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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1090) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (41) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Dark amber with creamy white head. Good looking. Malty sweet taste. Very smooth from the beginning to the end. High quality :p

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rick7373 (1) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
Vraiment géniale. ..de loin la meilleur ABT. J’en n’ai toujours deux au frigo depuis 1 an, trčs hâte de la reboire!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eruizgarcia (186) - - JUN 14, 2014
Absolutely delicious. Rich and creamy with a strong caramel aroma. Perfectly balanced, boozy and decadent. Perfect dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzie (65) - - JUN 14, 2014
Dense tan foam, steady. Hazy liquid, color of dark molasses. Carbonation medium to light. Full body. Aroma of caramel. Medium to heavy sweetness, medium bitterness. Great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (56) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
I'm do impressed with this beer. So much going on....incredible aroma....bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. Malty, hoppy....hops good on the palate. Very easy to drink. Almost a champagne amount of bubbles. I definitely want more of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (7574) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Dark brown with off white creamy foam. Aroma of dried fruits and malts. Full body, taste is rich, complex sweetness. Evening warmer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luser2000 (31) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2014
Na kérem: ez számomra a belga sörök királya. Igaz nem Trapista (ami szintén előkelő helyen áll nálam), de ízre, zamatra, küllemre eddig ez tetszik a legjobban. Kedvencem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Small bottle pours dark toasted brown with light red edges. Lots of floaties in bottle, avoided pouring into glass. Nose is sweet malty berry, cherry, fruits, date, raisin, dark bread. Taste is similar with a touch of alcohol warmth, nice mouthfeel but not quite as creamy as some other quads. Finish is somewhat sticky sweet dark fruit, raisin, subtle booze warmth, fruit bread, grape. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy ruby. Head is initially around a finger of soapy light tan, but dissipates quickly leaving only a slight sheen and some very thick lacing. Very bready on the nose, with a big presence of dark fruits, liqourice and caramel, in addition to notes of toffee, honey, clotted cream fudge, citrus, vanilla, spices and a hefty hit of alcohol. Taste consists of prominent notes of of bready/cakey malts, brown sugar, toffee, marzipan, cherries, dark fruits, and a very yeasty, almost cheesy aftertaste which right at the end almost borders on vegetable. None of these clash somehow, which is impressive in iteself. Superbly warming on the finish, to the point where I’m sweating as I write this at 2AM. Moderate carbonation adds a pleasant tingly effect to go with the larger than life body and oily texture. Certainly not for easy drinking, and you’d do well to savour every mouthful of this. Not quite as awe-inspiring as Rochefort 10, but brilliant in it’s own right.

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