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St. Bernardus Abt 12


A traditional quad, this beer is a classic abbey-style beer, but not a Trappist. Quad’s are the crown jewel of many Belgian breweries and have high alcohol content and usually have a dark color. These beers can be aged for a very long time.

Quadruple. 10% ABV. Belgium.

Dark brown colored, with just ridiculous head.

The aroma is also ridiculous. First of all, the maltiness comes through. You get some raisins and brown sugar, cherries, strawberries, some caramel, blueberries, spices, and some yeastiness.

There is some carbonation, but not as much as the Trappists I’ve had, so I like that. There is definitely some body here, but not too thick.

The yeast and malt come through a lot on the palate. The palate is pretty similar to the nose, I love the spices and fruits coming through, with raisins, honey, and brown sugar. But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t really sweet. The alcohol is really hidden in here, impressive.

This is extremely balanced, extremely well-made, and extremely good. They don’t make them much better than this. If you can find this beer, please buy it. 95 points.

  1. February 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the reminder that I LOVE this beer…..

    • atattooedtale
      February 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      Isn’t it fantastic? I love St. Bernardus. Have you tried their Witbier?

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