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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4257   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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3.6
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2006
I am a bit disappointed in this one, I was looking forward to it for a while! It pours like most any Belgian, medium-brown, slightly opaque, with a large but short-lived frothy head. The aroma is quite sweet and gets sweeter as it warms, somewhat like malt and caramel. The taste is initially just like that but quickly turns (for me at least) fizzy and bitter, like weak quinine mixed with the really dark brown dried figs, the kind I don’t care for much. It finishes with a rush of alcohol, and other than the warmth from that, not a whole lot else. I like the smell, the first sweet taste, but I miss the other things I find in Belgians. Maybe I’m getting too picky but this just isn’t my favorite. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t great, either.

3.4
ironryan22 (53) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 does not hide its alcohol as well as some other belgiums, a quality drop but not as refined a beer as say the awesome abbaye de rocs brune in my opinion.

4.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle. Rich malt aroma with a hint of hops and a slight alcohol note. The head fades quickly, leaving a dark murky beer. Medium to heavy body with a sweet and tangy flavor that finishes clean. After a few sips, the alcohol warmth sets in. Very good.

4.4
DontFearTheHops (6) - USA - APR 27, 2006 does not count
A frothy head follows a mahogany pour-nice, clinging lacing. Notes of fruit and spice cake in the nose. Silky mouthfeel with a strong emphasis of spiced rum. Also notes of all-spice. A remarkable brew. Would pair well with a rum painted grouper dish or a Thanksgiving dinner.

4.1
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2006
Pours a deep mahogony with a fair bit of sediment and a giant frothy off white head. Smells of bubblegum, bananna, and a slight sweet mustiness. Flavor is nutty, sweet, a bit astringent, finishing with a bananna clove flavor. Very alcoholic on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin and quite carbonated. A really tasty beer but I still much prefer Rochefort or even La Trappe.

4.1
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus, pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma sweetness, fruit, and alcohol. Very smooth and refreshing.

4
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Lucky #100. Thanks to my bro Bob! A medium brown color. Very nice head that fades fairly quickly. A slight bit of alcohol in the aroma, but not present in the taste. Much maltiness. Roasted flavors. Fairly carbonated. The 10.5% abv is very will hidden. Very nice beverage!

4.3
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2006
#300! Hurray for me! Hurray for beer! Anyway...11.2oz bottle. 131010. Batch number? Bottling date? Hazy, murky brown hue. Lacing off-white head. Caramel and cinnamon sugar nose. Bready and toasty. Smelled like cinnamon raisins bread. Sweet, full and an aparent alcohol palate. Caramel and cocoa. Figs and prunes. Floral and citrus hop finish. Perfect! A true classic!

4.2
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2006
Medium off-white head of fine lace. Opaque black body going brown at the edge, murky. Intense, sweet, spicy, chocolate aroma with licorice, toffee, cinnamon, and who knows what else. Intensely sweet chocolate taste with lots of cinnamon and unidentifiable spices. Aftertaste is intense spice mixed with alcohol heat. (0.33l bottle.)

4.1
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
i’m sad. i think i aged this in poor conditions. it smells yeasty, chocolatey, huge head. sip is of chocolate, burning fire, desire, alcohol, and figs


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