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St. Bernardus "Abt 12"

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 offers rich notes of amaretto and plum wine

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St. Bernardus "Abt 12"
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Abbey-style Quadrupel - Belgium / All-Year
$4 / 12 oz.
10.5 per cent ABV

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.


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