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St. Bernardus Abt 12, Brouwerij St. Bernardus, Watou, Belgium


USA Today’s resident Beer Man, Todd Haefer, is full of praise for this Belgian heavyweight.

He writes, “The fruit flavours of Abt 12 were amazing, with notes of raisins, dates and plums that only deepened as the beer warmed up in the glass. A bit of cherry made an appearance in the background.

“Toasted malt pushed the caramel flavour more into toffee territory with a sweetness that helped bring out more of the fruit and malt flavours without becoming overpowering. Despite its darker colour, there were no notes of chocolate or coffee.

“I did not notice much presence of spices in the ale, which are a common staple in many Belgian beers. This was not a detriment to the beer, which stood on its own just fine by concentrating on the fruit and malt flavours.

“The body was creamy and provided a nice mouthfeel, along with a medium carbonation. Quadrupels can sometimes be a bit heavy, but not the Abt 12.”

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