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

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RATINGS: 4521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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arsol (1764) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2021 Brun med beige skum. Lukter av mørke stenfrukter. Fyldig og søtlig i munnfølelse. Smaker av alkohol, karamel, belgisk gjær. Rated 12. mai 2018

3.7
erne (79) - Milano, - FEB 27, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2021 Quadrupel complessa, piacevole da sorseggiare e non pesante nonostante i dieci gradi. Rapporto 'qualità / prezzo ottimo'

4.5
Grandrenard (36) - - FEB 18, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2021 The pride of Belgium. Full fresh sweet and a bit of lemon. Strong on tongue but rewarding body. What an absolute pleasure.

4.2
smroush (465) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2021 Fruity aromas, almost apple cider; some barnyard aromas; yeasty aromas. Taste has bread and some mild tartness and sourness; alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming; fairly lively. Complex and different/interesting; very good.

4.5
yerffoeg (677) - Dinant, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2021 Excellente, riche en goût et en arômes... et très facilement disponible en magasin.

4.4
hayayoshi (602) - Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2021 Dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar aroma. Mohagany, in color. Taste is very fruity with apple, dark fruits, brown sugar, belgian sugars, caramel, barely any alcohol taste. So smooth and delicious.

4.2
trappicosmico (10) - Vigevano, ITALY - JAN 13, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2021 Bottiglia 33cl:⁣ Colore tonaca di frate, schiuma avorio cremosa. Aroma prugna secca, spezie invernali, caramello e crosta di pane. Gusto maltato, frutta scura (prugna, uvetta), cannella, caramello, un pizzico di liquirizia e un vago sentore legnoso a fine bevuta. Corpo più che medio, carbonazione media mentre il luppolo è quasi nascosto ma presente in ultimo.⁣ Note Personali: Birra dai sopori e aromi decisi, che per essere apprezzati in pieno bisogna lasciarla respirare. Versatela e aspettate, dategli il tempo di entrare in temperatura (circa 16°C) e regalerà emozioni al palato. Il grado alcolico è presente e si sente ma dona calore e morbidezza alla bevuta. La Abt 12 si dimostra come un punto di riferimento tra le quadrupel. Una delle mie preferite!⁣

3.6
fredthecat (525) - CANADA - JAN 1, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2021 ha, i never rated this yet? requires at least 30 minutes poured to open up properly. aroma is plum, light spices, cakey, alcohol hidden. taste is sweet, cloves - somewhat obvious dark candi sugar. body excellent. lacking star anise flavour i perceived most strongly when had previously. decent beer, considering price wouldnt get again. st bernardus does well with yeast usually and i could have better. will re-rate sometime. weird tasting.

4.6
dreadp (20) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2021 From the bottle of holiday 6 pack. Similar to previous reviewers - dark fruit, alcohol well hidden, complex. A special and worthwhile quaff. Definite recommend. Based on this, I'm thinking about a post-COVID Euro trip where I can sample the OG Westvleteren 12. Further, I hoarded 3 of the holiday 6 packs - for $21CDN each you can't go wrong.

4.3
mkcmagico (957) - Mezokövesd, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2021 0.33 bottle. Old abbot Bernardus smiles at us from a very nice, maroon-colored quadrupel with strong head. The aroma is cognac, raisins, wine barrel, delicious. Very tasty, full-bodied, concentrated dessert beer. The alcohol feels a little, but next to it a cavalcade of wine, cognac, dried fruity flavors is felt, different for each sip. It was a complex, fine quadrupel, perhaps a little too carbonated. **** Egy nagyon szép, gesztenyebarna színű, erős habbal rendelkező quadrupelről mosolyog ránk az öreg Bernardus apát. Illata konyakos, mazsolás, boroshordós, finom. Nagyon ízes, testes, tömény desszert sör. Az alkohol picit érződik, de mellette aszú-boros, konyakos, aszalt gyümölcsös ízek kavalkádja érződik, kortyonként más és más. Komplex, finom quadrupel, talán picit túl szénsavas volt.


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