St. Bernardus Abt 12 is widely regarded as one of the best beers in the world. It is therefore no surprise that it is our brewery’s flagship beer, ranked at the very top of the St. Bernardus beer hierarchy. It is brewed in the classic quadrupel style and adheres to the original 1946 recipe.
Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.
In 2012 we decided to start producing a limited number of magnums (bottles containing 1.5 litres of beer). Each year, our Abt 12 is bottled in a special dark brown St.Bernardus magnum, featuring the brewery’s logo in relief, a ‘Bière Belge’ neck, a personalised cork and a unique muselet, and we ask a different artist to design the label. Artists whose work has graced past labels include Rik Vermeersch, Christian Silvain and André Van Schuylenbergh.
The 2018 edition is by the Belgian multi-talented artist Kamagurka. He painted 'De Regenpijp' especially for the Magnum 2018.
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