St Bernardus Abt 12
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Tom DeLarzac
- Published on: November 21, 2017
- Last modified: November 21, 2017
The recipe for this Belgian brew was created by the monks of nearby Westvleteren, and it uses the same yeast strain as the famed Westvleteren 12 ale. Nicknamed a “quadruple” because of its higher alcohol; try pouring this 10% ABV ale into a snifter to enjoy its rich, layered notes of fig, toffee and plum. This ale is great for cellaring, too; let it sit for up to 60 months in a cool dark place, and the body will slowly thicken and sweeten with time, drinking more like a port.