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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4445   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
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle, nice dark brown color. Good sized head. Smelled sweet, but just the right amount. No lacing on the glass. Taste is super smooth. Raisons, sweet dates, spicy apple. Really good. I like the high alcohol content. Over all an awesome brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I cant really remember all the flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Malty raisins, tropical dates, and spicy apples on the nose. Deep brown, nice head. Sour and sweet with a solid slow alcohol burn to cut through. Excellent carbonation. Rich, complex, an amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2008
A dark to ruby red color with a huge just off white head. Lacing occurs before I even drink it. Good sediment floating about throughout the beer. Smell is slightly alcoholic with raisin or prune notes a very effervescent aroma to it. Taste is good with a slight alcohol tinge to it. The flavor or dark fruit is very prevalent. A delicious beer .

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Upfront flavors, lots of dark fruits, and spices and very well masked alcohol. The only thing missing while I was drinking of this was some good cheese to eat with it. Light chocolate, carob roastedness, with some honey roasted peanuts in the finish, along with that lingering candi sugar taste that coats your tongue.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Absolutely top of the line, all the way. Poured into a trappist glass with a huge head that lasts forever. I would not call it dark ivory like the commercial description, its much darker than that. Rich aromas of dark fruit, plum, raisin, maybe a little wine. Flavor is sweet and fruity, again with raisin; I think you can find pretty much any sweet fruit in there, its that complex. Medium to high carbonation, giving it a very thick, chewy mouthfeel. Medium finish, mainly sweet and malty. Absolutely delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours a deep brown with a decent sized head. Aroma of spices, fruit, rasins, caramel. Has a nice mixed fruit, yeasty malty flavor and an excellent mouthfeel. Well Done St Bernardus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Deep brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of spice, dark fruits and sweet notes. A flavor of spice, sweets, dark fruits and weak notes of alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Doured Dark Brown with a good head. Aroma of cherries and raisins. Has an excellent mouth feel. Med-high carbonation. Very complex. Strong biitter finish. Excellent Beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Dark reddish brown with a good head. Malty sweet and fruity head. I tasted black cherries and other sweet fruits. Overall this beer is about as good as it gets to me!


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