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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: 3635   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Nice brown color, small white head. Esters shine in the flavor giving it a complex flavor. Good beer

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Medium brown in color. Smells of chocolate, molasses and spices. Dark fruit tastes with spices. Alcohol content well hidden. Another long time favorite of mine (years ago I used to have a bottle of St. Sixtus as my night cap beer on the weekend). 8 5 9 4 19

Tasted best before 2005 on 4/2/2006. This aroma was awesome. Plums and raisins with breadiness. Tastes of the same. This was by far one of the best aged, if not best, beers in a long time. Increased #s.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spoon816 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2004 does not count
A great, complex flavor with hints of many different flavors. A nice sweet taste mixed with some spice and nutty flavors. Very pleasant to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2004
A beer can be too complex as far as I´m concerned. Not very appealing looks either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2004
Dark brown with a thin head that lasted most of the drink. Aroma is nutty, with some alcohol fumes. Taste is prunes, nuts, spice. Alcohol is relatively in check, for the style. Thick chewy mouthful. Thanks to slikwily.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
Beautiful dark unique color with some doughy pieces. Complex wonderful taste of nuts, sweet malt, spices, dark fruit, cream. Spicey finish,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
Medium brown with small yeast particles. Thin head with staying power. Sharp attractive aroma, mix of chocolate and non-name cola. Light delicious flavour. Starts lightly chocolate with that cola edge, then malty and darker chocolate with a long dry fruit and light hop finish. Very drinkable for the strength, almost too drinkable in a relaxing way. A classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2004
pours brown witha large tan head. aroma is fruity, yeasty and a little hoppy. flavor is also fruity a little sweet kind of bubble gum flavor. this is a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
Pours with a large white head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas. Flavor is of dark fruit, banana, caramel with a subdued but balanced bitterness. Nice and creamy palate. Alcohol is noticable in the back of the throat which hurts the finish a bit.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2004
Got this one at my favorite bar, opened with a shot, great pour: lots of head and great lacing. Smelled very nutty, like peanuts. This aroma was kind of offsetting, but the flavor really won me over, great great great great great! Great feel going down. No complaints on this one!


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