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

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RATINGS: 4451   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
light shows a deep reddish mahogany coloring that is beautiful. And incredibly frothy, four-finger head takes its sweet time dissipating. Lacing is prevalent and thick. Wow. Figs, raisins, cherries hit on the very tip of the nose but quickly becomes a strong rum soaked scent. Theres a sweet bread character lurking in the background. Very sweet overall and almost wine like. Phenols are blossoming left and right. Extremely complex and heavy on the nose. The sweet raisin and fig notes carry well on the front of the tongue and they dominate the top of the palate. The a strong sweet bread character on the center of the tongue that starts to blossom in warming alcohol at the end. The sugar shines on the center but doesnt carry to powerfully to not let the bread character shine. Im impressed by the alcohol lightness. Very, very carbonated and I think that helps the flavors move better than the would otherwise. Things could be quite strong without the powerful carbonation and it makes sense here. A wonderful example of the Quad as a style and a new favorite. The complex flavors here are wonderful and this is something I could sip on many nights.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vomyboy (16) - MONTSERRAT - MAY 29, 2017
Perfect quadrupel. Tasty, excellent. Intense in mouth, long drink. Absolutely wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
murzyn (223) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Barwa bordowa, piana średnia. Aromat karmelowy, figi, rodzynki, śliwki, daktyle. W smaku mega zbudowane. Są rodzynki, śliwki, wiśnie, cukier kandyzowany, czekolada i jakby rum. Alko nie wyczuwalne. Mega pifko.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill23 (12) - - MAY 26, 2017
With a dark crisp taste and lingering after taste this cousin of the Westie is half the price but has all the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Almogabar (35) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), SPAIN - MAY 26, 2017
Botella de 50 cl, cata en Liquidos. Color marrn, um poco turbia, espuma abundante de color marrn o vainilla. Cerveza densa, con cuerpo. Compleja en nariz. Notas a malta tostada, madera. Tambin a dtiles y frutas negras. Sabor dulce, maltosa, muy equilibrada. Trago fcil pese a los 10 grados. Deliciosa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
razvanash (5) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
Dark beer with light brown head. Roasted malt, caramel, dry fruits. Very good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Michi38 (161) - Cracow, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Ciemno-bordowe, nieprzejrzyste. Piana biała, drobna, obfita, zostaje na tafli, lacingu brak. W aromacie figi, rodzynki, trochę ciemnych owocw, karmel. W smaku już owoce mocniejsze, na początku kwaśno, potem wchodzą figi z rodzynkami, karmel w tle. Jest mniej wyraźnie, niż sugerował to zapach. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka niska, posmak suszonych fig i rodzynek.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matoss (69) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Kolor ciemny, lekka piana, wyrzucenie dość spore. W zapachu nuty winne, wiśnie i trochę karmelu. Smak mocno owocowy, rodzynki, wiśnie, troche karmelu, drewna, alkohol ukryty. Super piwo.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
regli22 (3) - Sanlcar de Barrameda, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Cerveza muy consistente, de malta tostada, tiene notas a frutos negros, en general me parece muy buena.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jprenaud (1) - - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Biere ambrée 10% légère convient pour les apéritifs peu d'amertume je la recommande ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BarrelDoctor80 (3) - Rodenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Great beer! One of our favorites smooth going down light aroma and beautiful color, we like it better than Westvletern!


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