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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
88 94 82 3 13 16
Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Quadrupel
11.00 % ABV


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Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 0
Originally reviewed 09/22/06

Poured from bottle into chalice.

A - Pours deep brown. One finger head that is beige and soapy looking. Within a minute, the head is a film covering the entire surface of the brew.

S - Ripe dark fruit, sweet and malty, Belgian yeast with a bit of spice. A little hint of alcohol.

T - Slighty spicy bite at the front combines with fine carbonation tickling the tongue. Touch of hoppiness here. From here, dark fruit, chocolate, and sweet malt take over. Alcohol is difficult to detect, despite the 11%abv.

M - Thick and rich. Fine, aggressive carbonation. Superb.

D - Like the regular version, this one goes down quickly and easily. Great beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 12/23/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 10 19 5 10 0
Exceptionally dark and russeted in a ruby tinted dark umber. Super foamy top of lightly yellowed/tanned parchment paper hue sits firmly stacked with might at about a thick inch. Compactly dense and resides as so to an always present thickly smoothed over topping of creamy frosting. Lacing clings like old dusty cobwebs as some middle areas drop through leaving the patterns thickened in most areas touched.

Much like the regular Abt 12, the aroma is bit understated with a partial dark candy fluff of raisin, fig, and cookie dough that has bit more waft of ethonalic heat and waver.

Taste is dead on yummylishous. Wow! Immaculately forward with a doughy dark sugary center surrounded by all sorts of tiny spicings of dark fruity skins and cookie incredients. Perfect yeast additions to my favorable buds with a light drying of cocoa on top of some bread crust fluff. Deliscious candy notings are hinting and solid in firm notations towards cocoa and caramel with flintings of dark fruity things like dates, raisin skin, banana peel, and fig juices. The sugars are real nice with dark, deceptive soakings across the palate that leak caramel and chocolate drizzled raisiny goodness a plenty. Wow, what a treat!

Feel is firmly set within a medium to fulfilling body of both carbonation and texture. Eagar to please, and does just that. Lovely drying off the palate with cocoa powder and french twisted sugary bread and/or cookie bread dough. Elite and gratifing within the realm of wholesome candylishous goodness. Dark but seeming bright and kinda snappy. A deceptive brew and well worth the effort to seek out and let sit.

...but as you can see I could not wait. Not even over a months' time whilst sitting in my fridge of fridges to get this open. The perfect elixer to open the mind and realm in taste satisfation. However, the ABV of this will sink in and leave you stumbling for words of how this elixer of a brew makes you dance 'til bedtime.
A wonderful brew to behold by St. B.! Happy 60th! I'm done...

Serve at 52 degrees or warmer and you'll be gleamming from ear to ear with delight of tasty wonderment!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 11/21/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 18 3 8 0
Finally got to get to this brew. Awesome pour, dark amber with a thick tan head. Smell is sweet, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is also sweet, caramel, malt, and a nice slight alcohol burn at the end. Great brew, but not up to par with the regular Abt. 12.

Served In: Pint Glass

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