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

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RATINGS: 3764   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (91) - USA - MAR 11, 2013
Had this out of a bottle. It poured a murky brown and like pop. It was very effervescent with a nice head. After it has some time in the glass the effervescence goes away. It smells fruity and raisin with a little malts. The taste is similar to it’s nose but you can definitely taste the 10.5% alcohol. It’s a pretty good quadruple but not as good as the Trappist rochefort 10.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1214) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at home. 2 years old. Has a deep, nut brown colour with a big, light brown head. Nice aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, leather, cured meat, alcohol and beech. Has a malty and rich flavour with more chocolate, rye bread, sweet malt and some leather. The mouth feel is rich and soft, and has a light bitterness. A rich, sweet and wonderful quad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Brewery Kazematten in Ypres Belgium.Pour it dark color with small white head.Taste terrific.Aroma of caramel, malt, coffee, Belgian yeast and spices.What to say perefection.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kvkx1 (6) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
This is something else, one of my favourites. Rich and soft taste, slightly sweet and floral. Mixes of many spices. You feel the alcohol in the end in a wonderful away. A truly great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
After drinking more of them, I really have to change my opnion of it. It’s not the same as the westvleteren XII, but beers like these make drinking beer funny.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Armadill0 (276) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, foggy with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma has yeast, ripe fruit, raisin and wood. Taste has nut, orange, wood and malt. Surprisingly strong carbonation. Well-rounded light aftertaste. Very easy going dispite the high alcohol content. Characteristic.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goodleuven (7) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle in a st. Bernardus glass. I really enjoy this beer. It has a touch of champagne and alcohol and the yeast is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (16) - - SEP 6, 2014
A beautiful pour .... an opaque dark chocolate and tar color with a tobacco stained ivory head with fine bubbles that hang ... giving off a spicy and malty flower aroma. The sticky smokey malt resonates with a subtle holding bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (948) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Botella de 33 cl la ultima en agosto de 2012 en la céltica. Botella conservada lote 0267 con fecha de cons pref para antes fin 1997. Color marrón oscuro. Sabores maltosos y tostados dulces de caramelo todo ello con una buena sensación alcohólica de 10 vol que esta presente de principio a fin. Bastante buena, para repetir sin suda.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heydn62 (4) - Conyers, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
Currently my favorite beer. Smooth and consistent, alcohol is hidden very well.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
purpleoctogod (6) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
The beer is a dark but somewhat transparent brown. It’s taste is amazing slightly sweet with fruit but also balanced with dark cocoa and coffee notes. All around great beer.


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