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


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RATINGS: 4260   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (428) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
Brun i färgen. Stall och jäst i smaken. Lite frissig och lite för kolsyrad. En liten besvikelse lite för lätt smak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AaronMurphy (4) - - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
Seriously best fucking beer ever. A fifth of the price of Westvlteren. This is the real deal. Seriously that’s it, go with the cheeky monk. He knows beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
comperchris (74) - - MAY 28, 2016
Lovely. Pours a lovely dark with good head. Be careful with the yeast, there is a lot of heavy yeast at the bottom. Tastes lovely, certainly in my top 5 and dare I say it challenges the mighty Rochefort 10? Maybe not but I certainly had to think about it which is high praise indeed.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (134) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Tap@Søernes. Pours hazy brown with low offwhite head. Aroma is complex and sweet with caramel, dried fruit like prune and fig and coriander in the end. A bit of roasted maltiness too. Hints of winegum. Taste is sweet and complex with dried fruits, caramel, light and brown malts and slightly spicy. Ends in moderate bitterness with high drinkability, despite the alcohol level. Great one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mliga (5) - POLAND - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Wygląda przepięknie, choć nie obraziłbym się jakby było klarowne. Ładna piana, choć nietrwała. W aromacie czuję głownie przyprawy. Smakuje tak jak pachnie, alkohol super schowany. Bardzo dobre piwo/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Nutty flavour and very smooth. Amazingly easy to drink considering its strength. Cant understand why I haven’t tried this one before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aukedebier (3) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Bought a 75cl bottle from an internet site. Gives a nice beige head when poured. Co2 is well balanced. Smell is a bit of alcohol and banana. Taste is malty and dried fruit. Mostly dried plum. Nicely hopped, and the alcohol is hidden. Something all beer lovers should taste once. Bought this one because West Vletteren is hard to get and expensive. They say it is a good clone..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
datrael (131) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Aromat średnio intensywny, ale jak na abta przystało bardzo przyjemny - figi, ciemne owoce, fenole, nalewka z aronii, wiele tu można wyczuć, można wąchać i wąchać. Z wyglądu ciemno brunatna ciecz z beżową, początkowo dumną, potem nieco skromniejszą czapą piany. Smak, tak jak aromat bardzo bogaty - ciemne owoce, figa, rodzynki, nieco wytrawnego wina, nieco aroniowej nalewki, troszkę alkoholu, ale z gatunku tych przyjemnych, rozgrzewających, fenole. Piwo degustacyjne, deserowe, cudnie bogate, zachęcające do samotnej spokojnej degustacji, skupienia. Świetne piwo, kolejna z belgijskich perełek, którą można wielokrotnie powtarzać.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (205) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
33cl bottle at home. pours a dark brown colour with a reddish glow which has a big frothy beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, dried fruits, caramel, candy sugar, malts, raisins, red fruits, prunes. Taste is fairly sweet, soft bitter with a warming boozy finish. notes of caramel, malts, raisins, yeast, liquorice, prunes, candy sugar, dates. Texture is sticky, full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 16, 2016
Tap. Brown, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish.

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