweet aroma into the taste buds, and a uber long aftertaste. This hides the 10% abv quite well, and makes it a deadly brew in my opinion.

If I had to criticise this one, it would be the lack of head at slightly chilled temperatures, and the ever so slightly watery feel to it, but I'm picking holes.

A beauty, and worth several boofs! Boof boof boof boof boof!.....Did I mention BOOF?

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a dark brown with a very slight have. It has good carbonation and a bubbly white head that thinned out. I do get a minor boozey smell. The beer has the aroma of those typical malts found in Belgian style beers as well as dark fruits as well as a caramel like aroma. I can taste the booze more than I can smell it. I get a very strong taste of the dark fruits with a hint of sweetness and roasted malts. A nice feel of carbonation in the mouthfeel a little thin.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,502 ratings.
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