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

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RATINGS: 4468   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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n1pmao (2) - Aars, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
Meget god (og billig) stærk belgisk ale. Dog kraftig smagbar alkoholstyrke, men dejlig karamel-, rosin-, ?-noter. Duft og eftersmag ikke så varieret som smag

4.6
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2007
This is my favorite beer. First thing after work every friday, I pick up one of these badboys. It pours very dark brown with a normally thick tan head.

4.3
Gmcade (1) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2007 does not count
This is one of the best Belgians I have enjoyed. I have had the entire line of St. Bernardus (8, 10, 12, Prior, Abt, etc.) on tap while I travel to Stockholm. It is definitely better on tap than in the bottle here.

4.6
GiladA (13) - ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2007
Aroma: Sweet apples Appearance: red, brown, not enough head Flavor: heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, I felt the alcohol too much Palate: full body, creamy, thick feel, lively, Overall - I felt the alcohol (Not good), but I want more from that beer. The best company to blue cheese

3.9
brstp (201) - - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Bottle. Hazy dark brown color, fizzy khaki head. Pretty strong alcohol aroma, some plum and spice. Taste is tangy, spicy, a little hoppy at times. Great beer but I can’t ’t see myself drinking it all of the time -- perfect time/place seems like after-meal drinks at a dinner party.

4.4
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
spiritually deep aroma. full tasting and tangy with a well appreciated aftertaste of bitterness. a revelation.

4
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours murky dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma is complex, cookies, bananas, dark fruits, and apples. Flavor starts balanced twards the sweet side, carmel, toffie, and finishes more well balanced and short. Medium to full bodies, creamy and softly carbonated.

3.6
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 1/5/14: Bottle from my cellar shared at a tasting at Oren’s place. 2006 bottle. Murky dark brown. Aroma full of dark fruits, somewhat oxidized with port, caramel, a bit of chocolate and a bit of nutty hints. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, dark fruits, oxidized vinous notes and a finish with a light alcoholic touch. Medium-bodied. Aged pretty nicely. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

(Re-rated on 7/15/07. Took a point from the aroma and a point from overall impression. Changed the description a bit). Bottle. Color is very dark brown, with a lovely beige-brown head that lasts long. Aroma of malt, yeast, dark fruits, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is sweet with malt, raisins, carmael and some yeast. A nice full body with a spicy, alcoholic and a bit bitter finish. A great beer. 7/4/8/4/16=3.9

4.1
drfabulous (7814) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Richer and stronger than the 8. Pure quality. I don’t need to get poetic. This is an excellent beer.

4.2
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2007
25.4 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with an off-white one finger head. Very appealing sweet aroma of molasses, plums and caramel. The flavor is dominated by carbonation, follwed by cherries, plums and caramel. Nice warming on the finish. Great beer!


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