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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: 4427   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle.The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a large cap, which lasted throughout and allowed for some excellent sheets of lace. The aroma was a dark bread malt and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, a host of dark fruit (black cherries, plums, figs and raisins) and a large hint of alcohol. The taste was moderately sweet and a bit acidic with a nice caramel flavor in the beginning, and finished sweetly acetic with a big dose of dark fruit and a heavy alcohol funk at the end. The flavor lasted for quite a while with a fruity alcohol warming sensation left behind for one to enjoy. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a creamy, dry, syrupy texture and a nice lively carbonation. Overall this is an intensely satisfying and tasty beer, with a ton of unique flavors that are blended together extremely well. This is most definitely a brew to be savored again and again


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (578) - Kronoby, FINLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with beige medium head. Taste of caramel, molasses, toffee, roasted malts. Taste of caramel, biscuit, raisin, dark fruits, blackcurrant, fig. Full body with low carbonation, sweet finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Westy1130 (46) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2017
Purchased in a brick pack(12, 8, 6, Tripel and St.Bernardus chalice) some years ago. I must admit i prefer this over Rochefort 10. Definitely the closest thing to Westy 12.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (147) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Dark brown,creamy head.Very complex on the nose, a lot of dark fruit, malt, little bit alcoholic. Taste is malty, some fruity sweetness, some sourness, caramel.. Really great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironcontra (69) - POLAND - APR 18, 2017
very much an Essential Beer. Struggling to think of something with similarly wide distribution and price that could compete. Definitely doesnt fall in the sugar zone with other quads and traps - drinkable as all heck. Perfect carbo, nice hoppiness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2579) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2017
Bottle (2015) @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel with cherry notes. Candied and alcohol cherry notes. Roasted malt and small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with strong caramel roasted malt, cherry notes and full candied fruits bouquet. Great balance and quite drinkable. Aftertaste: alcohol and roasted caramel malt bouquet. Really great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (1742) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 13, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Darkest brown in the glass, think its unclear, one finger head. Very complex on the nose, a lot of dark fruit, malt, little bit alcoholic. Taste is malty, some fruity sweetness, some sourness, kruiden as the dutch said.. Really great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k92488 (464) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
DWF mrk med flott skum. Aroma er balansert frukt caramel. Smak st balansert humle. Co2 mye. Fantastiskt god. Favorite

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
azzurro (152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Bought this beer as a christmas package for my family. When you drink this beer, it rekindles your lost love for the good abbey work.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrewDoctor61 (1) - Jacksonville, - APR 9, 2017 does not count
Best overall beer Ive ever had. I typically do not drink ales, yet this is my favorite beer period.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
strelka (2) - Rzeszw, POLAND - APR 9, 2017 does not count
Great Price vs. Quality vs. Availability relation. Very stable, one of the best Belgian beers in this matter.


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