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

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RATINGS: 4004   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Looks and smellls amazing but something just wasn’t right for me. I can’t place the strange taste but I didn’t really enjoy this beer. Rochefort is much better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Very dark and smooth, scent of alcohol present, very smooth with a fruitiness to it, sweetness probably from the alcohol. Very nice belgian. Drinkable despite the alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dbk (1) - USA - JUN 19, 2006 does not count
this is one of the best abby ale’s i have ever drank. it is the nectar from Jehovah Himself. thanks so much for making and keeping this beer so pure. doyen

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (22099) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour, big brown creamy head. Plum, alcohol, yeast and berries in aroma. Flavour is strong cream and toffee with a sting of alcohol. Also malts and yeast make their way through. Lovely product with a nice long roasted aftertaste in the throat as well as creamy toffee in the mouth. I bet this beerages very well!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Best of the best. I have yet to experience the "Holy Grail", but in my opinion, this is a giant step above Rochefort 10. The complexity of the aromas and taste create the most complete quad experience around. This is truly a special creation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 This beer allows you to see god....or perhaps thats the drunkeness. Either way GREAT BEER....GREAT!!! Buy it now...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
estein9 (2) - USA - JUN 14, 2006 does not count
One of my first trappist beers so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but this was glorious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2006
medium brown color.. good sized head that fades in a few min. All malt aroma here. Good roasted malt flavors. Alcohol is nicely disguised. very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2006
I had this after a Rochefort 10, so although this is one outstanding trappist brew, you could definitely see a small dropoff in quality. Poured a semi-cloudy amber brown hue with a small off-white head. This had a very sweet aroma that was somewhat prunish. It had a medium character and a nice smooth texture. Almost perfect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle. Off-white high and lasting head.head. Hazy amber body. Roasted malt and alcohol aroma. Astonishingly mild and fruity flavor for such a strong beer, not at all the expected alcohol taste


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