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

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RATINGS: 3627   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory coloured beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally genuine aroma, the beer can be smoothly tasted. The Abt has a very fruity flavour.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (752) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (11) - - APR 15, 2014
On draft at Chelsea's Kitchen. Copper red with white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing. Smells of cereal, yeast and a little caramel. Nice, bold brew that finishes dry. Wouldn't have guessed 10% abv. Highly endorse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (229) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2014
Cloudy brown/orange color, average sized tan head. Full body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma is very fruity (dark fruits, maybe cherries), also caramel malts, raisins. It’s sweet but far from too sweet. Just the right amount of sweetness actually. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (154) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Dark pour with a huge head, aroma is malty, banana, candied fruits, sweetness. Taste is liquorice, roast malt, apricots and some sweetness, with alcohol notes towards the end and a smooth finish. Very nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (15) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
Deep brown with beige head. Bitter-sweet promising aroma. Complex taste, raisins, dried apricots, cinnamon, banana. The high abv quite well disguised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Campy877 (153) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle poured into a 16 oz snifter. A dark hazy copper with a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malt and fruit punch. Sweet malt flavor with a smooth alcohol finish of a typical Trippel. Quite pleasant! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rok1024 (902) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 12, 2014
Hazy deep brown color, large and lasting head. Very fruity aroma, dark and dried fruits, toffee, roasted sugars and malts. Balanced taste between sweetness and little bit of sourness and bitterness. Great and impressive Abt Quadrupel style beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and flavor is brown sugar, pear and alcohol. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Hazel’s. Appearance: finger of khaki head that does not last long, but lingers as a nice film, deep amber/copper red, lightly cloudy, good to great lacing. Aroma: caramel, cereal, light grass and pine, earthy leaves. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, slightly dry finish, alcohol texture. Taste: heavy and deep sweetness, very commanding but not overpowering. Overall, very solid beer, maybe drank a little too cold (low 50s?) so I missed some aromas, but still very lovely quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frode (92) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Pours dark brown, with off-white head. Malt, yeast and slightly roasted. Very malty, caramel and chocolate flavour. With a nice bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aleksander (2) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 9, 2014 does not count
it’s really great beer, full body, complex taste and aroma make it very special, one of the best Belgian beers


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