St Bernardus Abt matured for 6 months in Oak Calvados barrels.
It pours deep brown with a thick beige head. Nose is light weird herbs, brown sugar, sweet, light soap, brown banana… Taste: sweet malt, brown sugar, dried fruit, yeast, oak, caramel, cherry and cognac. Body: Full body with a great, crisp, carbonation. A very very nice brew.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus.
Pours a cloudy, dark brown/mahogany colour with thick, foamy (slightly creamy) off white head that lingers. Nice lacing. Sweet and spicy aroma with hints of fruits and yeast. High carbonation, kind of like a chimay. Really refreshing even though it is sweet as well. Quite boozy with tastes of dates, a hint of cherries and a lot of spices. Great palate with a nice balance. Very fitting Halloween/Christmas season beer.
Extra 4 is a classic Belgian “Single” style. Hazy deep hay yellow liquid with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, perfume, cloves, bread, spices and white pepper. Medium bitterness with flowery sweetness. Yeast, grass, fruit, hops and citrus. Extra 4 will be a unique, tasty and refreshing spring and summer quencher with a lower alcohol content than such other popular St Bernardus products as Abt 12, Tripel and Prior 8.