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

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RATINGS: 4495   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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 ’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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3.7
Beese (10800) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2020 330ml bottle at Craft Beer Company, Hammersmith. Deep copper. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and Belgian yeast. It’s easy drinking and malty, but it’s not super complex. Debt quad.

4
solar (84) - - SEP 14, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2020 Pours a murky opaque dark brown with nice tan head. The head dissipates appropriately on the side of the glass. Nice legs. Aroma from the bottle and glass was malt, bread, and mild biscuit. Flavor profile explodes into bittersweet hops, barley, malts, and caramel... a delightful balance between elements previously mentioned. Low to nonexistent cloying sweetness on finish. Flavor evolves on the tongue. Full mouthfeel. Clean. An excellent quad belgian I will certainly have again. YUM!

3.6
Vintherbottom (48) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2020 Typisk m noter af rosiner, belgisk gær og en røvfuld alkohol...Ved skænkning et relativt tæt skum, som dog ret hastigt lægger sig.

5
MashRespek12 (6) - - AUG 6, 2020 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2020 Az valaha kóstolt legjobb belga quadrupel sör! A rendelt csomagom másnapra megérkezett kifogástalan állapotban.

4.4
hopihalido (1247) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2020 01.08.2020 AR: belgische Hefe, Cola, holzig, spritig AP: trübes rotbraun/mahagoni TA: belgische hefe, spritig, pfeffrig

4
JaroMantic (80) - - JUL 28, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2020 Pours very dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Beautiful appearance! Aroma of sweet dark malts, cranberry, ripe dark fruit and rye. Taste is strong and complex: dark malts, fig, licorice and even a hint of cola. Alcohol pushes through a little too much. Rough hoppy finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

4.5
Mayina (16) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 11, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2020 Colore mogano, profumo intenso, sapore di liquirizia, frutta. Consiglio come birra da meditazione.

4.5
nayoro (14) - - JUL 10, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2020 Bottle, from Beer Hawk. Pours extremely dark brown with a thick, stable, beige head. Perfect carbonation yet silky mouthfeel. Taste is very complex yet perfectly balanced: Christmas cake, quality coffee, banana bread, whiskey and just a hint of cola. A phenomenal beer!

4.4
kalasanty (607) - POLAND - JUN 29, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2020 Butelka 0,33l, data ważności do czerwca 2019 r. Piana bezowa, dość niska, gęsta, opada do warstewki, z piękną koronką, pozostaje do końca. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, zamglony, praktycznie nieprzejrzysty. Aromat piękny i złożony, ładne utlenienie, nuty deserowego wina typu Malaga czy Sherry, wiśniowe, marmolady, rodzynek, daktyli, tiramisu, szlachetnego alkoholu, ciemnego ciasta trochę w tle. W smaku słodkawe i lekko kwaskowe, skórka ciasta, biszkopty, kawa zbożowa, nuta opiekana, daktyle, rodzynki, ogólnie suszone owoce, brązowy cukier, lekka korzenna, przyprawowość, czerwone wino, szlachetny alkohol. Pełnia średnio wysoka do wysokiej, wysycenie średnio wysokie, goryczka niska, alkohol świetnie ułożony, fajnie rozgrzewający. W zasadzie podręcznikowy quadrupel, bardzo złożony i świetnie ułożony, z fajnymi nutami utlenienia. Chyba ten styl najbardziej nadaje się do leżakowania. Nice, complex aroma - Malaga wine, cherries, marmalade, raisins, dates, tiramisu, pleasant alcohol, dark cake. Light sweet and sourish taste, notes of cake crust, biscuits, chicory coffeee, toast, dried fruits, brown sugar, spices, red wine, pleasant alcohol. Slighltly warming finish. Medium to full body and medium to high carbonation, low bitterness, pleasant warming alcohol. Basically a textbook quadrupel, complex, with nice oxidation accents due to long cellaring.

4.7
BubblePupil56 (8) - - JUN 29, 2020 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2020 Beautiful dark brown with a light soft creamy head, which lasts a while after pouring. Very well balanced and full bodied which you'd expect for a beer with 10% alcohol. Fabulously smooth on the palette with flavours of caramel and dark fruit offset by a good level of hops. Definitely a beer in my top 20 and one to savour at any time of the year.


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