St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

BA SCORE
98
world-class
9,541 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:
9,541
Reviews:
2,796
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
776
Gots:
2,609
For Trade:
50
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Photo of bmaslakov
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pletser
3.26/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chianti
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
3.89/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep red with massive head and thick complex lacing.

Flavors are burnt pearl sugar, alcohol astringency, sweet malts and more sugar. There is some faint hops in the background, and they accentuate the otherwise demure carbonation.

Pretty good.

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Photo of thingsBEER
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandalf
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FyreStorm
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rihup
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dbbrown85
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aromas of dark chocolate. Very bready and yeasty, with touches of molasses and dark fruit. Has the rich carbonation i come to love with quads. Its "world class" rating is much deserved. 10% abv is really easy drinking

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Photo of priley
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjgsilva
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dobbsyo
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paddy_met123
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good, but it almost felt like too much

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Photo of beefbucket
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowball
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark body with a light and fluffy head. A boozy smell mixed with spice and dark fruit. Leaves a spotty mess all over the glass from the lacing. 10% ABV but goes down wonderfully smooth. One of my favorites for sure~

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown but looks a bit clearer than some other trappist beers I've tried, with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is complex and wonderfully enticing: Molasses, dark ripe berries and cherries, vanilla, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of sweet oaky bourbon come to mind. Taste follows the aromas with emphasis on the sweet aspects and the addition of a bit of astringency, and some bitterness and alcohol spice on the finish. Overall: Incredibly layered and drinkable, although I don't feel that it hides the alcohol as well as others contend.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV St. Bernardus Abt 12, 10% ABV, 22 IBU. Pours medium viscosity an dark copper, with a huge off-white persistent head. Nose is malt and slight fruit, taste follows, with a moderate bitter close. Some alcohol taste. Mouthfeel is excellent, overall excellent.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.42 out of 5 based on 9,541 ratings.
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