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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a St Bernrdus goblet.

A- dark amber/brownish with a 2" light tan head.

S- dark fruits, yeast, alcohol

T- light candi sugar, dark fruits, slight chocolate flavor.

M- medium body, high carbonation.

O- just ok. Tastes a lot like the 8, just a little thicker.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Hazed brown/amber color, on a light side. Huge head, about two inches, doesn't stay too long though, leaving virtually no lace.

S: Very fresh, bright nose of clove and fruits. Quite fruity. Lots of sweetness. Very enticing.

T/M: Clove and fruitiness again. Very sweet with a slight touch of sourness. And these sour notes balance malt sweetness quite nicely. Good carbonation, just enough to bring the taste forward with the touch of effervescence. Full body, not viscous. Again, pronounced freshness in the mouth feel. Alcohol is evident, but lurking, not straight forward. After a while (of drinking) the sourness comes forward more. Or maybe it's because I like it and tend to "seek". Alcohol becomes a little more noticeable, it's combined effect, I guess

Simply excellent brew! Very smooth and extremely easily drinkable. Everything is so nicely balanced.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 9,661 ratings
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