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St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition")St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition")

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewer: The St.Bernardus Abt 12 is recognized as one of the best ales in the World. For the occassion of our 60th Anniversary our Brewmaster Bert Van Hecke created a unique and special variety of the St. Bernardus Abt 12. This 'Special Edition' contains hops from Poperinge: Challenger and Golding, and has been brewed with black, amber, Munich and pale ale malts. Alc. 11% Vol.

Added by Todd on 05-08-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy copper body. Khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Oxidized. Cardboard, not sherry. Fruity malt. A bit of yeast.

Taste - Caramel. Some dark fruits. Oxidation kicks in shortly thereafter. Cardboard that doesn't improve it.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Cardboard. Slick body.

Overall - Just too old. Not even as good as the regular St. Bernardus.

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

A: Poured a cloudy mahogany (dark brown with some subtle hints of red). The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface of the beer, though thicker at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Strong aroma of sweet malts with some hints of caramel, lots of dark fruit, and the definite presence of the yeast.

T: A very complex flavor profile to this beer. It starts out with some very sweet malts showing hints of caramel + toffee, that is followed by lots of dark fruit, and finally the finish is yeasty (like the stuff you normally get at just the bottom of the bottle). There are some hints of spices that are normally associated with the yeast as well which linger.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very smooth.

O: Really a lot better than the standard St Bernardus 12 (which is a phenomenal beer). Great flavor, wonderfully enticing aroma, and looks great in the glass. It aged really well and I'm glad I had the opportunity to share this one with some friends. Would jump at the chance to have this one again if I came across it.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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