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

bottled
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RATINGS: 4191   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 If you don’t think you’ll get a chance to try Westvleteren 12 this is not too far off, approaching almost as good, but much easier to come by. Yummy. Serving: Bottle and tap


4.2
Mister_Li (1409) - GERMANY - AUG 13, 2017
Trübes Dunkelbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, leicht süßlich, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle Waldbeeren, Rosinen, Nüsse, leicht trocken, sehr süffig.

4.8
matty (431) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2017
25.4 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a finger-thick off white, fluffy cap of foam. Nice aroma of dried fruit, a strong malt backbone and just a little yeast. Medium-full body. Flavor mimics the aroma with the dried fruit. A little sweetness comes through too along with some yeast. Finish is sweet too and just a touch dry. Excellent!!!

4.1
kybo92 (83) - Zadar, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2017
jako dobra, mada bolje da sam je probao zimi nego na 40 stupnjeva na plaži i to u čaši za colu. zato me vjerojatno nije i više oduševila.

4.1
explosivedog (1281) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2017
330ml bottle. Big murky brown pour with a big fluffy head. Wood, leather, cherry, raisins, sweet sherry, caramel, chocolate, orange zest, dried apricot. Body is good. Very nice. Really improves as it warms.

4.8
Mvalence (38) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2017
2011-01-27 Bouteille 750 ml. Arôme: Note malté très riche avec levure belge. Caramel enveloppé par des fruits mûres et raisin. Alcool, épice et sucre d'orge. Saveur: Malt très riche et présent, moelleux et onctueux, caramel toffee. Très fruité, raisin et figue. Alcool présent mais très agréable, il balance le tout. Final en douceur qui est vite enveloppé par un alcool qui réchauffe avec finesse. Tout simplement divin!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
trapped (3220) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle @ Varuna Cafe - Ankara. Pours murky brown with foamy beige head, caramel and molasses aroma, high carbonation, lightly sweet caramel taste with bitter roasted malt kicking in immediately, fruity background, smooth body, long medium bitter caramel finish. Such a smooth taste for a quadruple!

3.6
euniceradio (541) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours dark brown, tan soapy head. Aroma of roasted nut, malts, banana, spice. Taste of same. Carb is heavy and soda-like. Smooth and tasty, but I have a feeling this bottle is really old

4.5
erling1000 (744) - - JUL 26, 2017
A belgian, brown Quadruppel with low head. Aroma is banana, caramel, fruit, malt. Taste is bitter sweet.

4.1
Pallleon (376) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2017
Közepesen barna szín, kicsi bézs hab. Aszalt gyümölcsös, karamelles illat. Édeskés, karamelles, fuszeres, melaszos, virágos íz. Nagyon kiegyensúlyozott sör, melyben kiválóan rejtik el a nagy alkoholtartalmat.

4
Zilverenmaan (214) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Dark red brown, decent head never completely disappearing. Taste complex but not overwhelming: slightly sweet, fruity malts at first, then dried plums, softly burnt caramels, some alcohol. Very good.


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