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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4358   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2616) - JAPAN - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 A lovely roasted, chocolatey taste, although the alcohol is quite apparent. Also a great deal of sediment in this beer and little to no head. Minor quibbles though, when a beer tastes this good

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Roasty caramel, licorice, raisin, brown, sparkling, frothy, full body, lively mouth feel. One of the best abbey beers Ive tasted.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Dark murky brown with a towering rocky head that lasts forever and leaves ropes of lace down the glass. Yeast, earth, caramel, raisins, and sweet spices. Loads of flavours to sort through: toffee, bready yeast, caramelized banana, apples, molasses, and nutmeg are all in there. Big alcohol backbone, but well balanced ; warming but not harsh. Normally Im not a fan of the triple, but this was perfect on a cold wintery evening. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottled from Keg & Bottle 2. Pours a somewhat murky brownish color. Strong dark fruit aroma along with a bit of yeastiness. Some vinous qualities. Rich roasted dark fruity flavors. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Smooth as well. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very rich and full bodied. My bottle is 10%.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Dark brown with an off white head. Great lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, fruits and wheat. Tastes of maple syrup, toffee,dried fruits. Complex, full bodied and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8178) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
pours a cloudy brown colour, with a healthy tan head..good lacing here, smells of a musky fruit sherry, warms u indeed..very complex and very pleasing,expensive but quality...smile on you happy monk!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2006
Watou - thommelhof - most recently - has anyone else noted the changes? Or is it me?

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
12oz bottle. Medium-dark brown appearance; off-white head with decent lacing. Pleasant nose showing dried fruits and cherry cola. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: belgian sugar, maple syrup / toffee backdrop, plenty of yeast and spice. Much less carbonated than out of the 750s (more palatable). Sweet, yeasty finish of medium length; warming.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Beautiful beer. Cloudy brown with good carbonation and some sediment floating around. Lackluster aroma however...almost like steel. Strange. Excellent flavor of fruit - plums, cherries, and raisens. Tight on the tongue with a fiz on the roof of the mouth. Some alcohol flavor too. Fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2006
A very good beer, a little bit sweet for my tastes. Seemed to have nice balance and nice color.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 335 336 337  338  339 340 341 » 436
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5