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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4334   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Dark amber with creamy white head. Good looking. Malty sweet taste. Very smooth from the beginning to the end. High quality :p

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG1 (15) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Nice appearance, dark honey or copper. Relatively low carbonation, and very smooth. Caramel with subtle banana flavor, followed by raisin and fig.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (428) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber, hints of purple, golden-brown and a nice 2 finger, off-white head. Some sediment in the glass, but typical of the style. Aromas are initially sweet with caramel, toffee, banana and dark fruit coupled with some clove, allspice and lingering alcohol. Taste is very rich and balanced. Much like the nose. No surprises here, just a great balance. Maybe some hints of tobacco and leather along with the well-hidden alcohol. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and nice interplay of the malt/yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pacool (41) - - OCT 10, 2014
Ciemny kolor, przyjemny lekko słodkawy smak. Z każdym łykiem bardziej do siebie przekonuje. Warto spbować, warto.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (452) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Een rijk, warm en uitgebalanceerd bier. De smaken zijn in harmonie. Het zusje van de Westvleteren 12.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Chestnut color with fluffy khaki head and lacing. Sweet and nutty malts, dark fruits, bitter hop presence, and Belgian yeast in nose and flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1864) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a slight red hue, with a big mocha head. Aroma is roasted caramel malts and nice fruity yeast, with toffee, chocolate and molasses, dark fruits and kandi, as well as notes of oak and some slight alcohol. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is slightly burned malts with toffee and chocolate, as well as bread and syrup, grain, molasses, and notes of dates, prunes and tobacco. Sweet finish with kandi, chocolate and yeast with notes of burned wood.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2689) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Drinkswell, Ripon. Dark brown colour, foamy beige head and aroma of bready malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, spice. Taste is bready, grainy, malt, dried fruity, toffee and caramel, dark chocolate, earthy yeasty with some lingering spicey bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, warming drying earthy long bitter finish. Complex and very drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 10% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met dikke witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: rozijnen, donker fruit, caramel, zoetbitter Conclusie: bekend abdijbier, lekker in de donkere dagen van het jaar, warm EDIT: ook van het vat gedronken bij café De Knijnspiep, Maastricht op 18 december 2014

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2656) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarkynortherner. Brown red decent head. Aroma is fruitcake malts taste same some bread spice alcohol warmth long bitter finish. Nice full smooth body.


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