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


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RATINGS: 4052   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.

HV's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HV (4) - Utrecht, - JUL 31, 2009
Beautiful layered flavours superbly balanced. There’s dark fruit in the forefront (prunes, cherries), and bright, slightly bitter notes in the back (orange peel, hints of clove and coriander seed) Great mouthfeel. It’s syrupy, but not overly sweet. This is an almost perfect quad, quite probably my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (810) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Excellent Belgian. Dark, nut brown pour with a foamy off white head. Nice head retention and lacing. Flavours of yeasts, brown sugar, caramel, burnt sugars, etc. Really nice natural, bubbly carbonation as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadmasontx (1) - - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
Very balanced beer. Dark brown with light tan head. Fruity nose and caramel tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lokitje (103) - - AUG 2, 2015
dark malt, caramel in the scent it looks very dark but held against the light got some ruby the flavor has candy sugar caramel liquorice some sweetness one of mine favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurbDog (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Huge off-white/tan head, fades very quickly. Rich ruby brown colour. First pour is fairly clear, second half is much more murky with yeast sediment. Aroma of plum, dried fruit, raisin, Flavours match but very rich, nice sweetness amplifies the plum, dried fruit, cherry. Slight alcohol in after-taste. Med body, dry finish. Complex and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (860) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Brown in colour with creme head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cabdi syrup, dried,fruits like raisins, plums, also hint of cherries and peach. Spicy note on the finish. In taste sweet, caramelly with dried fruits. Full bodied, dry finish with hoppy bitterness. World class quad, must drink for everyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (715) - BELARUS - JUL 30, 2015
Dark ruby, hazy, beautiful thick head. Aroma of dried fruit, port wine, spice, syrup. Medium to full body. Oily. Average carbonation. In flavour notes of dried fruit, port wine, grassy hops. Quaffable, very warming, still no boozy feel. Excellent balance. Delicate bitterness. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - 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 (14) - 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

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