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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: 4287   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 Belgium’s 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. It’s 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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4.4
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Simply delicious! Thanks for the sample CollinTikianus! Poured a hazy orange with a skinny full lacing. Smelt of berries and bananas and went down and tasted in what words can that can not describe. I hope we meet again St. Bernardus!

4.1
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle from the downtown wine shop. Poures a light tan frosty head and dark color. Taste of fruit and cream. Very suprised, the carbonation is very powerful with a awesome head. I like this very much.

4.8
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 abt 12 is a very fruity beer that is very smooth and well balanced. Holds a nice thick creamy head when srved at cellar temperature. I feel that drinking at cellar or a little above really brings out the characters in this beer

3
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2008
On tap at Max’s. Brown with a red tint and a white head. Fruity aroma with grapes. Bitter alcohol taste. Not much flavor. Didn’t like it.

4.2
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2008
On tap. Has a beautiful deep reddish brown colour. Very warm and malty on the nose - dried fruits, caramel and some herbs. Flavour is sweet and relatively complex and very malty. Dried fruits, spices (made me think of Rochefort) and powdered sugar. Ther finish is sweet. The alcohol is extremely well integrated! Really good!

4.2
GMCC2181 (1617) - 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
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I can’t really remember all the flavors.

4.3
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
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
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.


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