This luscious Belgian ale is an Abbey style modeled on the Trappist monastic tradition.
On the rough scale of strength associated with Abbey beers, like Dubbel and Tripel, this tip-top offering from St. Bernardus is widely regarded as a Quadrupel. Staggeringly rich, the St. Bernardus Abt 12 oozes with buttery goodness, both in farm-fresh flavor and in mouth-coating richness. Sweet clove notes suggest honey-glazed ham hot from the oven, while amaretto and plum wine notes bob and weave on the palate. Consider serving this opulent treat as dessert in its own right, or over pound cake and ice cream like a rum raisin syrup.