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


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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Haavard (22) - NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
Aroma: malt, carmel, raisins, some yeast notes Palate: sweet, perfect carbonation Taste: dark fruits, carmel, chocolate, raisins, some bready notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (314) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
Dunkelbraun rot leicht trüb mit hellbrauner Schaumkrone. Im Geruch zeigen sich schon die schönen Aromen von Dörrobst. Geschmacklich kommen schöne Aromen von Dörrobst, Karamell und Gewürzen zum Vorschein. Wenig Hopfen erkennbar, der hohe Alkoholgehalt hingegen ist präsent. Gut!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: -caramel,plums,raisins,dates,banana,spices,sli bready -T: -Follows the nose F: -alcohol well hidden O: World class Quad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbonde (163) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
33 cl bottle@Bartof in Trappist glass@approx 6 degrees C. Pours dark red brown with a small ivory-coloured head with sufficient retention. Aroma of bread, malt and an unplacable sweetnes with a little yeast. Low carbonation, yet a very creamy mouthfeel. Extremely complex taste of Christmas cake, plums, caramel, figs, malt, dark fruit, a little yeast...and lots more which also continues in the long aftertaste. Alcohol of course present, but kept well in check. Despite it’s silly label, this is a great Belgian Abt/Quadrupel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Oxford beer store. Pour is abbey dark brown and thick head if you don't pour well. Nose is malty and complex and taste follows. Well done sir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Dark brown color beer with a big beige head that does not last much. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel, roasted malt and a lot of alcohol. Flavor is predominantly sweet with some bitterness notes. Alcohol is evident during the whole tasting and drives to a long licor-like end. Thick body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubin77 (92) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
Foam: ivory-coloured head, not big, diminishing. Colour: very dark red/brown. Aroma: sweet fruits, malts, cherries… Taste: full body, lower carbonation, plums, apple, salted caramel, alcohol, toffee, yeast, figs, raisins, dark fruits, as you drink it you find a lot of more…, in finish with herbs hops notes, very nice one, great excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
asaphelps1 (13) - - MAY 27, 2015
This beer is super complex, so many different things going on, nice yeast character, crazy malt structure, sweetness, you name it. I love this beer, hope they re-release the special edition too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Supertrev (102) - CHINA - MAY 26, 2015
Fruity and smooth. Good aroma but not great. Good beer but not great. Something is missing for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (218) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
A nice abbey appearance, the beer has a dark brown thick white layer of foam, there was a nice smell, however, the smell was not that strong. There was a nice sweet smell with a alcohol aroma. The smell also contained some bitterness. The taste also had this alcohol in it, which fits a dark traditional beer like this. The finish had a nice amount of bitterness.

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