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

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RATINGS: 4193   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (7919) - Birmingham, West Midlands, - NOV 17, 2012
Taste at the Post Office Vaults from a 1.5 litre bottle; dark brown colour, quite fruity complex taste with well balanced malts. Will have to try my own bottle, normal size though.


2.6
9er (97) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2017
The bitters got me. Not my thing. There is some balance but this beer is not great. Malty, yes but the spices save this one grime being terrible.

3.8
ehaak26 (557) - - AUG 18, 2017
Draft at Which Craft Brew. Aroma of stone fruits, sugars, and some hops. Very good.

4.2
Mister_Li (1411) - 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 (84) - 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 (1286) - 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 (40) - 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 (3240) - 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.


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