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


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RATINGS: 4267   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - FEB 28, 2014
Presentation: 330mL brown bottle, served in an oversized wine glass. Appearance: It has a very dark brown color and develops a tan, two finger head. It has good retention, so it stays for a while and leaves some nice lacing. Smell: The sweet malty smell is right up front with a strong alcohol note in the background. Taste: Just as with the nose, there’s a very dominant malt sweetness at the front, with some ripe fruit notes and a warming alcohol feel throughout that wraps things up very nicely. Mouthfeel: It’s full bodied, with average carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, it just feels balanced. Overall: An incredible beer. This is a must-have.

cinek (454) - POLAND - DEC 14, 2017
butelka. ciemnobursztynowe, olbrzymi gushing, po kilku minutach piana się uspokaja, piana brudnobiała, miedziana, ładnie koronkuje. w aromacie coca-cola, karmel, alkohol, przyprawy, toffi, lekko estrowe. w smaku estrowe, karmelowe, chlebowe, przyjemnie gra na podniebieniu

crazy_cat_lady (724) - - DEC 10, 2017
Large bottle from the LCBO from maybe 6-7 years ago, been in the cellar. Have had this beer many, many times, but apparently never rated it until now. This is my favourite of the St. Bernadus beers. Warm brown with a tan head. Huge aroma of grape bubblegum, malt, toffee, caramel. Smooth and slick. Tastes of grape bubble gum, malt, caramel, toffee.

6bottlepack (541) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours hazy red/brown with a slightly off white head. Aroma of plums,prunes,fig,candy sugar & bread. Taste plum,fig,dates,prunes,burnt candy sugar & light toasted toast. Light bodied,well carbonated,alcohol burn . The finish is boozy with more plum,fig,prunes & dates & a growing dryness.

Daboch (190) - Gdansk, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Ciemnobrązowe, nieprzezroczyste piwo z niezłą pianą. Aromat owocowy głównie rodzynki i śliwki, trochę słodu. W smaku lekko słodkie czuć ciemne owoce plus rodzynki, posmak chleba. Dobrze zabalansowane piwo. Bardzo dobry quadruple

NiklasT (135) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Dark brown/red. Aroma dominated by figs, dates and some yeastiness. Taste follows the same track with a fantastic balance between fruit, malt and at the end soft sweetness with a touch of bitterness. A fantastic beer!

levinek (29) - POLAND - NOV 29, 2017
To się pije z nieskrywaną przyjemnością. Fajny zapach - owoce, rodzynki, drożdże. W smaku bardzo przyzwoite, alkoholu w zasadzie nie czuć. Bardzo dobre piwo.

scrooloose (11) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 330ml bottle. Pours a dark brown murky liquid, as could be expected of an abbey beer. Lasting creamy beige head, fine carbonation with yeast flocculant in suspension. Nose: Banana, molasses, nutty, caramel. Flavour: Molasses, dark malt, roasted coffee, bitter orange, chocolate. Palate: Full bodied, creamy, sweet, banana, warming alcohol bite. Finish: Lingering bitterness from malt, banana, nutty Incredibly complex, a remarkable example of just why abbey beers are so revered.

macmacco (36) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji przed założeniem konta na Ratebeer

deepdrinker (316) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 One of my favourite beers. Complex, full bodied ale which pours well with a dark brown colour, good carbonation, fruity / yeasty aroma and a superb long lasting taste

djfreeart (32) - FRANCE - NOV 18, 2017
Couleur marron foncé, mousse très présente et effervescence. Goût malt, légère amertume. Arrière goût métallique décevant.

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