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

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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (1105) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2017
08-03-17 // bottle at home. Bottled: 2014 Gushing! Pours a dark brown beer with a small light beige head. Coffee, chocolate, plum, dried fruits, sweet malty, caramel. Texture was very silky, light soapy, dont know if this is intended. Definitely need to retry this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (279) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2017
11.2 oz bottle pours dark hazy brown with a sudsy, off white head. Aroma is fruity with some yeast esters, brown sugar. Taste is very complex and interesting. Notes of figs, raisins, rum, bananas, chocolate and caramel malts. This has a slight hop aftertaste. Awesome Belgian quad!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidf93 (76) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 12, 2017
Murkish brown colour. Smell of figs and brandy soaked raisin and ripe bananas. Quite complex, medium body. Also, taste of taste and hints of alcohol. Not so sugary which is quite nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavyK (35) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Medium to low lacing. Faint sweetness & cocoa gives way to a slight overpowering booziness and a hint of soap. Tried this alongside Westvleteren 12 and they are markedly different.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fullpintofbeer (307) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle at Strawberry Thief, Bristol. Small, off-white head, dark red/copper colour, clear. Aroma: cherries, berries, alcohol. Dry/alcohol taste. Full body, long finish, lively. Heavy, strong, quite good, however too much alcohol as for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
buki (211) - Otwock, POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Ponoć klasyk, przyszła pora i na mnie żeby sprbować :)
Zapach bardzo bogaty, rodzynki, daktyle, cukier, muscovado, praliny. Bardzo przyjemny i sporo się dzieje
Wygląd: Kolor coca-coli, nieprzejrzysty. Piana wzbudza się duża, wysoka, acz bardzo brzydka. Pęcherzyki tworzą się niregularne jak w domowym piwie
Smak: Sporo cukowej słodyczy, rodzynki, ciemne winogrona. Dużo alkoholu. Całkiem wodniste i "niepełne"
Odczucie w ustach: sporo gazu, goryczki brak, alkohol zbytnio wyczuwalny i przeszkadzający, zalega w przełyku
Oglnie: Piwo dobre, ale nie pozbawione wad. Jak na dosyć dostępnego abt warto sprbować.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sephyrott (54) - - MAR 5, 2017
330 bottle at home. Complex full-bodied beer, with a fruity and malty aroma. One of the best representations of Belgian beer.s

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Huge, rich aroma filled the air with dark fruits, berry, plum & dark spirits. Very smooth on the palate. Medium to full bodied. Slight tingle on the back. Taste is very much as the aroma. Malt, demerara sugar, yeast, vanilla & caramel followed on the aft by dark fruits, dark spirits, hints of hops & really long finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
Birra dal color ambrato torbido. Schiuma color caffellatte non troppo persistente. Allolfatto frutta secca, banana, caramello e toffe. Al palato, corpo pieno con note di frutta secca, caramello, liquirizia. Un ottima birra da conversazione.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grafstout (5) - HUNGARY - MAR 2, 2017 does not count
By far my favorite after dinner beer. Complex taste with a bit of sweetness and a complex aroma, with a nice silky finish. Excellent through and through


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