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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Extra 4 is a classic Belgian “Single” style, light golden in color, full of flavor and character and brewed with more hops and bitterness in comparison to the other well known St Bernardus abbey ales. Extra 4 will be brewed with high fermentation and bottled conditioned with an ABV of 4.8%. Extra 4 will be a unique, tasty and refreshing spring and summer quencher with a lower alcohol content than such other popular St Bernardus products as Abt 12, Tripel and Prior 8.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2014
If you're into the trendy "session" beers (aka weak beer not worth the calories), and want a descent abbey session, then pick some up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (1086) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle @ home from Belgium in a Box. Giallo dorato, quasi paglierino, dal velato all’opalescente. Schiuma bianca fine e persistente. Aroma non molto intenso, ma fine. Lievito belga, floreale di gelsomino, pane appena sfornato, erbaceo, cereali. Gusto abboccato, piuttosto amaro, fresco, pochissima acidità. Poco calda, piuttosto rotonda nonostante l’amaro accentuato, carbonatazione soft, equilibrata e di decisamente armonica

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6643) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle. How have I never had this before? Almost clear golden with ample carbonation rising. A big off white gushing head that is slow to fall. Some sediment on the bottom of the bottle. A gently fruity and malty nose. Flavor is Belgian yeast to begin. That soft fruit and pasty malts. It drinks like a lighter version of their classics and with the 4.8% ABV I suppose that is what it is. Some lemon and tropical fruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, herbal hops, & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, floral/herbal hops, caramel, citrus, and some pepper/spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desolat (26) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 20, 2016
AROMA-Doughy malt aroma, light honey. Light fruity tart, citrus, lemon. Light spicy. Hint of passion fruit. APPEARANCE-Straw. Clear and light hazy. White head don’t last. FLAVOR-Fruity tart like lemon. Medium grainy-sweet malt flavor, light bread and dough, hint of honey. Medium hop bitterness. Dry finish with phenol flavor. Aftertaste is light bitterness and spicy. MOUTHFEEL-Light body. Medium high carbonation. OVERALL-Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear light pale yellow with a tall white head. Notes of flowery hops, citrus, honey, light passion fruit, yeast, bread, spices. Medium body, medium carbonation and a crisp bitter-sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with nice white head. Nose and taste are Belgian candy sugar, banana and pepper. Thin mouthfeel.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2016
St. Bernarbus is a great beer that has a creamy taste with a good palate that everyone should try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1807) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle @strandby with Erik. Haze Golden. Fruity Lemon peel. Fresh citrus slight tart. Nice light body. No bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17166) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
On tap at Kent BF 2016. Very pale gold hazy lasting white head. Touch of soapy esters on the aroma. Better in the mouth. Somewhere between a lager and a Belgian wit beer. Drinkable enough. Some light hop on the finish. Some earthy lemon on the finish. Lemon curd. Got better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (637) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur jaune pâle avec une mousse blanche crémeuse qui tient longtemps et colle bien au verre - Au nez des arômes de levures épicées, poivre, floral, malt pâle, vraiment beaucoup d’épices et très florale un joli mélange - En bouche on retrouve cette grosse présence de levures épicées (poivre), houblon floraux et malt pâle - Corps léger, amertumes légère/moyenne, carbonation pétillante, sèche et onctueuse, final amère et poivré - sympathique petite bière belge, je la trouve extrêmement bien réussie


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