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100
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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4426   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1980) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 7/20/2007. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt scent. Color is a solid (almost no light comes though) burnt orange. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is rich and sweet with a bitter tail. Starting with a full body it goes down with a bubbly bite. Finish comes in with a rich sweet malt flavor and a mild yeast fruitiness, then ends with an even bitterness. This is a wonderful Belgian brew, but with a little different style. The malt seems to stand out over the yeast yet it still holds that fruit like yeast flavor that make an Abby style Belgian. This is just a beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
towering lively fluffy head, dark brown body. head is like meringue and withholds the heavier aroma. seafoam aroma persists, pine creeps through. Dried apricot, dates, cola. Solid all around and very impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608! Sort of a winey/ bitter scent to it, but doesnt really taste like wine once you dive in. A little bit of apple detected and didnt seem like there was to much alcohol. Well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DowntownGator (22) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
This beer will not disappoint, but fireworks werent shooting out my arse either. It is a rather nicely put together high alcohol brew. I really loved it and think you will too, but perhaps too much credit is given for its high alcohol content and dark color.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
One of the top Quadrupels available in the US. The appearance of this beer with its dark leathery color and light tan head is quite a sight. The flavor does not detract from its appearence. The experience only gets better as the beer warms and the night goes on. (the 10.5% alcohol helps)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Pours a dark red brown with a perfect creamy head that sticks around for the entire beer. Aroma is good, with plenty of dark ripe fruit, with some light notes of yeast and caramel. The flavour is awsome with some great malt flavours all the way through, lots of toffee, and caramel, some raisin sweetness in the middle, but the best is the licorice finish, top notch. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, the flavours wash over the tongue. Top notch, the finish really makes this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pjf (9) - USA - SEP 17, 2007 does not count
bottle, this was a true pleasure from start to finnish, bold taste nice color and the best way to describe this in one word is "smooth"

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jaredcox (1) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007 does not count
this is the best quad in the whole world. forget best quad, this is the best beer in the whole world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Im shocked! I thought this was going to be better, was kinda flat, hardly no tast to it. Smooth for sure but nothing special. For the ratings others gave this beer I wasnt impressed. Better the second time around but not great!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 15, 2007
bottle poured murky brown off white head goes quick to lace ., sweet fruity aroma. Sweet and malty some alcohol burn to it . mouthfeel is warm and bubbly


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