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


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RATINGS: 4314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftyHare (8) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle pours dark brown with light foamy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and dried fruit. Tastes of plum, bread, yeast, brown sugar and spice. Very smooth and refreshing with plenty of champagne-like fizz and alcohol. Lacks the layering and finish of some other abbey ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (265) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 13, 2016
Appearance: deep brown, slight head Aroma: raisin, plums, fruits Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: similar to Aroma, plums, raisins, caramel, no alcohol despite the 10% Overall: great quadruple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (245) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2016
Very good, classic Belgian quadupel. Lots of dried fruits and esters, nice warming feeling and good mouthfeel. Lacking some of the complexity of Rochefort and Westvleteren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (876) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2016
Bottled aged for 2.5 years. Brown color with tones of yeast swimming in the glass. Soapy head. Fantastic aroma of grape juice, caramel, plums, plum marmalade, some sweet red wine, blue berries. Taste mirrors the aroma plus tons of caramel, red grapes. Alcohol completely hidden. Overall mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mats1337 (16) - POLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Aromat delikatny, ale bogaty, przede wszystkim słodowość i karmelowość. Do tego suszone owoce, w miare ocieplania sie coraz mocniejsze. Barwa głęboko bursztynowa, przechodząca w miedziany, lekko zamglony. Piana dosyc wysoka, średniopęcherzykowa, szybko opadła. W smaku - lekka słodowość, po czym przychodzą mocne suszone owoce. Piwo słodkie, z lekko gorzkim finiszem. Czuć alkohol, ale szlachetny, lekko grzejący w przełyk. Piwo dosyć nasycone, zdradliwie pijalne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daenelyn (13) - - OCT 1, 2016
Belle robe ambrée claire, très bon goût très goût sans aucune amertume. A tester absolument

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Drinking a 2007 bottle in 2016. Pours a rich brown. Aroma of sweet buns, toffee, and earthiness. Flavor is soft and slightly oily with a hint of coffee and toffee. Smooth, and comforting. I do not know if I should have drunk it earlier and kept some of the rawness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogniskowicz (720) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Aromat suszonych owoców, nalewki wiśniowej, rodzynek, brzoskwiń z nutą alkoholu, karmelu i gumy balonowej. Smak podobny, zresztą tutaj nie ma co dużo pisać, to wspaniałe piwo, jeden z najlepszych przedstawicieli stylu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biir (820) - Berlin, - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle - clear dark brown color, small but stable slightly brown head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, dark malts. Very high carbo on the tongue. Medium sweet. Finish is Sherry, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pilsnertest (96) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
Magnum bottle 2013 vintage. Lots of carbonation. Yeasty, caramel, fudge and roasted bread. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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