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


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RATINGS: 4235   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (350) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: moutzoetig, brood, kandij, pruimen, alcoholisch en zelfs wat anijs. Smaak: zoetig, dadels, wat anijs en vleugje zout. Mooie balans. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: warm alcoholisch en zoetig, karamel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Powerage71 (14) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2016
Cerveza oscura deliciosa, muy similar a Westlvteren XII, personalmente me gusta mas la autentica pero es una cerveza fantástica!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (105) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Shared a bottle with a friend, pours milky brown with a tan head and fairly high carbination level. Definitely has complex nose and taste, with a blend of bitter, sweet, and sour all in one. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1303) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Big rippling light brown head. Dark clear color, numerous small bubbles. Aroma is grapes, wood, leaves, hops, caramel, banana. Full body, but not too heavy. Sweet taste of herbs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AlfSt (6) - - APR 2, 2016 does not count
Really excellent abbey style beer. Similar to Westvletern 12, but more widely available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinuxSam (4) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016 does not count
Nice colour, slightly sugary on the nose, tastes of raisins and vanilla and some warmth from alcohol. A little to thin on the palate for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnG_BrgNor (332) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with nice lasting head. Aroma and taste is complex and difficult to point out things, but is yeast and dark fruits. Very very nice this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flanfl (530) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
Deep brown body, small brownish head. Aroma of caralel, melasse, yeast, candy sugar, lots of different malt complexities, dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol fusel, chocolate. Flavours of caramel, melasse, chocolate, malt complexity, dried fruits, alcohol fusel, vanilla, candy sugar. Warm spicy and caramel long finish. Some bitterness and slightly dry. Long warm caramel aftertaste. Full body medium carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
squibi (3) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
Perfect score because I think this is one for the baseline of excellence. Love the depth, notes and complexity it offers. There is something in here for everyone.

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