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


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RATINGS: 4378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (601) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 A traditional abbey style scent. A nontraditional abbey style taste. The carbonation does wonders for the Abt 12. I taste sugar, malts, and whiskey. The malts are very noticeable with a sweet whiskey finish. All and all this was a tasty experience. It is worth a try even if abbey styles are not your thing like myself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remALUS (291) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle: 330 ml, Price: 2,09 eur
Labai, labai didelė puta..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdleedahl (276) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Full bodied, and basically the perfect embodiment of the style. Worth rebuying.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (991) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Reston Aroma: caramel, dark fruits, Belgian yeast Appearance: dark amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurlyJoe (126) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2017
Dark, dark brown and relatively clear with lots and lots of light brown head. Treacle aroma, very sweet. Less boozy than expected on the nose. Taste is a little more boozy, however it is quite well rounded with the sweetness. Once again treacle, caramel. Dark , crystal-y sugar flavours. Fair amount of malty earth taste. Finishes off with some bitterness. Not too oily in the mouth, still thick though. Goes down smooth. Lots to this beer, different with every sip. Q

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevinReddirt (97) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2017
I have been looking forward to sampling Abt 12 for a long time. Comes out of a 22 oz. bottle purchased at the friendly supermarket. Nice intro, a dark body with a red undertone and a plentiful light tan head. Its nose is sweet dark fruit and banana. I taste plum, raisin, malt and a touch of red licorice. No spiceiness like others. Not my top Belgian, but certainly top tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (881) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
PREZENTACJA: prawie przejrzyste z farfoclami w toni, niezbyt obfita piana dosyć szybko opada do mizernego atolu, średnio zdobi szkło;
AROMAT: cukier kandyzowany, brzoskwinia, rodzynka, rum, czekolada, po odpoczęciu po cukrze jest alkohol, czereśnia i śliwka;
ODCZUCIE: ciało niskie, bardzo wysoko nasycone ;
SMAK: cukier kandyzowany, morela, czekolada mleczna, rum, nalewka śliwkowa, całkiem wyraźna krtka drewniana goryczka, lekko metaliczny posmak;
OGLNIE: bardzo dobry klasyk, ale przyznam, że patrząc na oceny i mając w pamięci inne piwa z St Bernardus, napaliłem się na dużo więcej (choć sam nie wiem co).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. (1) BB date May 2011; Drank Feb 2008; (2 & 3) BB date Nov 2012; Drank Dec 2008 & Feb 2009 - Sweet, very malty. Very fruity; dark fruits, raisins & berries, spices. Caramel, brown sugar and honey? Chocolate. Yeasty; lots of floaties. Very, very smooth. No bitterness. Alcohol very well disguised. Terrific beer! (2009-02)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EkinTelli (119) - TURKEY - FEB 3, 2017
black, clear, frothy, tan foam, and there is some spalls in it. banana, bread, grass, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
felip989 (186) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Deep amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, dried and red fruits (raisins, plums, raspberry, cherries), floral and herbal notes. Taste is chocolate, caramel, honey, raisins, raspberry, molasses, some yeast, alcohol and herbal notes. Warming mouthfeel. Light sweet aftertaste, with some bitterness and sourness. Very balanced. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael_bb (85) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2017
Am I drinking beer or am I drinking liquor? To be honest its good, I like it, but Ive come to realise that trappist beers are not for me. Has an intense aroma of raisins, nuts, and bourbon. Taste is very strong, maybe a bit too sweet in my opinion. Although having a decent fizziness at first, it vanished almost completely by the time it reached the bottom third. Quite slimy also. Strong alcohol presence in the vein of most beers in this style. Ive liked it more than some other quadrupels, but still not my favourite style.

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