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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4031   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Deep colour. Slim foam. Elegant. Sweet fruits. Oh well, the taste is so belgian I got a sudden craving of waffles. Great, just awesome. If I were a monk (or not) I’d brew and drink this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hednom (92) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl, pours a Brown colour with a beige head, aroma of fruits and candy, dry and warming aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
A dark beer with an excellent complex taste with little bitterness making it smooth at the same time. It’s very easy to finish this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
funcut (391) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2015
Napokon sam krenuo u ispijanje piva u lokalnoj piceriji VIVA u Sibeniku koja je povecala ponudu piva ...ima veliki izbor i medju njima i ovo pivo... odlicno pivo super jakog okusa ...dosta se osjeti alkohol ...ovo je za popiti jedno pivo iz gusta ..dobra kvaliteta ..

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (587) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 14, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of lollipop and garden berries... the taste is caramel with notes of plum, bisquit, raisin, vanilla and some spices... the aftertaste is sweet, spicy, dry and warming...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (134) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 11, 2015
яркий аромат, во вкусе немного карамел& совсем легкая горчинк& сильная карбони& немного ощущает& крепост&

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (415) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Somehow I missed rating this.......From memory. Poured a deep amber color, clear, and small tan head. Aromas were typical of this style (at least what I get from them) with plum, caramel, vanilla, raisin, and bread. Flavor followed the nose and was very smooth at 10%. A friend and I split the 750 size bottle. Medium body type, creamy texture, good carbonation. Don’t remember any bitter at all. Slightly dry on the finish, but smooth drinking beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 A fantastic beer. Creamy and smooth, dark with big head, caramel, coffee, fruit. Very balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jamaty (1156) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Grandiosa. Color castaño oscuro. Poca espuma, es lo de menos. Aroma delicioso a clavo, fruta y dulce malta. Sabor extraordinario. Piensa un matiz y ahí está. Frutas. Cafe. Caramelo. Hierbas. Especias. Cuerpazo. Final contundente donde sale bastante el alcohol redondeando el conjunto, sobresaliente. La reina entre las reinas de las Bernardus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
plaugher (255) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz bottle into a chalice. Pours a cloudy brown with a few peripheral ruby notes, slight tan head. Big-time nose of dried fruit, caramel and bready malts. Flavour-wise, plum, caramel, raisins. Bittersweet finish. Rich, bold, complex, and simply gorgeous.


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