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

bottled
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RATINGS: 4174   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3119) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
@ Lilla barkaby 6-1-7: rätt len och lite metallisk doft. Smaken är lätt maltig, en viss sötma och torkade nötter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with a frothy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, yeasty, caramel. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, lots of prunes, grain, sweet malt, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Another very good beer...awesome balance...lots of fruit...dry and quick on the finish...thx Brian great choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfhyde (59) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
If you’ve had Chimay blue, this is a similar styled beer. What’s immediately notable is its surprising crispness at 10% ABV. You’d expect to smell and taste more alcohol, but what comes across, instead, is a crisp, toffee malt and fine effervescence. This isn’t my kind of beer--malty bases I can’t abide--but I can see why it’s popular. Chimay blue, in my inexperienced estimation of this style of beer, is slightly more flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CofradiaMCarlosV (13) - SPAIN - JAN 4, 2016
We tried this beer on tap, and we found it less powerful in aromas than the bottled version. However, as it heates to ambiance temperature, the taste and aromas improve. It combines well with sweet things, like Roscón de Reyes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (69) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and yeast. Hazy, but a beautiful reddish-brown color and a thick, off-white, frothy head. Initially sweet, but with a slightly bitter-sweet finish. Alcohol comes through just slightly. Nice carbonation that dances on the tongue. Wonderful creamy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
A fruity aroma with a hint of plums. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. A fruity taste of plums and dried fruit with a full bodied feel and slightly boozy finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MohaBeer (135) - Lima, PERU - DEC 31, 2015
Ambar rojizo profundo con buena espuma y adherencia. Lúpulo especiado alto, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, ésteres a fruto seco, fenólicos vainilla-especias, licoroso ligero. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado, lúpulo especiado moderado, lúpulo de amargor moderado, tibieza alcohólica. Final en balance malta-lúpulo-tibieza alcohólica con cuerpo y carbonatación moderada.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (952) - HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2015
0.33l bottle, thanks to Lore. Orangish dark brown body, off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, toast, nutmeg, caramel and cloves. Taste of caramel, cocoa, orange peel, nutmeg, chocolate and floral hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RxForHealth (165) - - DEC 28, 2015
Lots of fruit on the nose. Pure deep and dark with some lacing. Lots on the palate too. Some yeast. This has a nice finish. Impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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