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

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RATINGS: 3717   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuartC (27) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Hazy brown with amber hue, no fizz, malty-brown head falls quickly. Sweet smoked toffee aromas with hints of salted liquorice. On the palate, flavours of smoked dates and dark caramel take hold first though more liquorice develops and lingers with a touch of fennel on the finish; very gentle carbonation. Certainly taste the alcohol (10% abv); a good solidly flavourful beer but not worth its 100 point rating!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (49) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours darkest brown with thick light-brown head. Aroma of cherries, booze, chocolate, teak and cloves. Tastes of the same. oily mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of alcohol, chocolate, cherries and spice. Hides the 10 pct abv well.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MoreCoffeePlease (13) - - JUN 24, 2014
750mL with best-by date of 2/12/2019

Appearance: Dark ruby-brown with off-white head; the ruby really comes out in direct light.

Aroma: A lot of dark fruits, plums, cherries, figs, sweet malts, yeast and caramel.

Taste: Tons of figs, cherries, dates, some apple and banana along with spices I can’t put my finger on. Moderately sweet and very light bitterness.

Palate: Medium-bodied with a lot of carbonation; very palate-cleansing. The dark fruity sweetness lingers in the finish.

Overall: Fantastic quad, representative of the style and one of the finest beers I’ve tried in general.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2014
Mélyvörös színű, pörkölt aromájú ital intenzív ízjegyekkel, melyek tökéletesen kerek kompozíciót nyújtanak a maláta pörköltségével, az édeskés, kissé vaníliás aromával és a komló jól érvényesülő, határozott jellegével. Az alkohol remekül beleolvad az ízvilágba. Azt hozza, amit várunk, de azt rendkívül magabiztosan, a tökéletesség megnyugtató érzetét keltve.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tasted Alongside Westy’s, Rochefurt, Decadence, others, Pours murky brown with big carb. Aroma is big sweet dark roasted fruits. Taste is similar with a semi dry light bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wolfcarnival (45) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2014
Drunk in riegrovy while watching france royally pump switzerland, fantastic game. pouring dark amber with an endless creamy head. aroma is great. apple, chocolate, dried figs, plums, cinnamon. the taste and feel are amazing. delicious chewy toffee apple, spices with a bitter dose of yeast. banana, bubblegum, but mostly that taste of musty spiced fruit. its also proper boozy, but thats masked extremely well. all you get is a warming creamy sweetness. fuckin amazing. drinking this was a pleasure and probably my fav abt so far

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (408) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a reddish tinge and a creamy tan head. Dark fruit, sweet malt, nice dankness and alcohol warmth in the aroma and taste. Well balanced and every bit as good as the hype.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (36) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a murky brown with lots of tan head. There is yeast and bread aromas with flavours of yeast, malt, hints of dates and some spicy notes. This is an okay Belgian ale but not one I would run out and buy again soon.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
Eccellente esempio di quadrupel. Si distingue dalle altre per i chiarissimi sentori di frutta secca. Da provare!


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