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


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RATINGS: 3749   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
The aroma is malt, caramel a touch of raisin/fig and a slight floral. Pours a cloudy copper/amber brown with mostly diminishing big light brown head and excellent lacing. The taste is a light bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish light bitter. Overall not as good as I remember but I have another aging and we’ll see how that goes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
Nice caramel aroma, spicey, a bit hoppy, alcohol at the ending, medium carbonisation, sweet beer with medium notes of bitterness. Better when cooled. Really great brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Butelka 0,33l Nr . warki A 21 03 18. Barwa rubinowo herbaciana. Piana niska, musująca jak w napoju gazowanym - pojawia się i błyskawicznie znika. W aromacie karmel, śliwki, wiśnie, mokry karton. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny, ma w sobie coś z rozpuszczalnika. W smaku silny i dominujący karmel, w tle nieco śliwek, rodzynek. Alkohol wyczuwalny, lekko gryzący. Obecny mokry karton. Goryczka niska. Płaskie, nudne z wadami - spore rozczarowanie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (127) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2014
Color castaño claro un tanto turbio, media cabeza de espuma beige permaneciendo una fina capa en la copa; en nariz aromas a malta tostada, caramelo y frutos del bosque; en boca entrada suave con bastante carbónico, notas a especias y algo de naranja, amargor equilibrado con alcohol bien integrado, pos gusto algo picante; esperaba una cerveza un poco más compleja.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milo91hd (100) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Bottiglia da 75. quadrupel favolosa con un bel colore marrone scuro e una schiuma abbondante e abbastanza persistente, all’arome risalta caramello e frutta scura, corpo bello rotondo e consistente con una buona carbonazione, i 10 gradi non si fanno sentire

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (127) - - AUG 10, 2014
Lovely beer, doesn’t taste like 10% :) ............................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
This beautiful dark brown beer has a thick creamy head. It has the aroma of sour grapes and sweet fruity flavors develop into a smokey malty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (68) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a ruby red with a slight brown. Nice light tan head which lasts. Roasted malt, hazelnut and strong tea aromas. Taste has wood with a tea linger has almost a light rum finish. hides the 10% VERY well when cold. As it warms you get the boozy sting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JLPetter (8) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers you can get, just read the description of this beer, I can not describe the fullness of the flavour, the complexity of this beer, it’s awesome and you missed something in your live if you haven’t tasted it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tpaz1913 (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
Strong head, dissipates after a few sips. Rich bronze color, slightly hazy. Flavor is rich with csrmel, a deep malt, and a slight alcohol finish. Quintessential Belgian quad, fantastic beer.

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