Order a glass of St. Bernardus and take home a complimentary glass from the brewery!
Come in and enjoy a glass of the deep red-tinged brown quadrupel ale with a big fluffy tan head.The aroma is a nice noseful of plums, raisins, and dried cherries and tastes like all that plus a bit of biscuity malt, brown sugar, and black pepper.This is a medium mouthfeel brew that changes nicely as the brew warms.
About the brew:
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the flagship brew from the range of abbey beers put out by this Watou brewery. This beer is a something of a runaway success, and accounts for more than half of the total brewery output.
The Abt 12 is a classic Belgian dark quadrupel, with an alcohol content of over 10% ABV. It has been brewed here since 1946, on the basis of the original recipe compiled by the Westvleteren monks.
And the story behind its name? The Abt, or Abbot, is the highest-ranking monk in the abbey; so perhaps it's no surprise that the brewery sees the Abt 12 as the highest-ranking amongst abbey beers. Due respect must be paid.