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


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RATINGS: 4083   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

sharkweek's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
I have never had a quad before, so no expectations. This was amazing! I would have to say the first thing that came to my mouth after my first sip was root beer. There were dark fruit notes and bready aftertones but this beer was unique and amazing in my book. I am for sure getting it again and will recommend it to anyone who asks about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (383) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 330ml bottle. Appearance: Dark brown with reddish-carmel hues, mostly opaque, thick creamy foam head. Aroma: Sweet fruits, cherry, leather. Taste: Sweet malts up front, complex flavored, hops in the middle. Palate: Creamy, rich, full-bodied. Overall: Ridiculously good quad, worth the treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlfredoGarcia (155) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 4, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bought in rue de freres in strasbourg. Fantastic deep smell, and very different from anything else I have ever smelled, dark fruit that goes deep into your nose all the way down. Dark color with low white head. Taste is incredibly complex, and the sensations in the mouth has well. Fantastic beer, omg!! Thaste a little like almonds, and you don’t feel the alcohol at all, I imagine myself getting into a lot of trouble with a couple of this ones. A must try for any beer lover, ended up being has good has expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - OCT 4, 2015
25cl draft at Het Elfde Gebod, Amsterdam on 25-Sep-2015. Dark brown with a rich tan coloured head. Aroma of sweet caramel, syrup and fruit. Full body and medium carbonation. Lots of treacle, chocolate, coffee with a sweet malty backbone. Creamy malty finish. An exceptional beer - the high ABV being really well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LLaurin (16) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
A massive impression of course. On tap it is a really great experience and the taste is massive and heavy. Lightly sweet but alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosskyle (220) - - SEP 30, 2015
Big bottle. Malt plum alcohol fruit aroma. Reddish plum color with a white head. Medium heavy body with carbonation. Plum raisin caramel gig flavor. Sweet finish without the sticky mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2186) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from Julios. Dark brown with lasting eggshell head and some lace. Woody earthy aroma with fig/raisin and tobacco. Rich medium sweet raisin plum purple grape sweetness with earthy woody tobacco bitterness that lingers with a hint of sweetness but no stickiness, no cloy. Smooth creamy medium body with very fine internal carb. Excellent...as everybody already knows.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acvdberge (7) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
The taste of this one is close to the taste of Westvleteren 12. If there is no change to drink a westvleteren 12 or a Rochefort 10, you can choose this one. It comes very close to these two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (333) - - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Had it a couple of times over the years and find it to be a complex, malt forward, medium bodied, medium sweet, well balanced beer. Excellent job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (243) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
J’y reviens ... Histoire de comparer mon goût d’aujourd’hui avec celui d’il y a quelques années. Et bien ma foi c’est plus léger et moins bien que dans mon souvenir, même si ça reste de bonne facture ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyt (47) - USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Nearly black with dark creamy head. Massive taste, juicy and chocolatey with a very long smokey treacle aftertaste. An absolute treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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