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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3726   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2001
Incredible. The abbot surely has it made!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Strong aroma of vanilla pudding and raisin. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, very flavorful, vanilla, raisin, light butty and some nutmeg. Full yet sparkling.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Beautiful head, cloudy brown colour. Aroma of apple and blackcurrant. The taste does not live up to the aroma: it is fruity with a slightly disgusting sweetness. The finish is long with a touch of acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2001
dark brown, nice head; aroma: banana, powerful, one-dimensional; taste: way too sweet; aftertaste: banana, long and disgusting - I was once a great fan of this beer but I have now to admit that my passion for sweet beers has dramaticaly slowed down

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2001
Clearly brewed in the style of Rochy 10 and Westy 12, this beer features a great combination of fruits, nuts and alcohol on the palate. Very hearty and characterful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2000
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Dark brown color, reddish tinge, fully foaming head. Apples and plums in the aroma and flavor. Incredibly smooth and rich, satisfying. Lighter in body but truly excellent. Lights hints of chocolate. Strong carbonation carries fruits through the palate easily. Top notch. 10% ABV! Unbelievable! I'm giving it an extra point for not even hinting at alcohol.


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