St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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98
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9,476 Ratings
St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Abt 12
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,476
Reviews:
2,784
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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766
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2,567
For Trade:
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Poured from a 750 ml Cork & Cage Best before date: 7/24/2016. (Refrigerator temperature upon popping the cork *light white smoke from the bottle)

Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Very dark brown fading to a dark tan toward the bottom of the glass held up to a natural light source. Poured a 2 finger head with beautiful lacing.

S: Rich but balanced smell, Almost difficult to describe.. Raisins, Plums, A ever so slight aroma of alcohol.

T: For me.. Luxurious.. A light/medium carbonation hides this beers 10+% alcohol content EXTREMELY well. Sweet burnt caramel, Raisins, a taste of Honey come to my mind quickly, but this beer is much more complex to the taste then I can describe. I am writing this review on the last of 3 equal pours from this bottle. Taste has become extremely more pronounced as this beer has warmed to proper serving temperature.

M: Personally a little less intruding to the palate compared to a Rochefort 10. Also deceivingly a little lighter also most likely due to a bit more carbonation. best thing I can use to describe it is ... Silk

O: my favorite Belgian Quad. Working at a beverage center that distributes over 1200 beers, Including over 175 Belgian selections. The discount I receive from this job allows this to be my "GO TO" beer. I can not get over it. I always have at least a 4 pack on hand.

note: Tasting was paired wonderfully with 8 slices of thick cut smoked bacon.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,476 ratings.
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