Name: Abt 12
Brewery: St Bernardus
Overall Rating: A-
Style: Belgium Quadruple
Serving Style: 750ML Cork Belgium Bottle
Appearance: Huge 3 finger head poured into my Stone chalice. Dark brown/ruby. Cloudy.
Aroma: Big alcohol blast hits my nose with fruity fig and even a little anise. Earthy, full aroma.
Flavor: Bold earthy flavors start. Spicy fig finish. The carbonation bubbles are very present when sipping. The balance isn’t quite perfect as the alcohol dominates.
Body: Full bodied. Definitely a sipper not session brew. Dry finish for such a big beer.
Enjoyability: This is actually my first St Bernardus and I was impressed. This is a big Belgium quad that like so many Belgium quads before it suffers from a slight imbalance. Sure, I love high ABV brews more than most, but if the balance isn’t there, I can’t give a perfect rating. That said, this is a great quad and I will be buying more. Cheers.