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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra 4 is a classic Belgian Single style, light golden in color, full of flavor and character and brewed with more hops and bitterness in comparison to the other well known St Bernardus abbey ales. Extra 4 will be brewed with high fermentation and bottled conditioned with an ABV of 4.8%. Extra 4 will be a unique, tasty and refreshing spring and summer quencher with a lower alcohol content than such other popular St Bernardus products as Abt 12, Tripel and Prior 8.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (722) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2014
If you're into the trendy "session" beers (aka weak beer not worth the calories), and want a descent abbey session, then pick some up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (6099) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind transparent golden yellow colored body and a good lacing. The weak aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish malt hop aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild citrus mild dough and mild hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (524) - - MAY 8, 2017
Aromas of soggy bread and wet grass. Taste is bubble gum, faint citrus, bread, light grassy hops in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3984) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2017
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 06 04 18, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on March 15 2017; eye: golden, average effervescence, thin sheet of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: Belgian yeast, spices including coriander, light fruity; mouth: Belgian yeast, spices including coriander, fruity, hops, mild astringency, malt, chalky, semi-dry finale in spices with presence of yeast, light-medium body, rather carbonated, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lightly fleshy and lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 4,8 %, meilleure avant 06 04 18, achete la LCBO, savoure le 15 mars 2017; il : dore, effervescence moyenne, mince couverture de mousse blanc cass, trs lgre dentelle; nez : levure belge, pices dont la coriandre, lger fruit; bouche : levure belge, pices dont la coriandre, fruit, houblon, astringence moyenne, malt, crayeuse, finale semi-sche en pices avec prsence de levure, corps lger-moyen, plutt carbonate, plutt amre, trs lgrement sucre, texture lgrement charnue et lgrement rpeuse; en rsum : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lkowalkowski (330) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bardzo jasna słomkowa barwa, piana biała, gęsta i drobna. W aromacie owoce, jasne słody, trochę chmielu. W saku podobnie jak w aromacie. Delikatnie i subtelnie. Orzeźwiające i świeże piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2563) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours clear golden with lots of initial foamy head and minimal lacing. Nose is floral and grass. Flavours of apples yeast, cut grass, cereal. Taste is light sweet, light/med bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6659) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Aroma is apples, spices and Belgian yeast. The flavor is apples, grainy malts, light Belgian yeast and a slightly sweet/tart finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (135) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Pours with a good amount of foam. Color is nice light golden and theres plenty of carbonation. Aroma is that of light pilsner with yeast, "sharp" hoppiness, sweet malts and a little bit of tropical fruit. Palate has very good carbonation similar to sparkling water and is not oily, but well balanced between oiliness and dryness. Very pleasant. Taste has mild hoppiness, little bit of bitterness that adds a "kick" (but not too much). The body is sweet and rich, but not too overwhelming. Very delicious, but still refreshing. Cannot pick particular tastes other than hops, so this tastes a lot like lager, but the balance of taste (esp. bitterness) is amazing. This is like a lighter version of Pilsner Urquell. This is an excellent beer and becomes a personal favorite in this style.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Thanks Fergus! As St. Bernardus Extra 4. Pale yellow, still, translucent with a thick dense foamy head, leaving light lacing. Aroma is light and airy, papery, stones. Not much going on. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is wheat, sawdust, paper, slightly dry and salty into the finish. Nothing to dislike really but also doesnt have me singing from the rooftops. (3.1)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7715) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2017
Hazed golden yellow color with a fine white head. Lots of bubbles, but not as high carbonation level as feared. Medium body. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Nice mellow flavor. Fruity, mild citric and mild yeast in the profile. Quite session able beer. Refreshing and fine.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway]

Last beer in the 40s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (531) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Ar: Yeasty and lightly tart; perfume, peach, and orange, along with some candied notes, and peppery, rosy hops. Ap: Light gold and clear; small white head with poor retention, leaves a thin ring of foam and some thin patches of bubbles. T: Cereal and peach; oranges and a bit of chalk; bitterness is low, with a perfume and herbal hop character; more peach on the finish with a fresh cracker malt note that lingers. P: Light body with high carbonation; finish is very dry. O: This beer is really delicious, and it is far too easy to drink; there are a lot of fresh, fruity flavors here, and quite a bit of complexity, though the overall impression is subtle and well-integrated, quite quenching, too.


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