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St. Bernardus Abt 12

  • Paul Scrivano

Alongside a small farm road in Belgium’s West Flanders region grows an eight-acre hop field belonging to the St. Bernadus brewery. The hops grown here, along with locally sourced grains and a proprietary yeast strain, make the St. Bernardus Abt 12 one of Belgium’s most distinctive quadruple-style ales. Dark brown in color and with a powerful 10 percent ABV, this brew exhibits dark fruits and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, with a crisp finish that helps balance the beer.

 

(www.sintbernardus.be: typically priced at about $5 per 330 ml bottle; check your local beer merchant for availability)

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