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St. Bernardus Abt 12 Special Edition

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
100
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Formerly brewed at St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours a nice deep amber with a medium tan head...lt sediment. Aroma smells like grape bubbalicious! Flavor has mild grape bubblegum, nice raisin and fig...some faint caramel with a touch of leather...lots going on. Mouthfeel is medium and silky smooth with a dry leather/raisin finish. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
18th January 2010
Cloudy dark brown beer. Frothy off white head. Soft frothy head. Light cocoa and raspberry and other red fruits. Light softish palate. Beer has the same flavours as the head adding some cherry. Light and frothy - hides the alcohol very well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
2nd last bottle, best before 10/10/11. Ruby mahogany with a creamy biege head. Don’t find this very oxidized at all - mostly like an intense aged St Bernardus. Muted Belgian yeast with some candied sugar, malts, some plum and raisin, toffee, bit of tortuga rum cake, some vanilla and mmmmmm. Moderate but pleasant carbonation, full body, slightly sweet with a nice Belgian yeast with vanilla and toffee. Becomes quite dry, long finish, delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackmetal (115) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Much like the standard 12, but perhaps a little more sharp. No mjor diversion from the 12 but it doesn’t need to be.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
750 ml bottle from Phaleslu. Pours dark amber with some sedimentation in suspension . Aroma is candies sugar, belgian yeast, caramel, fruit. Taste is sweet. Full bodied. Smooth finish. Excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
750ml bottle. Old Rating. Loved the box so much that it still sits on my shelf. The original Abt 12 is one of my favorites, this did have a little bit more to it. Huge pour with crazy tall white head that laces and stays. Dark but light-cutting brown. Huge rising flavor that is slightly metallic, robust and effervescent. High carbonation that bitters a touch. SE did have more hop depth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle (thank to hannonT)... Poured deep, dense reddish/brown with a tan head. Heavy with booze and malt sweetness. Tasted grains, caramel sweetness. Dark fruits like plums and figs, cocoa, and big yeast esters towards the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin. Pours a chunky and hazy brown with a thin tan head. Toasty, nutty aroma with fruity nuts. Hints of strawberry. Flavor sweet and malty. Very nutty and toasty. Dry bitter finish. Goes down pretty easy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Crushed with Jakebra. Aged for about 3 years. A bit oxidized, but still pretty damn good. Lots of dark fruits and yeast flavor with a hint of booze. Wonderful mouthfeel. A pretty intense beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Thanks Chuck! Pour is dark brown with some slight red tints and a gigantic bubbling tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisins, fig newtons, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet at first but transitions nicely. Yeasty finish with notes of dried bananas, light chocolate, and slight booze. This has aged very well over the 5 years or so, great Quad!


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