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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 22, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno miedziana, zamglone. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, nietrwała, niska.
AROMAT: Na początku zapach warzyw strączkowych (fasolka szparagowa, groszek), belgijskie drożdże, bardzo dużo przypraw i ziół, nuty likierowe, kandyzowane owoce.
SMAK: Ponownie ziołowość oraz kandyzowane owoce. Słodowość i przypalony karmel. Wysycenie średnie.
OGÓLNIE: Jest zupełnie identyczne jak w opisie, czyli niesamowicie zbalansowane, pełne i zrównoważone pomiędzy goryczą, a słodyczą. Alkohol idealnie wkomponowany w aromat i smak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alex_alkis (399) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Such a powerful beer. Extremely well made. Perhaps the best tasting beer I have ever drunk.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DominicGS (9) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Heerlijk donker bier, stevig schuim, volle smaak. Perfect alternatief voor Westvleteren...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Chestnut brown. Lighter than some root beers, head like soda. Smells strongly yeasty like one of my first wine brews. Nice light body and yeasty sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rotaman14 (245) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
Dark amber colour, beige head diminishes fast. Sweet aroma of malts, dark fruit. Taste is sweet, spicy, notes of plums and bubblegum. Aftertaste has this bubblegum note again. Almost no bitterness. Full, creamy, rich body. I can see why this is so famous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
(bottle) clear, deep amber colour with a medium tall, beige head; aroma of cereal, then honey; balaced, intense flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lowysthename (3) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
A personal favourite of mine. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Heavy dark fruit aroma with a hint of malt. Complex flavours of caramel, figs and earthy malts. Very full and rich body, nicely balanced with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Dark, large head. Aroma of hops. Full body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Flaska frĺn Saveur-biere. Mörkt brun med beige skum. Söt doft med inslag av jord och frukt. Söt med lite choklad och en del beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (102) - SPAIN - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Color marrón rojizo oscuro. Espuma beige jabonosa poco persistente. Aromas a frutas maduras, levadura malta. En boca es dulce y amarga a partes iguales, sabores frutales y a levadura con final mas afrutado...a cerezas kizas termina mas amarga con matices mas malteados y a levadura. Redonda en textura y aceitosa..carbonatacion media.el alcohol no se nota nada. Buena Birras...muy redonda.

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