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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: 4365   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Micro13Brew (12) - USA - JAN 18, 2008
Very Good Belgian...Easily found in my area.....Very Smooth Taste....Good dark color....Nice touch of sweetness...Will be looking forward to getting another bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shane087 (26) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Recently had this at a brew pub in Athens GA. I was intilally stunned by the complexity of this beer. Too many flavors to describe. This is definitely a beer you want to sip and savor. High alcohol content wasnt noticable. Great beer, very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2008
a dark muddy color, one of the best belgum strong ales. there are many fruits, and a hint or carmel

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
avalon75 (9) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2008 does not count
Has a dark, opaque color when poured. Gives off a sweet aroma, consistent with the fruit and caramel in it. Has an incredibly complex - but not overly so - flavor. Strong fruits, some nuts dominate the tastebuds. Has a somewhat strong carbonation. This is one of my favorite beers. Its refreshing, subtle and very, very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Classic top-belgian abt. Dark, strong, dry/dried fruits, extreme amounts of malts - hello Westvletern!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
killedge (26) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2008
On Tap... strong, rich, fruity, carmelly aroma... dark brown body... thick head that never dissipated fully... carmelly , some subtle fruit tastes... finished nice.. left me wanting more

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JAN 14, 2008
From 330ml bottle. Dark brown foggy body with a beige creamy and lasting head. Aromas of dried plums, dried raisins, roasted almonds overpowering you from the glass. Surprising in mouth with more subtle flavors but that are mixed in a wonderfully complex harmony. One can find reminiscences of plum, caramel, cinammon at first with a slightly acid finish similar to an apple. Extremely smooth body with an undisguised alcoholic content and a weak carbonation. A top of the class beer that makes you want for more.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
Had this in Toronto last October at the Bier Markt. I just found my rating notes in my suitcase today. Poured a dark brown - really nice head. Very strong yet pleasant aroma. Very full flavour, but well balanced and very drinkable. In a word: YUM!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Wow. Poured a dark hazy brown from the smaller bottle, forming a thick, creamy, long-lasting head. Aroma is fantastic, like toasted raisin bread. Taste is more of the same, lots of fruit and yeast, with the alcohol present but not obnoxiously so. Would definately enjoy again. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
St Bernardus is the old recepy of west-vleteren. West Vleteren sold/give there old recepy, to go commercial with it. (west-vleteren has some secret addings now) It is a very good tastefull beer. Rater sweet for my part. if you like west vleteren, you will like this one also.


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