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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4358   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 Belgiums 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. Its 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (519) - POLAND - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 Piwo metne w kolorze brazowym z plywajacymi drobinkami. Nalewa sie z niezbyt obfita i szybko redukujaca sredniopecherzykowa piana w lekko bezowym kolorze. W aromacie belgijskie drozdze, suszone ciemne owoce, karmel i cukier. W smaku polslodkie bez goryczki z wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. Mamy sliwki, figi i daktyle polaczone ze lekkim biszkoptem. Alkohol niewyczuwalny, pelne i gladkie cialo, bardzo zlozone a zarazem bardzo dobrze pijalne. To jest lepsze niz inne, nawet lepiej oceniane Quadruple.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saesenthessis (20) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Pours hazy brown. Medium beige head. Aroma of hops, wholegrain bread, sugary, caramel, raisins, dried friuts. Taste lightly toasted bread, brown sugar, dried figs. Smooth, full bodied, light finish with some alcohol, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (827) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours a hazy mahogany brown with a small head of tan foam. Lots of sediment suspended in the body. Light carbonation and some lacing. Strong aroma of dark fruits and spices. Medium body with a light tingling sensation. Full mouth feel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, and light spices. Smooth finish and a nice lingering warm aftertaste. Very enjoyable. Hides the alcohol well. Feels just a little light for a quad?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (228) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with medium sized off-white head. Aroma is yeast and dried fruits. Taste has dried fruits, yeast and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (649) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Top 5 rated quad, very easy to get, not cheap but not ridiculously priced either. Liking this so far. Sweet and fruity aroma, brighter than other quads I have tried. Flat dark brown color with a large off white head. Tastes a bit oaky with dark fruit and a slightly metallic aftertaste. Great palate, very easy drinking. Overall this was pretty good, better in my opinion than Rochefort 10. The aftertaste does take it down a few notches.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imperial_suchy (96) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Kolor ciemny miedziany, skromna pianka. W aromacie suszone owoce, karmel. Smakuje suszonymi owocami, przede wszystkim rodzynki i daktyle. Alkohol w smaku niewyczuwalny, jednak przyjemnie ogrzewa przełyk. Piwo jest doskonale ułożone. Świetny quadrupel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frudel (108) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Dune belle robe brune fonce, elle laisse tout de mme la lumire passe au travers, elle est coiffe dune belle mousse. Au nez, cest fameux, du malt trs fonc, du caramel, du sucre dorge, cest lgrement fruit. Au got, cest sucr, lamertume assez prsente, trs malt, des notes de prunes, de caramel, bien balanc, lalcool passe presque inaperu au got. Trs bon!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlueGaljoen (138) - FRANCE - DEC 23, 2016
La quadruple proche de la perfection. Robe sombre laissant bien filtrer la lumire. On est sur le grain torrfi. Le caramel. La prune cuite. Trs ronde. Souple. Une grande reussite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1868) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap at Bangers. Enjoyed this more than I thought I would, the spicy yeast flavour is very subtle and the complex dried fruit flavours balance perfectly, almost no hint of the ABV, excellent.


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