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


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RATINGS: 4427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (143) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2017
Pours dark copper. Aroma is cherries, and sweet dark fruit. Taste is the same, had this years ago and its definitely a classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenCat (89) - SLOVENIA - APR 8, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours brown with big tan dissipating head. Rich aroma of caramel, malt, some yeast, plenty of dried fruit, some raisin, its a bit tarty and of course it has some some alcohol on the nose. Flavor is similar, more dark fruit even. And you get to feel alcohol more than in aroma. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Body is full, texture almost oily. Carbonation is average. Finish is quite long, alcohol and bitterness complemented with some sweet dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1267) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
Against the grain I know but ever so underwhelmed with this head dissipates quickly. Nose is weak for such a big beer taste all you would expect from an big abbey beer just not much of it maybe needs re-rating with a different bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchdarthvader (52) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
(tap) Het ruikt zoetig naar caramel en kastanje achtig. Mooie donkere kleur. Proeft volle diepe warme smaak van een mooie donkere rode wijn met caramel. Wat om een kaasplankje smeekt. Palate is vrij eenvoudig maar is met zon volle smaak ook niet echt nodig. Geweldig biertje voor in de herfst bij de openhaard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eastwood (305) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2017
Gran cerveza tostada. Muy potente. Facil de beber. Tostada tomada de grifo en el Kraken. Para repetir. Muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (442) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 4, 2017
Buen aroma a caramelo y fruta madura. Buen aspecto, espuma color crema persitente. En boca balanceada, cuerpo lleno, maltas, fruta madura, amargor y un final seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2469) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. 10.0%. Best before 10.09.20. Pours a somewhat hazy, reddish brown, with a frothy, light tan head. Bit of lacing. (Dark) fruity aroma, a wee bit tart, light berries, hint of yeast. Plums, light raisin as it warms. Flavour is dark fruits as well; plums, light yeast. Light malt in the background. Mildly bitter finish. Dark fruits again, bordering grainy. A bit tart. Mild alcohol burn, but nowhere near reflecting the actual content. A bit too much carbonation, which interferes with both the aroma and the flavour. Overall good though. 01.04.17.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samtzu (356) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with small amounts of brown head. Rich caramel nose. Full body with the same sweet caramel flavours. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bitek (621) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 31, 2017
UPDATED: APR 20, 2017 Suszone owoce, marmolada, karmel, lekki, rozgrzewający alkohol. Średnie ciało, dość wytrawne. Wysokie wysycenie, niska goryczka.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thomas_W1 (742) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2017
Flasche 0,33l: Kastanienbraun, dunkles Mahagoni, deutliche Trbung, sehr krftiger stabiler grobporiger Schaum; in der Nase krftige dunkle Se, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, dunkle/eingelegte Frchte, Backpflaumen, Rosinen, leichte Hopfennoten, Rstaromen, Tannine, krftige slich-wrzige Bitterkeit; im Krper schne Se, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, dunkle/eingelegte Frchte, Backpflaumen, cremig, krftige Kohlensure, Rstaromen, angenehme dunkel-fruchtige BItterkeit, Tannine, zunehmend trockener; angenehmer fruchtig-wrziger Nachgang mit leichten Rstaromen

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