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St. Bernardus Abt 12

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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Watou, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory coloured beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally genuine aroma, the beer can be smoothly tasted. The Abt has a very fruity flavour.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mindwarp (17) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip glass---Pours a dark amber with a red tint. Big head, lots of bubbles. Nice sweet smell. Taste has kind of a plummy grapey thing going on, nice. Typical body and carbonation for this style of ale. Over all I like this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
RumorsSteve (8) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014 does not count
While similar the Trappest 10 its not quiet there. I prefer Sierra Nevada Olivia Quad at a fraction on the price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (205) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown caramel with active carb and a fluffy light tan head. The aroma is yeast, dark dried fruit, and burnt sugar. The taste adds malted barley, chocolate, raisin, plum, and maple syrup. The palate has a rich feel and high carb. Complex, balanced, Really awesome overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kleurplaatje (2) - - APR 23, 2014 does not count
The Abt 12 is possibly the best beer within its niche. Fruity at the beginning, followed by a mild roasty taste in the middle. The finish is lightly bitter and sweet and evolves into a warm aftertaste which strengthens the complex flavours that this beer encompasses. Enjoy this beer slowly. Sip it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
samzim (104) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Scent of caramel, yeast, dates, and malt. Opaque, near black colour. Flavours f chocolate, dried fruit, coffee, burnt sugar, and coffee. Sweetness with light bitterness and mild carbonation. Quite delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdb84 (11) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
Heerlijk trappistenbier zoals hij hoort: een echt donker speciaalbier met een toets van karamel (in tegenstelling tot vele anderen waarbij het zoet overheerst). Robuust en vol, maar toch relatief licht op de maag. Aanrader!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Pours dark brown, with off-white head. Malt, yeast and slightly roasted. Very malty, caramel and chocolate flavour. With a nice bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (99) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Blind quad test against Pannepot, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. - Aroma on this one is much more yeast then the others, also a bit more spicy, some licorice and a lot of raisin. Taste is not the general dark fruits, this is pure raisin, quite spicy, a lingering mouthfeel and drier compared to the others, yeast has a bigger role in general on this one, quite rough, but i can get how people like it, itís quite different than the others.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kolymaTram (8) - brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014 does not count
no discussion for being a top beer - although less known than the Westvleteren12, itís almost 100% similar. Nicer from cellar temp than fridge temp, much smoother & richer taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (129) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Bready spicy yeasty aroma. Big bubbly taste. Spicy with very malty bready finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Not bad for this style.


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