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

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RATINGS: 4259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (369) - - MAY 14, 2016
Aromas of raisin skin, caramel, bread, and alcohol. Taste is dates, raisins, and Belgium sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
bruisende fenolen,volle donkere mouten met een bittere groene hop, karamelsuikers in de nasmaak,wrange fruittonen

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1933) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Rich, deep mahogany with a thin tan head. A rich concoction. Complex and balanced. Loaded with character and it all comes together. Drinking it where it’s born makes it all the better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ritzn (199) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
Mahagony with little beige head. Aroma is plums, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweetness (comparable with brown sugar) and also carbonation induced sourness. Stays long with a spicy finish. Overall very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, plum, prune, some brown sugar, slight cherry, a little Belgian yeast, subtle marzipan, a hint of caramel and tons of spice. Taste of raisin, plum, prune, some marzipan, caramel, slight brown sugar, a little Belgian yeast, clove, spice and subtle herbal hops. Full bodied, slick texture and moderate carbonation. A long, fruity, spicy bitterness in the finish. A perfectly balanced, complex quad. Tons of fruit and spice and only a hint of alcohol which is surprising. A great quality Belgian beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3170) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
Look; beige head, dark mahogany-ruby misty body. Aroma; soft n juicy caramels, yeast, leaves, floral meadow. Taste; big fruit bowl, prunes, caramel malts, yeasty juicy plums, finishes malty, juicy, with confectionery n caramels. Palate; good, soft. Overall; solid n tasty. [33cl btl 10%abv, BB030220 B@Vinmonopolet]

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patersoi (146) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Pours golden amber with a highly aggressive head. The usual caramel, malt and hints of honey. Strong alcohol presence is nice on a cold day and lingers through to a warm glow at the finish.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (593) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
750ml bottle aged 2 years. Beautiful mahogany pour with a big creamy tan cap that lasts FOREVER and leaves beautiful lace. Lots of Belgian yeast and spice on the nose; banana bread, steeped plums and prunes and grapes. This stuff is smoother than me talking to a pretty girl. Taste is sweet and dry, boozy but balanced. Next to Rochefort this is probably the best Abt I’ve tried, and worthy of all the hype it’s gotten.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
Belgians are true masters. Nice color, fantastic aroma and great taste. Top notch!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (985) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Mahogany brown color, creamy beige head. Belgian yeast nose, candi sugar, raisins, malty, hints of coffee and cloves. Rich malty taste, candi sugar, anise, Belgian yeast, hints of alcohol and marzipan. Full body, soft to average carbonation.


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