Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Poured into a St. Bernardus Tulip. My favorite Belgium which makes it my favorite beer. A wonderful pour, Frothy white head. Dark amber in color. Fruity smell. Wonderful complex taste. I like this better than the Westvlederin because I think it tastes "cleaner", and is much more available. That being said, the Westi is the original.(for those who do not know the story, westvlederin used to sale its recipe to St. Bernardus for mass production, in 1992 the trappists started selling for themselves (to retain the trappist "logo’) and St. Bernardus carried on the "formula" note it is not a trappist, but the same basic stuff as a Westvlederin Abt. 12)
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Very bready and fruity nose. Can smell the alcohol, but it doesn’t detrace. Very murky in the glass. More effervescent than I expected. Tastes like heaven. Lots of malt and esters. Sweet and bitter hops all at the same time. Alcohol in the finish, but not hot, just present. Awesome.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddsih brown with off-white lasting head. Heavy malt and pretty high level of hoppy bitterenss. Some orangecid is also detected. Malt and a high level of carbonation on the palate. Average finish, with nice hoppiness. Certainly a well made and tasty beer.
Jerre (2772) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Bottle; 33 cl Deep brown with off-white head. Aroma very yeasty/bready, with dark fruit notes and some alcohol. Dark fruits again in the mouth, with a yeastiness as well, and the warming alcohol, though that is very well-integrated considering the abv%. Soft and delicate, but packed with flavour, a truly, outstanding beer.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Dark reddish brown...Slight head, good lacing...VERY fruity, yeasty aroma...Taste was fruit fruit fruit...Apple, figs, plums...Very pleasing after taste...Very easy to drink.
sojifio (11) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour, fruity aroma. flavor of caramel, malts and alcohol which combines for a nice flavor profile, though not extraordinarily complex. nice bitter finish
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle . dark brown pour , beige head ,good lacing. yeasty,sweet malt , figs/pear aromas . Sweet , fruity flavors ,figs -plum -banana .. medium mouthfeel . alcohol shows up more as it warms .very dry finish . smooth , great abby
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottles of various ages. Just a classic quad that’s accessible. Awesome how they produce the larger volume but keep such good quality. "Similar" to Westy 12 but maybe a touch thinner and the alcohol a little more raw.
wholejustin (6) - USA - JAN 1, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best Abby ale I have ever had. Smooth, low tannin, slightly sweet caramel flavor due to the execptional hops.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark, murky brown with a white head. Aroma is sweet, with brown sugar, hints of alcohol, figs, malts, and some yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, with dark fruits, yeast, and brown sugar. Mouthfeel smoothes out as you sip.