St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

9,483 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured into a GI Tulip/Flute

A: pours a nice dark brown with dark ruby tints when held up to the light. it created a solid 2 fingers worth of foamy head formation that is going nowhere fast. even after 2 minutes it still is holding strong.

S: big bread and Belgian yeasts, bubble gum, slight sweet caramel, malt, citrus and darker fruits

T: simply a very well balanced brew. Again, very nice bread notes, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, raisins and plums, citrus, and just a slight touch of chocolate. Nice subtle bubblegum/sugar candy notes create a bit more complexity. Big smooth finish.

M: very nice carbonation, solid medium bodied, and it coats the palate with a awesome sugar candy and bready note.

O: just a terrific brew all the way around. extremely well balanced for its big complexity. I thought this was underwhelming a couple years ago when I last had this, but man, I am really am enjoying this brew now. Definitely going out to buy a few more and sit on these for some time to see how this develops.

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Photo of juanbon
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Bashao
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours dark broune from the bottle. Nice foam head that didn't last long.

Smell: Very strong malty smells. Gives a feelling that it's gonna be a good beer.

Taste: Very strong malty taste, strong hops bitterness. Great taste for a strong beer.

Mouthfeel: Very full body but was very highly carbonated. The side effect of this beer is burping every couple of sips.

Overall: A very good beer. I had enjoyed it very much.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,483 ratings.
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