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

appearance: medium dark brown that looks much lighter when held to light. Quite hazy. Very full tan head on the pour.
smell: Dark fruit, yeast, some spice. very nice.
taste: oh man, that's tasty. all the promise of the nose with lots more. A huge dose of goodness up front, that thing that makes you want to chug a great beer, then an almost bitter spice towards the finish and then a dry/sweet balance in the homestretch. Damn.
overall: not sure why i haven't gotten around to trying this now. Awesome.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

awesome stuff,and very available.
I found this stuff everywhere I looked for good beer in upstate ny when I traveled there yrs ago...its a great brew that is highly drinkable and very powerful ,yet subtle in taste and mouthfeel...it can be good with food but I prefer it at the end of a night of drinking great beer!!! cheers !!

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4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear very dark ruby with really no head at all. Just some lace that swirls on the surface and also leaves a bit of wispy lacing.

The aroma is very vinous with an almost port-like quality. Lots of dark fruit such as raisins, prunes, dates, and figs. A little bit of toffee and roast is in there too with even a very quick whiff of coffee. Quite deep and complex.

The flavor outdoes the aroma in terms of depth with a huge hit of dark fruit and red wine along with plum and fig. Some underlying notes of overripe fruit and toffee with a touch of roast coming in at the very end when all of the fruit dissipates. There is just a light hint of bitterness and a breath of alcohol at the end with a silky mouthfeel and a lightly sticky finish.

Overall, what a wonderful and complex brew. There is just so much depth of aroma and flavor here it is indescribable. Truly a world-class beer that all beer lovers should experience.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,605 ratings
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