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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: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Dunkel hefiger Antrunk, leichte Röstigkeit. Würzig, trocken, geringe Röstigkeit. Brotig, rund, gut. 11/11/11/13/12/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6132) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5085) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3582) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2434) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackmetal (185) - 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.

   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.

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