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St. Bernardus Abt 12 Special Edition

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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle share courtesy of Homer321. Dark brown pour with medium thick off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar and carmel. Lots of caramel flavor, very chewy and a little flat but very enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
bottle I bought at Knightly Spirits more than a few yeard ago. pous a light brown with garnett highlights. initially a moderate head, off white, but fades quickly. moderate lacing. nose is lightly dusty like munich malt. soft fruits. no alcohol in nose. initial taste is sweet but dries out very quickly. leaves a fruity taste, like a fruit roll up without all the sugar. a little alcohol warming after the finish, but all smooth. wow, for an old rotting beer, this sure tastes good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
zacooney (4) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers...nothing negative to say about this beer...if you like strong go with thr abt 12

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
I’ve been sitting on this one forever, today’s the day. Spicy yeasty notes on nose. Dark brown color and good lace, this is clearly a big boy beer. Cane sugar on the palate, with the small amount of booze too

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2187) - London area, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2010 rating. Appears slightly hazy dark reddish brown. Smell is candy sugar, rich malt and dark fruit. Taste follows the nose. It is smooth and elegant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Hazy, brown pour with a white head. Aroma is grapes, plums, alcohol, and vanilla. Taste is yeast, dark fruit, alcohol, and a little chocolate. Great finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12659) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Dunkel hefiger Antrunk, leichte Röstigkeit. Würzig, trocken, geringe Röstigkeit. Brotig, rund, gut. 11/11/11/13/12/12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Drank at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing. The beer pours a brown color with a small head. The aroma is fairly sweet with a good dose of brown sugar, raisins and caramel malt. The flavor is more of the same. The caramel malt and candy sugar sweetness are very nice. I also get a little bit of dark fruit - mainly raisins with a bit of cherry - as well as well as just a little bit of alcohol. Very nice and very glad I got to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle shared in Chicago, poured a dark brown color, aromas of yeast, dark pitted fruit, dates, rasins, and some light leather. Flavors are the same, medium carbonation, the flavors were nice, and balanced. Didn’t taste like the abv suggested it would be, a real nice beer overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2996) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
I popped a bottle of this and shared it with Matt and his wife tonight. A: Hazelnut brown with a gigantic tan head that leaves plentiful lacing. S: Incredibly wonderful scents of Belgian yeast, dark fruits. T: Again - wonderful. This is a world class quadrupel. A notch above the standard Abt 12. The yeast character/flavor is just outstanding. M: Coats the palate and leaves a long lingering yeast aftertaste. D: Second only to Westvleteren 12 as the best Belgian quad I have ever tasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-01-2010


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