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St. Bernardus Abt 12 Special Edition

Formerly brewed at St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is recognized as one of the best ales in the world. For the occasion 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Homer! A: Mahogany body with a drifting creme head. Legs. N: Raisin, prune, toffee, rye bread, peppercorn, damp leaves, biscuit, some fig. Toast. Light T: Sweet and a touch bitter. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Excellent beer. Aging great. Bready and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Muddy Sedona red with a tightly packed cream head that left a spattering of sudsy, soapy lacing. Loads of plum, brown sugar, flaky pie crust and honey-baked biscuit. Invisible ABV makes this dangerously drinkable! Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
corked and caged bottle. Another oldie but goodie pulled from the back of my fridge. took forever to get the cork off. pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. I’m surprised how long the head is staying around for. lots of lacing in the glass. more malty than anything on the nose. very smooth on the tongue. Hides it’s 11% very well. I can’t say there’s a lot of rich and robust flavor going on but it’s still very drinkable which makes it very dangerous. another solid beer from St. Bernardus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to homer321! Apperance is muddy brown with frothy white head. Aroma, wow, sherry, bread, rasins, cherry, and caramel. Taste is dark fruit, sweet caramel, with a smooth toffee like finish. This is pretty old now I guess (bottled in 2006) and it certainly shows in both aroma and taste, very tasty though. Very happy I finally tried this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle to chalice Caramel, molasses, vanilla, basil. Dark cloudy brown, thin creamy head. Taste is caramel with lots of malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a hazed brown amber with a thin beige head. Big malt and sweet candied fruit. Malt and spice, warm malt. Candied malt, a bit of caramel. Sweet and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Etched glass bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of oak, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and dark sugar. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Raisin, plum and rich dark sugars. Cleanish copper brown with a decent beige head. Tastes as it smells, with a nice malty sugary base and finish. Quite nice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet fruited malt aromas, very Belgian. Super sweet malt, some spice and candy tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4768) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours rather unclear brown . Small white head . Smell is sweet, dark sugar, yeast . Taste is sweet, dark sugar . Candy sugar to be more specific . less yeasty than the regular and more sweet . OK though

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