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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4450   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Sweet, malty, alcoholic, light molasses, port? Brown foamy-creamy head, good lasting; dark brown body. Heavy sweet, average duration. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Opened a bomber bottle for New Years Eve with a pop from the cork. A dark caramel brown color with a big foamy tan head from the great carbonation. The head left great lacing all through the glass. You could taste the alcohol, but it wasnt over powering the beer. There was a creamy sweetness to the flavor and the carbonation of the beer. Many flavors were going on from raisins, caramel, subtle chocolate and much more that I couldnt put a finger on.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allen79 (2) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2008 does not count
Very active upon opening, producing a large head. Very dark body, warming rich pallet. Heavy alcohol taste, but not overwhelming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (890) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
(New Years Eve tasting Flight (4 of 4) Pours a tan head of large bubbles. Lots of carbonation. Reddish brown in color. Cloudy. Not very aromatic. Heavy body with pronounced alcoholic tones. Flavors of dark malts very clearly. Maybe a hint of raisins? Not nearly as hoppy as their tripel was. Bit of warming in the aftertaste/pallate. A very nice beer overall, however, I tend to like the Rochefort 10 better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
750 ml bottle poured into a St. Bernardus glass. Pours a copper-brown with fluffy, two-finger head which lingered for quite awhile. Great lacing. Aroma is vinous fruit and alcohol. Flavor is wonderful raisin, sweet malt and yeast. Sweet, yet not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and alcohol. Wow! This is a fantastic brew! Although my favorite styles are Impy Stouts and IPAs, I love this brew! This is the best Belgian Ive had to date.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Monk-y see monk-y dooooo! Yum yum! A rich, brown Belgian double. Delightful carbonation and sweet undertones of caramel. SWEET.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
bottle.....notes fom quad tasting appearance: reddish-dark brown and substantial off-white head aroma: light on the aroma of dark fruits, not very assertive taste: dark fruit, with a longer lasting sweet sensation, mouthfeel was really nice. my favorite so far of the lot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
330ml bottle from Bevmo Carmel Mountain. I think this beer ranks right up there with Westy 12. Nose was awesome, hints of banana bread, light citrus fruits, and a tiny bit of hops. Pour was a dark brown with a light tan head that was quite foamy. Finish was slightly bitter. I cant wait to try the Abt 12 special edition sitting in my fridge!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Had this many times I guess I should rate it now. Dark brown/amber color with medium white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt,and caramel. the taste was the same with raisin,plum, figs,and brown sugar flavors. Sweet and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2007
11 oz bottle - dark amber color with nice fluffy off white head. Aroma has raisins, figs, caramelized sugar and a hint of coffee. Flavor is dry, sweet and malty, nutty, brown sugar and a touch of something else banana perhaps? Has a faint alcoholic bitterness aftertaste.


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