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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4402   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
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Appearance: Hazy ruby/brown with a billowing 3 finger thick off white head. Aroma: Pepper, prune, dried fig, woody, slightly earthy, vinous, hint of banana, marzipan and bread. Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness, vanilla, marzipan, dried fruit and vinous. It is verging on spiritous and is akin to brandy. Palate: Smooth texture and medium body, prickly carbonation, the finish is a lingering fruity sourness with a slight alcohol warmth. The finish becomes increasingly astringent over time. Comments: Very refreshing and lively when uncapped. Left a glass lace.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2138) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Relatively clear dark brown, fruity and spicy nose and taste. Very sweet. Not the absolute best Abt/Quad Ive had but very tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano21 (18) - Toronto, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours with a large head that dissipated quickly. The colour is amazing and the taste is very good, but not amazing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (10141) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2013
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours hazy dark brown, with quite a lot of loose sediment coming out, frothy off-white head. Aromas of dark sugar and prunes. Sweet but clean taste, good balancing bitterness. not noticing the high alcohol. Medium body, creamy texture, long finish. One to savour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (703) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Medium heavy body with a nice mouthfeel. Little hop presence to balance the alcohol, but balance is achieved via a nice rich malty taste and mouthfeel. The finish is slightly alcoholic, but pleasant.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours to a light mahogany color leaving an off white head. Aroma is that a of fruitful almost a hoppy wheat. Taste is almost a metallic/ tangy flavor. Decent brew

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Deep mahogany with good clarity. The tan head is dense and foamy with good retention.
Aroma: Deep fig and brown sugar with hints of medicinal grape and sweet caramel. Semi-sweet and complex.
Taste: Prominent fig throughout with brown sugar, caramel and hints of chocolate. The finish is slightly medicinal grape.
Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation.
Overall: Excellent quad, complex, drinkable, and available everywhere! Theres no reason to not try this.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours dark brown. Nose is raisin, fig, dark fruits, caramel malts. Taste is complex. Get dark fruits, caramel malts, interesting yeast, sweet notes, maybe some chocolate. Well carbonated. Gas a nice bite to it that I can't identify. Some warming alcohol at the end. Full bodied. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
From tap at kazematten Ieper. Pours a deep brown with a large tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, rum. Not too present. Taste is dried fruits, medium sweetness, caramel, touch of molasses. Good beer but I personally prefer the prior.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lgsantos80 (75) - - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Bela belga, com boa espuma, nao muito duradoura. Sabor adocicado, alcool evidente, mas nao exagerado. Compete de igual para igual com as trapistas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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