Is St Bernardus the same as Westvleteren?

Is St Bernardus the same as Westvleteren?

Bernardus has more bubblegum notes (from the complex esters of the yeast) while the Westvleteren flavor is more holiday spice-forward (phenols, also from the yeast). Even though they both use the same yeast strain, this difference can possibly be attributed to the warmer fermentation temperatures used for Westvleteren.

What kind of beer is St Bernardus Abt 12?

abbey ale
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernard is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic style of Belgium’s Trappist Monks. It is almost ebony in color, smooth, creamy and full bodied with big richness of texture that is almost oily and very assertive, like a warming coconut brandy.

Where is St Bernardus beer from?

Bernardus Brewery in Watou, Belgium.

How do you serve St Bernardus Abt 12?

  1. Beer Style. Belgian Dark Abbey Beer (Quadrupel)
  2. The Beer. The St.
  3. Alcohol. 10% ABV.
  4. Fermentation. Top fermentation with re-fermentation in the bottle.
  5. Ingredients. The St.
  6. Colour & Transparency. A deep-golden brown colour with a frothy collar of café crème.
  7. Serving Temperature. 8°C – 14°C / 46°F – 57°F.
  8. Serving Glass.

How old is St Bernardus brewery?

St. Bernardus Brewery

Industry Brewing
Founded 1946
Headquarters Watou , Belgium
Products Beer

Is St Bernardus a good beer?

It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) 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.

Is St Bernardus the best beer?

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.

What is the difference between St Bernardus Abt 12 and Westvleteren XII?

The biggest difference is that the Westvleteren XII carbonation is lower and much smoother compared to the sharper carbonation of the St. Bernardus Abt 12. While both beers are bottle conditioned, there’s a good chance that differing amounts of yeast were used in carbonating the beer after initial fermentation.

Who brews Westvleteren XII?

Most beer aficionados know of Westvleteren XII, the Holy Grail of beers, brewed by the monks of the Saint-Sixtus Abbey in the southern countryside of Vleteren, Belgium. But few know the muddled history of this storied beer and its connection to St. Bernardus.

Is St Bernardus Abt 12 a good wine?

St Bernardus Abt 12: There was a rich malty sweetness with notes of caramel, dried dark fruits like raisins, figs and prunes as well as a hint of the alcohol. Aroma Winner: Initially at the 45°F pour, St. Bernardus had the advantage, but as it warmed up it was Westvleteren by a “nose” at the finish line.

Who brews St Bernard Beer?

In 1946, they officially formed Brewery St. Bernard. The Abbey’s brew master, Mathieu Szafranski, provided the beer recipes, the famous Saint-Sixtus yeast strain and the technical know-how to brew the beers. They sold the beer under the label “Trappist Westvletern,” which was later changed to “St. Sixtus,” and finally just “Sixtus.”