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


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RATINGS: 4046   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.

deaconmike's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (421) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Redish brown with a big foamy head that eventually disapates to a thin cap, a twirl of the glass is all it takes to regenerate it. The lacing is outstanding. The aroma brings caramel, sweet bready malt, and hint of tart cherries... and a healthy dose of booze. The taste is sweet, but not overly so. The malts provide caramel and toffee and as the beer opens up a bit, the dark fruits really start to shine through. There’s a bit of spice (clove) in the finish and the whole thing warms you up a bit. The mouthfeel is outstanding - the carbonation gives the beer a crispness while maintaining smooth drinkability. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (52) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Real dense and toasty with some nutty character. Complex fruits in aroma and taste. For how thick it was the carbonation and palate were great, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhenning (7) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015 does not count
This is by far one of my favorites. Excellent taste. Aroma is wonderful. Definitely an "oh yeah..." ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emincems (11) - izmir, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
it has powerful, balanced and delicious taste, but i think it’s overrated a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 21, 2015
On tap at Little Delirium in Brussels. Thick cap, balanced taste with bitter and fruity nuance

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtnw (16) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Small bottle. Medium bodied, creamy. Huge head. Full of strong aromas - plum, raisins, caramel, bread, yeast. Sweet, with gentle bitter finish. Average carbonation which softly bites tongue. Perfect in every sip. One of the most memorable beers to which, due to availability, I like do come back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (30) - London, - JUL 17, 2015
dense quad: sticky cane sugar, toasty roasted malts, pungent hops, black truffle, leather, clove, black pepper, stewed beef, vinous heat. no component outweighing the other. like a tight young claret, with everything in the right place, i think my bottle would have loosened with time. one to stick away.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (320) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby, low head, a bit of lacing. Lots of ripe sweet fruits in the aroma, port wine taste, but not as heavy. Dark and complex, sweet and still refreshing. What an excellent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (534) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2015
750ml bottle...purple brown pour with a head that settles to a Petri dish colony. The nose is Port wine and the taste is a very complex mix of ripe dark fruit, weathered leather, tobacco, and primo weed. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
romolime (87) - - JUL 16, 2015
Birra favolosa, è corposa, ha un bel colore scuro, lascia un retrogusto amarognolo ma non forte

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: deep brown with a medium to large off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, citrus, caramel, stone fruits, grapes, pepper and ginger. Palate: full body, soft carbonation.

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