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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: 577   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Very deep burgundy brown color with great head. Very strong sour yeasty aroma. Flavor is quite sour and a bit hoppier than the regular Abt 12. Not as good as the regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6946) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy hazel, medium beige head, long lasting, none lacing. Aroma is malty, Belgian spice, dates, figs, candi sugar, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, rich and malty. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
had this awhile ago just getting around to rating it. pours Mahogany with a off white head. aroma molasses, sherry, raisins, caramel, Malt, alcohol. flavor cherry, fig, dried fruits, vanilla yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pours a clear amber with visible carbonation with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of fruit, Belgian yeast and some sweet grains with a bit of caramel. Flavor combines caramel and sweet grain with a bit of Belgian yeast and light fruit supporting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Man, one of the beers on my very short list of have to haves. This is awesome. Plays like regular Abt 12, plus a little mint on the nose. 10 years and itís aged remarkably well. What a privilege to try! Thanks John!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bomber shared by John, thanks for sharing this whale. Caramel brown pour. Amazing sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste follows, so smooth and delicious. Glad I got to try this, amazing beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubin77 (1100) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2015
F: pale brown, stable, creamy. C: dark red/amber, hazy. A: caramel, molasses, cherries, cherry, raisins, wine, oak, some bread, some ďgood mustyĒ tones, plums, dates, even some mint like tones. T: 0,75l bottle from Zottegem beer fest, BB: 18/10/2011, more than 9 years old beer, full complex body, malty caramel, toffee, cherries, wine warm tones, vanilla, sweet plums, some spicy, oak, brown sugar, little chocolate, alcohol warming after finish, smooth, fair carbonation, simply on of the best quad, a must to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1952) - 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 (3014) - 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 (4232) - 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. Iím 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 itís 11% very well. I canít say thereís a lot of rich and robust flavor going on but itís 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 (1001) - 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.

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