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

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RATINGS: 4321   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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4.5
cruik (70) - - FEB 19, 2018
Muddy brown beer with a creamy off-white head. Smell is belgian yeast, dried fruits, cherries, and caramel. Taste is malt-forward with a rich and earthy chocolate taste that's nicely balanced by the pleasant bitterness. It's mildly tart. Somewhat doughy. Surprisingly medium-bodied despite the abundance of flavor. The ABV is extremely well-covered.

4.8
jase3812 (100) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2018
Made from the same recipe as the Westvleteren 12 and not surprisingly, tastes the same. A little less sweetness but a little more carbonated than the Westie (yeah I’m nicknaming it). I can’t say I got the same warming sensation as the Westie but it still has a rich flavour that suits a strong ale. As a cheaper alternative it works but I’m leaning towards the original Westvleteren. 

4.3
wilde_joost59 (433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2018
Thuis uit een flesje, donkerbruine kleur, aardig schuim. Heerlijk zacht en zoet bier, je proeft de abv van 10% absoluut niet. Bijna perfect, iets minder kandijsmaak (thanks Huub) zou mogen. Maar: heerlijk dus.

4.1
axl (1133) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2018
330ml bottle. Dark amber-brown with tall white head. Aroma is sweet malty with candi sugar, caramel, dried fruits, nutty malts and light almond. Taste is sweet dark malty with dried fruits, candi sugar, nuts, almonds/marsipan and caramel. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and sweetish, malty aftertaste.

4.3
mzaar (3907) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2018
Flaska. Kastanjefärgad med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av marsipan, karamell och frukt. Smakinslag av marsipan, fikon och russin, nästintill övermogen banan, trä, karamell, en lätt ton av alkohol, nyanser av något pepprigt. Det är så väldigt väl sammansatt och drickbart. Mjuk och len munkänsla. Världsklass.

3.7
Zilb (429) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2018 3 ans et 3 mois avant DLC. Ambrée foncée col de mousse moyen à bonne tenue et carbo très importante. Arôme alcool complexe, caramel et dattes. En bouche, caramélisée et alcool. Petite amertume finale. Belle rondeur et sucre résiduel important.

4.6
mylos86 (23) - - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 Donker bruin kleur. Veel schuim, licht bruin van kleur, die snel zakt. Neus is van medium intensiteit. Vol en zoet in de mond met smaken van karamel, koffie, chocola, pruimen. Medium carbonatie. Afdronk is zoet, licht bitter en lang-. Verdomd lekker bier

3.7
Senap (758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 ordentligt smakrik och ordentligt med tryck. ordentligt med alkohol, men trots det tycker jag inte att den når upp till de bästa i klassen.

4.1
malibrat (266) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Nije ni čudo šta se ovaj 'opat' na flaši tako lijepo smješka i diže 'kalež' sa pivom u zrak :) To je ono šta i 'svjetovni' konzumenti osjećaju poslije gutljaja 'vrhunske' pivske čašice. Bernardusova dvanajstica je takvo pivo ! Kao šta se i očekuje od Quadrupela koji na Rate Beeru od Belgijskih 'teškaša' zauzima treće mjesto , pivo je kompleksno i izbalansirano. Miris je lagano 'vinski' a okus je mješavina suhog voća i malko čokolade. Alkohol od 10% je izvrsno uklopljen u tijelo koje je nešto manje punoće od Westvleterena 12 i Rocheforta 10 i opće se ne osjeti . I zato što je malo pitkije preporučam ovaj kao prvog kojeg treba probati od Quadova! ..pa onda tek na R10. Uživajte!

4.4
biilz (381) - SPAIN - JAN 15, 2018
Аромат сильный, богатый. Ощущаются темные фрукты. Пиво не сильно пенится, пена с крупными пузырями, четко остается на стенках бокала. Вкус сложный,богатый, не присуще Квадрюпелю. Темные фрукты,карамель,хмель оттенок меда. Послевкусие долгое, очень мягкое. Присутствует кислинка. Пиво шикарное, что говорить. Но если сравнивать с его старшим братом Вествлетерен ,то младший братец получает хорошо пенделя по башке.


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