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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3747   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 íQuadrupelí style of Belgiumís 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. Itís 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Nice hazy red brown pour with white head. Sweet on the nose. Malt and yeast. Sweet and creamy. Good beer.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoigniew (31) - Łęczna, POLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Aromat piwa nieco winny, słodowy nad wyraz klasyczny i bardzo dobry bez udziwnień - nigdy takiego nie piłem. Ponadto pomarańcza w zapachu i smaku. Dochodzi do tego zapach stodoły i wsi :) Karmelowość i ukryta słodycz nadaje temu piwu dużo gładkości a jednocześnie pijalności. Půźniej odczuwalne nuty sterylne jak najbardziej na miejscu

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Astrozombie (19) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
One of the greats. Nice aroma dark fruits, vanilla, banana bread.. Appearance is so so.. Merky brown with a low head. Palate is top notch.. Sharp and smooth. Tates is complex and rich super balanced with a bitter finish. Hides the high alcohol well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2911) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at home split with sarah. In a goblet glass. Bottle is about 4 years old. Had this a few times before.

Aroma is apple and raisin cake, vinous notes, unrefined sugars, christmas pudding. muscavado sugar.

Clear caramel burnt orange coloured pour with a lasting fine cream head.

Flavour is full and rich with cakey , caramel malts, delicate pinchs of spices and nice fruity raisin apple. Very little age character to it. Has aged very well. Nice vinous quality to it. Lingering complex sugars and fruits.

Palate is semi-sweet, semi-dry in the finish and high tingling carbonation. Nicely attenuated.

Really very good. My second facourite Quad after Rochefort 10.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG1 (13) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Nice appearance, dark honey or copper. Relatively low carbonation, and very smooth. Caramel with subtle banana flavor, followed by raisin and fig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (260) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Has aroma of dark malts and brown sugar. The color is dark copper, itís hazy, with small head and awesome lacing. In taste itís also quite sweet with malty notes. Itís very smooth because of low carbonation. The alcohol is covered quite well, but itís warm the throat so quickly. After few seconds itís starting to pinch the esophagus and warm you quite nicely. Then you can feel the alcohol much clearer. In the end in the aftertaste and aroma the notes of sweet fruits (dehydrated plums, raisins) appear. The bouquet is so rich.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (253) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with an off white head. The nose is hint of raisins and malt. The palate is full bodied with malt sweetness, slight caramel, and a slight bitter hop aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier zoals het hoort te zijn. Zonder twijfel de beste van deze brouwerij

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mvalence (1) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
* 27/01/2011 - Importation Bièropholie - Bouteille - N:4,9 - ABV:10,5% * Arôme: Note malté très riche avec levure belge. Caramel enveloppé par des fruits mûres et raisin. Alcool, épice et sucre d'orge. Saveur: Malt très riche et présent, moelleux et onctueux, caramel toffee. Très fruité, raisin et figue. Alcool présent mais très agréable, il balance le tout. Final en douceur qui est vite enveloppé par un alcool qui réchauffe avec finesse. Tout simplement divin!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
The aroma is malt, caramel a touch of raisin/fig and a slight floral. Pours a cloudy copper/amber brown with mostly diminishing big light brown head and excellent lacing. The taste is a light bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish light bitter. Overall not as good as I remember but I have another aging and weíll see how that goes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
Nice caramel aroma, spicey, a bit hoppy, alcohol at the ending, medium carbonisation, sweet beer with medium notes of bitterness. Better when cooled. Really great brew!


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