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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: 4451   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
junebugAvery (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
330ml bottle from beer cartel, poured into abbey glass. aroma of spice, black fruits, and almost a scotch-like quality. aroma is deceptive and not entirely indicative towards its final flavour. dark brown in colour, a little hazy but mostly clear i suppose. creamy tan head, dissipating not supremely quickly, but leaving a long enough time to provide aroma and look gorgeous. tastes a little malt sweetness, but an appreciable amount of hop bitterness and alcohol warmth towards the end. it dances across the tongue, glimmering with - again - an almost whiskey-esque astringency and profile. full bodied, a creamy texture, and a surprising amount of carbonation for what i expected it to be. long, bitter finish, that leaves you wanting more. 4.5/5

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (322) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle (2 years old). Hazy brown beer with creamy beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, ripe apples, spices, caramel, yeast. Taste is medium- sweet and light bitter, caramel, some brown sugar, ripe apples, dried fruits, spices, light plums and raisins, with lasting fruity aftertaste. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is average to lively. Great, well-balanced, flavourful.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleProfessor59 (1) - - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
相当不错的啤&#

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djcampbell (99) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2017
Vynikajc masivn pivo s jemněj ale intenzivněj chut, nasldlejm aromatem. Pro mě absolutn pička.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (598) - Kronoby, FINLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with beige medium head. Taste of caramel, molasses, toffee, roasted malts. Taste of caramel, biscuit, raisin, dark fruits, blackcurrant, fig. Full body with low carbonation, sweet finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Westy1130 (76) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2017
Purchased in a brick pack(12, 8, 6, Tripel and St.Bernardus chalice) some years ago. I must admit i prefer this over Rochefort 10. Definitely the closest thing to Westy 12.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (161) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Dark brown,creamy head.Very complex on the nose, a lot of dark fruit, malt, little bit alcoholic. Taste is malty, some fruity sweetness, some sourness, caramel.. Really great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironcontra (127) - POLAND - APR 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 very much an Essential Beer. Struggling to think of something with similarly wide distribution and price that could compete. Definitely doesnt fall in the sugar zone with other quads and traps - drinkable as all heck. Perfect carbo, nice hoppiness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2017
Bottle (2015) @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel with cherry notes. Candied and alcohol cherry notes. Roasted malt and small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with strong caramel roasted malt, cherry notes and full candied fruits bouquet. Great balance and quite drinkable. Aftertaste: alcohol and roasted caramel malt bouquet. Really great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (1790) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 13, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Darkest brown in the glass, think its unclear, one finger head. Very complex on the nose, a lot of dark fruit, malt, little bit alcoholic. Taste is malty, some fruity sweetness, some sourness, kruiden as the dutch said.. Really great stuff.


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