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

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common

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RATINGS: 3630   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2006
poured a hazy brown color with a huge white head that left very nice lacing. nose consisted of licorice, yeast, raisins, caramel, and clove. flavors consisted of yeast, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and burnt sugar. AMAZING! very well rounded.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Near and dear to my heart. One of my first favorite Belgians. It’s hard to rate b/c every time I have one it’s a different experience. The head, the body, everything is perfect. The aroma is seductive and the flavors all are tempted to change on short notice. Seamless, the flavors shift from plums and brittle sugar, to vanilla and smoky soil. The finish is impeccably crisp with a subtle hoppiness that chimes in right on que. Ages well too. IF you see this guy it is worth your time. I never give pefect ratings across the board but this one will have it. I think this beer puts most Trappist to shame.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dbk (1) - USA - JUN 19, 2006 does not count
this is one of the best abby ale’s i have ever drank. it is the nectar from Jehovah Himself. thanks so much for making and keeping this beer so pure. doyen

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Excellent beer, just great in every way. This beer looks like beer should, smells like beer should and tastes like beer should. The only bad thing is you wish you had more!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wholejustin (6) - USA - JAN 1, 2007 does not count
The best Abby ale I have ever had. Smooth, low tannin, slightly sweet caramel flavor due to the execptional hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 On tap at Ölrepubliken in Göteborg, Sweden. Pours a nice reddish brown colour with a generous beige head. Superbly balanced fruity and nutty aromas with dry yeasty and hoppy notes, and nicely integrated alcohol (is it really 10.5 abv?). Medium to full bodied, extremely smooth mouthfeel, with a vivid carbonation. Wonderful. Perfect.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2007
I may have drank a bit of heaven. Deep dark brown beer with a tan head that never fully leaves the beer. Aroma is light, but fruity. Flavors of raisons and spices, nothing overpowers in this beer including the alcohol. The palate is silky smooth, with no alcohol burn.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
viciousg42 (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
i love this one to death. a beer snob friend of mine told me to get it, the price tag was a bit for a pizza shop workin college boy who lives with his parents, but the beer was so darn good :D

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
I tried this beer on July 11, 2007 at Cafe Volo in Toronto (only because they were temporarily out of Rochefort Trappistes 10). I was very nervous about trying this....high alcohol content, dark brown, yada yada yaada. Well, try it I did. It poured a dark brown into the glass with a small head that lasted throughout the entire beer. The aroma was thick with bread and hops, and some fruit. It was silky smooth on the tongue with a full-bodied feel. The taste.........unlike any beer I’ve tasted before. There was bread, and malt...and hops. The alcohol was not noticeable on the tongue.....but I felt it going down....and this is one damn fine beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Rich, ripe fruit taste, and a full bodied taste hit your palate right off the top. Pours a wonderful dark amber in a chalais or brandy sniffer glass (my fav). Surprised at the many places in Chester County, PA that have this beer stocked. Cheers to them! So cmon and sit down and enjoy a truly beautiful beer - really goes to show why beer is the greatest!


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