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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Doing a quad vertical with Rochefort 10, first impression is this is going to be a lot better. Two finger fluffy off white head, reduced to some nice airy lumps with some decent lacing. Body is dark brown and murky with a lot of suspended yeast, looks very thick.

S - Very phenolic, alcohol, slight fruit, caramel, nice malt character behind some brash phenol/alcohol notes.

T - Very fruity, really nice banana character. definitely a lot of malt, and candy sugar, lots of molasses notes. The yeast bouquet dominates this beer and it is simply delicious. Finishing hops and pepper yeast character at the end provide a nice refreshing bitterness, makes me crave more.

M - a little heavy ample carbonation. certainly finishes dry, what I would expect for the style.

O - As aforementioned, doing a vertical with Rochefort 10 tonight, this beer is much more awesome, simply put. I would think personally that this is what a quad should taste like. Very complex taste, and pure Belgian from the very fruity dominant yeast character.

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Poured a reddish, mahogany color that moved into the head and gave it an almost purple look.

Smell was full of bready malt, dried grape, raisin, date, and plum like fragrance.

The tastes follow the nose with bread, malts and raisin. Touches of apple and fleeting citrus are towards the back.

Old world taste but oh so good!

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,622 ratings
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