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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3633   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory coloured beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally genuine aroma, the beer can be smoothly tasted. The Abt has a very fruity flavour.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2005
The aroma is sweet and has a definite cheese and roasted malt presence along with floral hops. It is an orange-brown color with a big fluffy white beautiful head that I have come to expect on a St. Bernardus. The Flavor is like toasted, sweet malt with a hint of plum and allspice. Medium bitterness and despite the 10% alcohol content it is not overly strong. Complex aftertaste that has all the elements of the drink itself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured light brown with a thick creamy off-white head. Strong dark fruit aroma. Tasted of dark fruits and alcohol. A good strong belgian, but I didn’t find it to be as layered, sweet, or as complex as Westy 12. There’s been a lot of debate as to whether this beer can be considered an inexpensive alternative to Westy, but I think there’s no replacing #1.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bottle. Very dark red, almost black in color. Glad I saved this one for last. It has a very sweet malty aroma and a taste that is smooth, warming and eqallly sweet. A real good drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2005
dark brown. thick creamy off white tan head. leaves some nice lacing in the glass. has a malty and fruity aroma. taste is fruity and malty has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. awsome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2005
on tap at the maproom, served st bernardus chalice, huge rocky head. creamy mouthfeel, some apple, warming alcohol sensation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
Tap at Maprom-Deep dark brown with a big brown head. Nutty with characters like nutbread. Bold yeast flavors with some very subtle fruit notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Murky dark brown with an off white head. Apples, alcohol, and nuts in the aroma. Taste is apples, grapes, some chocolate and raisins. NIce alcohol warmth in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 Bottle, dark brown, creamy off-white head, moderate lacing, aroma of malt and alcohol with a twinge of sweetness, taste is much better...get molasses, raisins and a very sweet fruitiness that’s not overpowering but smooth, I could drink one of these everyday.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
One of the best beers i’ve had yet. This Belgian is very creamy and silky. Pours a dark brown with a monstrous head. Head retention is incredible as well. Has dark-fruit flavors such as raisins. Will buy many times!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Another nut brown colored ale from Belgium for me to try. A more sour brew than the Leute Bokbier it had a more floral aroma. Unfortunately wasn’t one that I enjoyed drinking.


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