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


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RATINGS: 3627   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Strange style of beer altogether. Incredible soft body for such strong alcohol, and well hidden at that. Shows what a true craft beer making can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Perfect 5 points on the appearance b/c of the constant lacing as well as the constant head. Malty dark fruit aroma. Slight alcohol flavor. Rich, smooth and very drinkable like all St. Bernardusí ales. Flavor is malty and fruity(prunes?). Somewhat chewy to the palate. Donít know if itís worthy of a 99 rating but itís definitely a nice ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
This beer is Godís gift to us. Simply amazing!!! How a beer with this much Alcohol content can taste so good is genious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2005
750 mL bottle. Had to crack this one to mark the beginning of March Madness. Dark brown and murky. Good head that leaves a great lacing. The first thing I noticed was the initial aroma burst, banana, sweet bread, plums, figs, and malts. Flavor was very vinous, very winelike. Alcohol was masked pretty well. When chilled, itís very malty, a little chocolate. As it warms, it picks up dark fruits (figs, raisins, plums) Dry finish, but not bitter in the least. Overall, itís pretty decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Opaque dark brown w/ lots of sediment. Lasting, creamy, rocky beige foam. Very nice lace. Aroma is richly malty (dark bread, cookie dough, caramel), fruity (plums, raisins), chocolaty, & yeasty (bubble gum). Silky, full-bodied feel. Complex, malty, yeasty flavour w/ a slightly sour edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
Bottle at the Alex P Keaton in London, Ontario. Pours a dark brown body, with a being head that is huge and frothy. Look at all of this sedimentation here, awesome! Aromas are corriander,raisins, alcohol. Taste is raisns, alcohol, malts, other fruits, bread. Finish is nice, warming, sweet alcoholish prune taste. Nice example of the style!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 16, 2005
The brewery that used to make the westy beers. World class stuff. Berries and plums with pears and raisins, soft cocoa and brownsugar. Full bodied great mouthfeel. Some candy sugar and apple notes, with mild anise. Incredible finish that makes you grab for the next exquisite sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Big ass bottle. this got a red brown color with a nice tan head. smell sweet like a cookie, sugary..sweet malty rasiny, fig kida flava.really a rich beer,chewy kida, . MOí flavas of friut , caramel slightly. alcohol is not really present very good one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Cellar Temp. Fantastic aromas of sweetbreads, sugarplums, and coffeecake. Dark burgundy with a true, sustaining head. Remarkable progression of flavors. Somewhat sweet with rich, highly complex maltiness. Dark molasses, soft caramel, prunes with hints of strawberrys and cherries. The sip is then transformed by the effevesence into a holy symphony of alcohol light vinous notes and dark fruits backed chorus of Bing cherries (not ďcherry flavorĒ). Proves that Franklin was correct; He does love us.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2005
On tap, Map Room Chicago. Deep brown-red. Tight off-white head. Soft mouthfeel. Nice slate-ish and raisin-fig-date fruit sweet flavors. Drier finish than I was expecting. Outstanding.

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