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


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RATINGS: 4335   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hvdstam (12) - Neerpelt, - NOV 27, 2012
One off my favorites; full flavor, well balanced, alcohol lift, nicely hopped, fruity&spicy aromas like banana

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumpelmies (55) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Lots of floaties. Huge head. Aroma is sweet. Sugar, yeast, fruity, acidic. Taste: dark berries, banana, malts, caramell, prune, sugar, yeast. A touch of vanilla and something medicinical, phenolic. Strong carbonation. Long lasting and warming aftertaste. Hoppy and sour finish. You definitely can sense the alcohol but its very well integrated. A marvellous beer but I still prefer the offerings from the likes of Rochefort and Chimay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (272) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and malt. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitterness. I got some toffee and treacle flavours in there. Decent but I wasnt blown away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4299) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2016
03-DEC-2016, bottle @home, from Fakta. Hazy, dark brown with a lasting, off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, bread, and caramel. taste the same with some hops. Medium+ body, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter finish. This is OK. I never realy get to appreciate these Quads. Or perhaps I have grown out of them?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MGantzel (248) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2016 Denne quadrupel har et uklart mrkt udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. llen har en sd karamel aroma med frugt. llen smager meget sdt deraf og med mrk malt, hvilket gr at det sde karamel og frugt passer perfekt til llen. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oddskulle (9) - - NOV 25, 2016 does not count
Fanboy ! Noget af det Af det bedste du kan f! Fungere ogs fint p fad! Og s til den pris! Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2539) - Rros, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2016
Dark amber with solid off white head - Dark malt aroma with some fruity notes - Good dark malt body with some fruity notes and just a hint of hop - The dark fruity dark malt flavour goes into the finish .- This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumore (111) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 20, 2016
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours dark copper with limited white foam. Aroma is caramel and fruits under spirits. Spices as well. Body is medium-thick, with quote some carbonation and stickiness. Taste has strong sweetness and only very limited bitterness. Finish is sweet but not too persistent.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (329) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2016
Mi quad favorita. En nariz fruta madura y algo de caramelo. Buen cuerpo. Bastante carbnico pero sin picar. En boca toffee, malta tostada y fruto secos. Clida, pero con el alcohol muy bien integrado. Para mi es la menos dulce de las quads, y por ello es la que ms me gusta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jury (220) - RUSSIA - NOV 18, 2016
Очень вкусный Бельгий& квадрюп& красивы& цвет, хороший солодов& аромат и вкус, приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& алкогол& хорошо запрята& качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 05.04.2016. (Bottle 0,33/ 10%)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewWhatIWant (34) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Pours a deep mahogany colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet, caramel like with a hint of spice. The taste is caramel, raisins, plums, cherries, yeast spiciness with a solid malt backbone and an oaky quality. My overall impression of the taste is slightly sweet but well balanced, with hints of bitterness and no indication of the 10%abv. Its a smooth, light to medium bodied beer with high carbonation. Delicious, complex, but not overwhelming like similar Belgians.

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