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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4474   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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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MartR (353) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2017
Looks about dark brown with thick a big creamy head. Aroma is a little boozy, but also gives out dark malts and fruitiness. What a great flavor profile, really complex and well balanced. Dark crystal malts combined with spicy-fruity notes all the way to the finish. Ends quite dry which allows some hops to join in. Almost no alcohol present in taste. Full bodied. Very rich in flavors and absolutely flawless. Perfect!

3.7
Brettsky06 (444) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 18, 2017
Dark brown pour with a long lasting beige head. Taste has some dark fruits. Very heavy. Really good quad

4
YantarCoast (1367) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 17, 2017
330ml bottle from Pinta’s in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma is spice, dark fruits, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, raisins, chocolate, bananas.

3.8
dropi6 (418) - POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Dark, with red reflexes. Molasses, Caramel, lum, malts, yeast, alcohol, herbs. Semi sweet, semi bitter. full body, fizzy.

4.3
harrylt (13) - - JUN 11, 2017
Long persistent creamy head Ruby amber color not very clear Full body Medium carbanation Smell deep grains, and even like wine Tast Smooth and heavy, heat raising up from throat bcz of the 10 degree alcohal Really taste like japanese Sake, with hint of soy sauce. A bit of sweetness. Sour bcz of the highly fermentation. When exhale, get the great falor of ripe grain after sun burn. HIGHLY SUGGEST! EXHALE AS MUCH AS U CAN! TO FEEL THE RIPE GRAIN FLAVOR! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
PhilosophyGuy (682) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Brązowe. Piana bardzo wysoka, szybko opada, ale zostawia obwolutę na wokół szkła. W aromacie chleb, biszkopty, nuty figowe, miodowe, delikatnie winne. W smaku umiarkowanie słodkie, dosyć biszkoptowe, chlebowe. Alkohol delikatnie wyczuwalny. Goryczka praktycznie nie występuje. Wysycenie średnie. Naprawdę fajne.

4.5
dogbomb (1217) - ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark chocolate brown with a thin floating cream head. Nose is toffee, caramel, cake, bread, raisins. Taste is initially mooted, but then, give it time... Dark fruits, raisins, caramels, cinder toffee, dense bread. Sip sip sip and enjoy. Play with it across the taste buds. No alcohol burn. Just complex flavours playing on the tongue. Yeah. I like this.

3.7
mmmeinike (184) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2017 Dark brown with off white head. Dried fruit, resins and malty aroma. Taste of malt, marzipan and caramel.

4.5
ZuidDrenthe (12) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
First impression: very nice beer. Beautiful notes of roasted malts, caramel and spice. Hints of coffee. Has very nice deep dark red color. Carbonation is just perfect. Leaves a very nice roasted malts / cereal taste in the mouth after you took a sip. Only minus: maybe just a tiny little bit too sweet.

4.5
balloonbuffoon (316) - - JUN 4, 2017
11.2floz bottle (BBD: 07.24.2019, paid the discounted price of $1) poured into a large snifter glass. Appears a garnet brown with a moderate amount of tan head, an excellent looking brew. Plum, raisin, and an undertone of caramel compose the nose. Flavor is likewise, but with the occasional tobacco note. Semi-sweet, full in body, and the alcohol provides a warmth without being hot best describes the palate. Besides being nit-picky, there is really nothing wrong with this beer. It is one of beers that define the Belgian quad style. For when I want a true Belgian ale that is malty and yeast driven without the fuss of spices and heavy phenols (added or imparted from the yeast), then this beer achieves all of those things.


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