Brew Review-St. Bernardus Abt 12

For this review I am trying the St. Bernardus Abt 12 Abbey Ale. I’ve had this beer in my refrigerator for all too long (since July! gasp!) so the time was perfect.  Also I think the Trappist monk, as happy as he looks, was getting lonely.  He got me thinking: is this beer actually brewed by monks. According to the history section of it does not appear to be brewed by monks.  This was a bit of a let down, but I did discover that it is one of 14 Belgian Family Brewers.  These members must have been brewing for at least 50 years non-stop.  That is quite a distinction, but does that make for a great beer?It absolutely does!  As you can see from the picture it is a chocolate brown color a small head.  The aroma is malty with a hint of raisin.  The taste is where this beer stands out.  It starts with some sweet malt and the hints of the raisin from the aroma.  It is a bit creamy in texture and the carbonation settles to the side of the tongue when the alcohol of this beer becomes apparent: 10%.  The sweetness of the malt lingers through the finish and for the most part hides the alcohol.  Ahh so good, definitely try this beer if you have the chance.  I found it at Total Wine in VA.

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  1. Pingback: Brew Review-St. Bernardus Abt 12 « The J Street Beer Review @ My Beer Critic

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