St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BA SCORE
4.46/5
9,581 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:
#149
Reviews:
2,804
Ratings:
9,581
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
783
Gots:
2,634
Trade:
49
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Appearance: dark brown, creamy one finger head

Smell: Vanilla, fruitcake, Brown sugar, stone fruits, old wood, burnt sugars

Taste: Very smooth mild bitterness, slightly muddled in a good way. Overlapping of flavors, Dark liquid candy, sweet, stone fruits in sugar, old wood, fruitcake, jelly.

Mouth feel: high carbonation, fuller mouth feel the warmer it gets, very smooth

Overall: It's an Amazing beer, sweet but not cloying, light bitterness but without harshness, very smooth for a high alcohol beer, the alcohol hides very well, The flavors muddle together in a perfect balance without one over powering the other, Dark fruits take hold as the slight bitterness pushes back with maybe some lighter fruits popping through, old wood seems to be in there too. But everything layers over each other and gives it a great quality. Reminds me of an old plum tree.

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**Purchased in Bruges, Belgium

Appearance: pours a murky, coppery-brown, thick off-white head, sticky head,

Aroma: nutty, dark fruit (fig, raisin, date), brown banana, sweet caramel malt, dark Munich malt

Taste: complex, malt hits first with a caramel/nutty smoothness, followed by notes of raisin, fig, and date, slight brown banana taste, and then finishes with a slight noble hop bitterness; can detect the heightened alcoholic percentage on the finish, but not more than you should be able to in a Quad

Mouthfeel: full bodied, slight prickle from carbonation, pleasantly mouth coating

Overall Impression: World Class ale, stays true to Quad style but reaches higher than most when it comes to overall complexity of taste and inviting aroma. As soon as I cracked the top off the bottle, the complex aroma hit me. Truly a joy to sift through the many flavors and depth of this beer.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,581 ratings
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