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


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RATINGS: 4029   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burilom (15) - USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle @ Alus Salons. Dark brown with small head. Malty, fruty - very complex taste. Great quad!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (48) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2015
Un top du top. Très dure à définir. On est sur des notes épicées et typées genre Chimay bleue. L’alcool est très présent : ne pas hésiter à la laisser reposer une dizaine de minutes dans un verre calice pour que l’alcool se calme et les arômes se révèlent. Limiter la mousse : elle n’en a pas besoin. Déguster en mangeant quelque chose de fort en goût : bourguignon, gibier etc... Chaque gorgée a quelque chose à faire découvrir.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (28) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Maybe it’s the beer and good quality-adjusted price. Imprecindible beer, fantastic, balanced round that l’acabes you have a nice feeling fantastic. A cerversa to enjoy life in peace. All equal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1343) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Excuse me, could I have my beer back? Someone stole it and left me with a glass of head. Now, that said...Pours a clear red-brown with a very, very high light brown head; extremely creamy, extremely lacy, and very very solid. Looks like you could walk on it. On the palate, it’s a bakery gone wild; dark fruit. spice, vanilla, and yeasty notes. Finish is long and sweet. Darn Belgians. They’re too good at this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (349) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 25, 2015
0,33 bottle. Muddy, brown beer with a noisy beige foam. Aroma: strong, wine, sweetness of caramel and toffee, dried fruits and higher esters.Taste: port wine mixed with toffee, caramel, dried fruits, spices, candy sugar, brandy. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (100) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Dark fruit, yeast, ’brown shugga’, dark malts... quite a quaff. If I was stuck on a desert island with only only type of beer, I would not be a happy camper... but half a dozen types? This would be a good choice for one of them. Very fine blend of flavors, good complexity, well hidden ABV, not too sweet and overall well balanced. A tribute to the brewers art

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
overtheline (60) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2015
330ml bottle pours a deep ochre brown with decent off white head fading to cap. Nose is roast chestnuts, toasted malts and well toasted toast. Taste is, wow, nutty, creamy, bit of oak. Brilliant mouth feel, full bodied medium carbonation. Lots to love little to fault.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beelzebrox (29) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
Somewhat cloudy dark brown. Nose grain, yeast, forest fruit. Medium bodied, not dry at all, light fresh aftertaste. Taste caramel, yeast, grain, alcohol, some red fruit. Much abbey beer, very natural, lots of grain, not much else going on. Basic, but well done. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (460) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Flaska 1,5 l magnum edition 2014 systembolaget. Disig mörkt bärnstensfärgad. Nötig aningen söt doft med torkad frukt och bränt socker. knäckig smak med äpplekart ,sirap och lite bananskum

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (72) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Deep colour. Slim foam. Elegant. Sweet fruits. Oh well, the taste is so belgian I got a sudden craving of waffles. Great, just awesome. If I were a monk (or not) I’d brew and drink this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hednom (91) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl, pours a Brown colour with a beige head, aroma of fruits and candy, dry and warming aftertaste

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