TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, I’ve had the 12 a few times before. This was a bottle, poured a heavy murky brownish red. Thin off white head. Aroma is of sweets and prunes. Tastes is alittle acidic with a mix of plums.Enjoyable, but I prefer the 12.
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, darker than the 6 with a good, cream-colored head. Spicey, dried fruit in the aroma. Brown sugar and a touch of alcohol in the flavor.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and invites you to drink. Taste is sweet as well with raisins coming to mind then some hoppy goodness with a pleasing bitterness. An interesting saltyness at the very end perhaps? I love St. Bernardus everyting I’ve had is amazing.
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 thanks to vyvvy for sharing this fine belgian. crimson red with lots of carbonation with a fizzy-off white head. lots of spicy yeast tones here with a good candy note (hard candy-fruity and estery). lots of dark fruit here-plums and rasins. flavors exhibit alot of plum flavor with some toasted belgian amber malt accents. yeast is very active here. It drives alot of spice into the flavors. fuzzy carbonation with a spritzy feel on the tongue. pretty nice BSA.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
crazy rat cork...um, this is like a dubbel licking an ass...dark murky..great lacing...smooth, phil gave it a 6/10 ..but i don’t like it...tastes old and dusty. i’ll try agin in future to make sure, on tap for sure!
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is of dark fruits, malts, and sweetness. Hazy, rusty brown with a small but long lasting beige head; flavor shows spice, plums, and sweet malt. The alcohol was covered pretty well and a bit of hops lingered in the aftertaste with that little alcohol.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour was dark brown, with hints of orange and some suspended particles. Good thick tan head that lingered throughout, and excellent lacing. Aroma was strongly dark fruit...grapes, plums, figs, and the flavor was more of this, along with the malty sweetness early on. As beer warmed at mid-glass, alcohol became more evident in both the flavor and the aroma. THis is a very tasty beer, and pretty much what I expected. Not the best for a hot summer night (like tonite) , but there is no mistaking the good aroma flavor and overall quality of this beer.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep clear red full of small floaties and a small thin creamy head. The aroma is full of malt and marzipan and the taste is rich, sweet and fruity.
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a 4 pack of this (330 ml bottles) after being pleased by the Abt 12. The Prior 8 poured a cloudy nut brown with large yeast particulate present on the bottom. The mild carbonation gave rise to an even thick white head which quickly dispersed with minimal lacing. Presented a yeasty aroma with a hint of fruits, cheeses, and alcohol. The flavor was malty sweet, doughy, and rather spicy with a warming dry finish. The body is a bit creamy and only moderately thick, less so than the Abt 12 if I remember correctly. I think this is very drinkable if you like belgian strong browns.
tennisjoel (1362) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty dark red pour with tremendous head we all come to expect from this style. Many similar qualities to the abbot 12. Exquisite taste and very enjoyable beer. St. Bernardus has yet to disappoint.