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.

Emeister84's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (1410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Aromas of strawberries, grapes, cocoa, raisins, dark earth, and toast. Dark reddish-purple with ruby highlights, and a long-lasting, small, off-white head. Sweet with predominant rich, fruity and dark malty flavors. Full body, creamy carbonation, spicy, strong, with a moderately long, very balanced finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Urbanhermit (8) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015 does not count
Its always great when a beer lives up to its reputation. Everything I wanted in a Belgian Quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (28) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Lo unico malo de esta cerveza es que al tener tanta graduacion no se pueden beber muchas seguidas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippers (43) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Flesje bernardus. Bij het openen maken komt Er al wat schuim uit. Mooi bruin bier, geuren van oa karamel. Smaak is precies wat je van een quadriple verwacht met een zachte afdronk en wat frisse tonen

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (483) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Poured from a 355 ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- big malt and fruit smell, really good Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a big tan head. Has a lot of sediment and I let that settle before tasting. Taste- Incredible flavor, malt, hops and maybe some fruit Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Excellent creamy texture. Overall- A world class beer, outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (506) - - APR 19, 2015
bbe 01/04/2015 . I have no idea how to describe the aroma. nothing distinguishes itself from the rest except a basic malty aroma. coca cola colour, off white head. taste is plums licorice, medium sweetness , no bitterness, hint of alcohol. soft carbonation, slick feel, medium body, ligth bitter finish. Extremely balanced beer, haven’t tasted this fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with nice head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Full bodied. Good balance, sour/sweet. Bitter at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laakus (54) - Nossebro, - APR 17, 2015
Pours mahogny brown with light brown head. Heavy malty flavour. The Taste is sweet and plummy, Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Sabores a caramelo y pan, color pardo con una espuma blanquecina de color blanco. buen cuerpo

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChtiBreizh (57) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
I had this several times and this is one of the best quadrupels. It does not reach thefruity flavours of the Rochefort but is somewhat drier and also very complex. You have to dig in it to get all it contains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (725) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Sampled via bottle at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a hazy brown with a thick cream top. Taste of alcohol, toffee, Belgian yeast, and dried fruits. Highly active carbonation on the palate, medium body. Final thoughts: overkill on the alcohol flavor.

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