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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: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is difficult to find something lacking in something this special.

The brew has a gorgeous ambery reddish brown color. Pours out a very sturdy head that will lace the glass the entire way down. the taste is so malty and sweet it will explode every taste bud in your mouth. The carbonation is perfect. small and giganitic bubbles in balance.

overall this a great experience, one to be shared with friends and family. share a few of these tasty babies and you'll be singing and toasting together in no time.

celibacy aside, being a Trappist monk must be great.. pray to God all day- drink this heavenly nectar all night.

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A - an opaque, murky caramel brown. a vigorous pour yields 3 fingers worth of off white tightly packed bubbly head. it dissipates slowly to a thin film. thick gobs of lacing on the glass.

S - nose is subtle and dark. dark spices of licorice, brown sugar, ground black pepper and cardamom meld with dark fruit notes of plums and cherries. there is also a faint leafy green note

T - a gentle malt sweetness on the front of the tongue with peppery spice notes rising quickly there after. as it warms mid palate fruit esters mix with the malt sweetness to create candied fruit such as sugar coated dates. finish is long and spicy with quite a bit of pleasant alcohol warmth.

M - the body is on the lighter side of medium with an almost crisp texture. medium carbonation.

O - a great example of a Quad/BSDA.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A: Hazy dark brown with ruby highlights. Small off-white head forms on top of medium visible carbonation.

S: Fruity (cherry, apple, pear) with caramelized sugar, dark fruits, and sweet malt.

T: Follows, although less fruity than, the nose. Sweet malt, apple/pear/grape fruit flavors, caramelized sugar. Dry finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol for style.

O: Tasty as always, and truly an easily obtainable benchmark of style.

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11.2 oz. bottle poured into a goblet

Pours a dark caramel-colored beige with a beautiful, fluffy off-white two finger head. Gorgeous lacing. The smell of fruit perhaps, plum, black cherries and a bit of fig on the nose, sweet malt, and spice as well. Initially clove and pleasant spice dominate giving way to sweet malt, dark fruit, and yeasty esters. Finishes sweet with pleasant alcoholic warmth. Perfect smooth, creamy mouthfeel. A near perfect beer and one of the best brews I've had the privilege of drinking.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,606 ratings
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