St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an excellent fluffy head which shows strong retention. Colour is medium-dark deep red brown. Highly effervescent, and it shows really solid lacing.

The aroma is characteristically fully of dark cherries, and a rich yet subtle sweetness. Some dark toffee and fudge notes, caramel malt. A bit of a plumy character and a gentle caramel maltiness.

Flavour is impecable, it starts with a very full malty sweetness. Shows layers of complexity with plenty of dark fruit flavour. It is lively and very rich at the same time, with remarkable balance. Then a lot dryer toward the end, slightly acidic. This flavour of dry cherries, and aged red wine vinegar lingers on.

Mouthfeel is very big and full. It has a smooth and creamy feel, accentuated with the carbonation. Very rich, but not overly heavy. Alcohol is noticeable but blends in very well. This is very drinkable and a treat on the palate.

A very excellent quad to be sure. Not over sweet, with a very good complexity and highly interesting and pleasing to drink. Should be sought out and tried.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Photo of SamJory
4.97/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle kept at cellar temperature then chilled for 20 minutes in the fridge.

Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy off-white head which results in some nice sticky lacing.

Aromas of dark dried fruits - think figs, prunes, raisins. Also some fruity belgian yeast.

Really full bodied on the palate, the nose matches the taste with a slightly bitter burnt sugar note as well, and surprisingly not overly sweet although there is some sweetness there given the high abv.

Silky smooth, fairly viscous mouthfeel. This is everything you want in a beer, had it recently and it was hands down one of the best beers I have ever had!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark brown topped with two fingers of fluffy off-white head, nice lacing.

S- Sweet malty aroma, lots of caramel, yeast, booze and some fruit. The fruit aspect of the aroma is really great.

T- Lots of sweet fruit, plums, figs, followed by chocolatey, caramel-like malt and nuts. Some booze on the back end especially as it warms.

M- Full-bodied, creamy, slightly sticky feel, a bit of boozy warmth. Very nice.

O- A very nice quad, very flavorful and great for sipping.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,701 ratings