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


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RATINGS: 4249   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Aroma of dried apple, raisin, bread, yeast. Appears a murky brown color with a thick creamy off-white head. Flavor is toffee at the start, followed by spiciness, and an alcoholic heat at the finish. Palate is thick and creamy, but with a very dry finish. Overall, this beer is slightly greater than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Aroma is quite fruity with notes of fruit spiced cake and spices. Dark brown, but very slightly reddish color. Head is two and half fingers, lasting and mostly creamy though there are some bubbles. Fore is again quite fruity with pear, apple, cherry and plum coming out. There is a very bready malt feel to it and some candy sugar sweetness. Almost tastes like a spiced apple liquor. It does lack in some areas. The flavor intensity isn’t quit as strong as I’d like. You can pick out quite a bit, but it doesn’t dazzle the palate as much as some others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Wow this can be arguabley the best beer i have had so far. Pour a dark brown color with nice head that lasted long time and had nice lacing. Had a nice smotth mouthfeel. Smooth and a little creamy with a taste of dark fruits and nice spicies "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Sweet and smooth. A nice serious mouth feel with an extraordinary warming feeling that is evidently the alcohol content but the best news of all is that you dont taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Pours Mahogany with a frothy beige head with great lacing. Malt, caramel, cherry, plum and spices in aroma. Flavour is smooth and thick. Fruity and estery with some notes of yeast. Has a warming alco-feel. Excellent!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours out a dark brown with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is nice, but unremarkable. Drinking the beer is pretty enjoyable, it is malty and has some hints of vanilla, but there is something slightly odd about the middle or finish; I can’t quite put my finger on it. The mouth feel is smooth and thick. Overall a good Belgian, but I’ve definitely had better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 From 11.2oz Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruddy brown color with a thick layer of creamy, ivory head. Pleasantly thick, rich aromas of raisin, fig, and caramel malts. A chewy, freshly baked gingerbread cookie bough gives the aroma its base. Some vanilla toffee and cinnimon spice are in there as well. Full bodied, rich mouthfeel with a touch of vanilla and clove spice accompaning the smoky, meaty spice that characterizes this brew. The finish is a bit astringent with some alcohol burn, but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Dark brown with a nedium sized frothy head. Aromas of caramel malts, fruits and some fig. Thick, rich and somewhat sweet, lots of fruit balancing the high abv. Lots of malts on the finish with lite bitterness. A nice one for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (588) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Very good, strong and warming! Lots of esthers. Nice, dark color. Very rich. Somewhat overcarbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours with a frothy white mostly diminishing head on a wood-brown body. Thick lacing left behind. Strong malt aroma with sharp strains of alcohol, cherry, plum comming through. Malty taste with strong alcohol and fruit notes showing up. Hint of bitterness on the finish on a rich body.

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