hirigalzkar (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. This is very much alike St. Bernadus Prior 8. It smells the same but with less power. The taste is a little more spicy. CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours cloudy brown, hint of ruby, thin white head with moderate retention and minimal lacing. Floral, fruity aroma, lots of apples and a slight hint of spice but also some mustiness where I could do without. Flavour is overwhelmed to an extent by aggressive carbo though some mild spiciness does come through. Mouthfeel is thin and domintated by carbonation, reminds me of soda water. Bleh. Not sure whether it was the bottle or the beer, but I wasn’t sold. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a thin head with half-decent retention and minimal lacing. Grainy vegetal (oat bran?) aroma, damp sawdust with just a hint of sweetness underneath. Unusual! Taste is odd as well - vaguely sweet with light toasted grains, some diacetyl, nearly no finish whatsoever. Body is quite good, though, despite any other shortcomings - very very creamy, if a bit thin, and plenty of carbonation. I really don’t like the damp grain taste of this beer, it’s odd. If it were marketed as such it would be fine, but as a basic Belgian ale it’s a direction into which I have no wish to foray. Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Tap. Poured dark reddish brown. Aroma and flavor were well balanced roasty malts and yeast. Lacks complexity and was lighter than I imagined. Overall though, very nice beer. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Gusher. Muddied brown, wild and uneven head. Some good abbey yeast on the nose, but old dishwater too. Same taste of something turned and forgotten, like socks or a cardboard box that got damp. The hints of the Bernardus 12 are there, but only underscore that something is not complete here. I need another bottle.
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours a rich ruby color with thick frothy off white head. Aroma of concord grape, light green apple and belgian spice. Taste is dark fruit, concord grape, and yeast and belgian spice. As per usuual, St. Bernardus has a smooth creamy finish. great brew. Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Thanks bro! Pours a plum color with a lot of particulate and a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is intense green apple, concord grapes, a bit of alcohol, and plum and other dark fruits. Taste is dark fruit, a bit of green apple, and some bready yeastiness. An enjoyable sipper. aetheon (106) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2009
pours slightly thick, med brown, highly carbonated. nice slightly sweet aroma. moderate to full bodied flavors of yeast, bread, powdered sugar and a fairly clean finish. maybe a touch of clove and cinnamon. Overall its fine, but for the expensive price, I will not be getting this again. JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2009
bottle. Hazy deep golden pour with two finger white head with minimal lacing. Fruit hides the hops on the nose. Clean crisp taste with sweet fruit hints with hops and spice coming in near the end. Nice and smooth all the way! HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. MOderate bitter slightly fruity flavor. Average mderate bitter finish. Oily palate.