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


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RATINGS: 3859   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.

FishBizkit's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Extremely good beer, the flavor isn’t overpowering, there is barely any hops, and the malt isn’t extremely strong or overbearing. Refreshing and slightly thick but not syrupy or watery. Great, great balancing. No bitterness. Great hearty beer. -Fish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tonypreto (115) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
11.2 oz bottle poured into chalice. Could review, but honestly the description depicted it perfectly. Alcohol is masked well, hops, yeast and melt ell present in the taste and nose with a hint of fruit notes as well. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mackeon (57) - - DEC 17, 2014
One of the very best abbey beers. Great palate, fantastic aroma, and beautiful in the glass, this is among the greatest in the world. Not so sure about that label, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlieFields (4) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bottle (33 cl.) from 2D2Dspuma (Barcelona). Aroma: Roasted malts, hops, fruits, alcohol. Appearance: Dark brown color, cloudy liquid, frothy and tan head. Taste: Heavy bitterness, light sweetness. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (9) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
It has a good perfume, but does not appear so easily to our sense. Dark brown beer, moderately cloudy, with a thick beige foam, forming high and lowered just to keep for a long time, a low to medium height. With a high alcohol content, this beautiful beer remains smooth and balanced. Very complex and intense. Aroma and flavor are levemento burned caramel, brown sugar and cocoa. A fruity touch, black fruits, complements the range of attributes. Its flavor explodes with ease. Your Aftertaste is super persistent and maintains the exact characteristics of flavor that will prolong the striking rustic for nice rustic. The creaminess of the foam, mouthfeel, smoothness even 10% alcohol impresses this drink. The aroma and taste, I would say that there are beers that are more complex than this, but the hard thing is to have this balance, respect a perfect drinkability which lets you take sips and gulps without even going near seasick. A true relative of Westvleteren 12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bootlegger007 (64) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a dark tawny with heavy particulates with a small off white head, earthy aroma very complex beer, grain, hay, spice and fruits had a soft carbonation but very lively in the mouth, sweat across the palate excellent example of a trappist

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. This was a really tasty beer. One of the better ales I’ve ever tasted definitely in my top beers. Amber in color with a really nice head. Aroma is dried fruit, with a complex whiff. Taste was complex but pleasant.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbillon (5) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
purtroppo separata dalla "regina" delle birre (westvleteren) non ha però perso la sua qualità...birra che deve essere sorseggiata per rilevare i sapori di nocciola e frutta con un retrogusto di banana. Una birra che al palato è dolce pur essendo una birra a doppio malto! prodotto a mio parere notevole!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nicocanta (42) - - DEC 12, 2014
Grosse déception. Produit qui me semble tellement surévalué. Je n’arrive pas à comprendre la comparaison qui peut être faite avec la westvleteren. Peut être le même brasseur mais pas du tout le même rendu. Et, n’en déplaise à certains, je persiste à être dérangé par un genre de goût doux.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForlornHope (93) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a deep red-brown colour, with just a hint of red showing against the light. Small white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, fruit and peppery hop. So peppery a deep sniff makes the nose tingle! Taste is sweet to start but there is also a deep bitterness. Exceptional palate. Lively on the tongue, there is no doubt that this is a strong beer. Creamy, rich and satisfying with a long finish ending dry and leading you back for more. This is a world-class beer in every way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (582) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2014
Cloudy brown color, small off-white head. Aroma of berries, raisin, dark sugar, alcohol and yeast. Taste is same, alcohol is noticeable. Heavy sweetness. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Sugary finish. Expected much more.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

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