Abt 12 Quadrupel – ABV 10%

Simply, one of the best beers ever. This quintessential Belgian quad has a fruity aroma, sweet complex flavour of Crystal malts, and a bitter, hoppy finish.

Look: Deep rich brown with big creamy off-white head.

Aroma: Complex and sweet with boozy hints plus dark malt and jammy fruit.

Taste: Rich and full-bodied yet balanced, with equal parts malt, bitter, and sweetness. A long. dry and bittersweet finish with a hoppy, spicy bite. 

Verdict: It says volumes that St Bernadus still use of the original recipes the first days of licensed brewing, by the Trappist monks in Westvleteren. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.