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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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2010
Deep brown body with creamy white head. Aroma of dark fruits. Very sweet with notes of dark fruits, vanilla and banana. Full bodied. Sweet, lasting finish that had a strong kick. Not as good as their Wit but very nice nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 33 cl bottle. Pours a brownish amber with a small white head leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, raisins, and light cherry with a bit of alcohol. Initial taste is sweet raisin and caramel. Light alcohol in the finish. Light-medium body. Low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1219) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle from a mix pack. Iíve been saving this one for last, and all the others have been excellent. Iíve had it before, and I hope its as amazing as I remember. It pours a dark opaque brown with a medium tan head. The aromas I get are caramel, dates, apricots, and hints of vanilla and coffee. The flavor is mainly sweet, with a bit of tartness and a slightly bitter finish. The palate is very heavy, with a sticky film that coats your mouth. The alcohol content is noticeable, but not offensive. Overall, a great beer, delicious, but restrained.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rores1985 (10) - USA - NOV 4, 2010
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Once upon a time, I was all about this beer. Now, the fruit flavors are less notable, the sweetness is in-check, and the malt flavors arenít as great as Iíd hope. I dunno if my tastes have changed or the bottle Iím drinking is less great, but Iím certainly not as in love as I once was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2010
decent as fuck. tart thing going on. not too dark, more of a brown. fruity. grapes!.. not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Dark brown with a white rocky head, Aromas of prunes and cocoa in the nose. Very nice texture, but a bit grapey in terms of taste. Like the Prior 8 much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Nice beer, I was expecting alittle more flavour then what was there, hides the alcohol well. Pretty solid beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. aroma is sweet wheat, dark fruits, banana. taste is pretty good, pleasant fruit with grass and maltyness. palate is heavy but clamy and sticky. overall a solid beer, but perhaps a bit overrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle in de paas, pours brown with little head. Fruity with raisins and a slightly sharp aftertaste. Lingering flavor with alcohol warmth


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