St. Bernardus Abt 12

Brouwerij St. Bernard
Watou, Belgium

Vital Statistics

Release: Year Round
ABV: 10%

From the brewer

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 Belgium's best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It's 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.

Average Scores

Overall: 78 (logged 13 times)
Draft: 78 (logged 8 times)
Bottle: 78 (logged 5 times)

Who's been drinking this

apricot and plum. Smooth and rich this is what I want to think of when I think Belgian Abbey ale .
Belgian 12th Man!!!!
Bottle at Karthik's
Bottle at A Friend's
Incredibly rich molasses and a clean, tongue-tingling finish. Almost like drinking gingerbread. Drinks incredibly easily for a 10% beer.