St. Bernardus Extra 4

St. Bernardus Extra 4

Rated 3.322 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brouwerij St. Bernard

Watou, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Ale

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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Back to the roots: In the summer of 2014, Brewery St. Bernardus will bring one of their oldest beers back to the market. When the brewery was founded in 1946 to brew and commercialize the beers of the Trappist Monks of Westvleteren, the brewery received 4 recipes from them: Abt 12, Prior 8, Pater 6 and Extra 4. In the 70's this 'Enkel' or 'Single' style got out of fashion and the production of the Extra 4 was discontinued. In origin, the Extra 4 was brewed by the Monks for their own consumption, but this beer is seldom sold in Belgium or abroad. The Extra 4 is brewed in the classic 'single' style and is a light gold colored beer with a ABV of only 4.8%. It is a beer of high fermentation, bottle conditioned and full of flavours. It is brewed with more hops than usual for the other beers of Brewery St. Bernardus. The Extra 4 will be available in limited quantities each year on May 15 for all customers in Belgium and abroad. Available in 33cl and 20L kegs. Did you know: Single or 'Enkel' is the base of all Trappist and Abbey Ales. Later a Double and a Tripel were added to the range. These names refer to the amount of malt (x2, x3) that was used in those days to brew this type of beer.

ID: 57583 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 6 years ago

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Overall Rank8861
Overall Percentile80.7
Style Rank174 of 1070
Style Percentile83.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.483
Weighted Score3.322
Standard Deviation0.293

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  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 3.9 3 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    C: light gold, hazy, big frothy white head that lasts
    A: fresh bread, grains, candy sugar, light spices
    P: light bodied, high carbonation
    F: biscuity malts, light spice, light citrus notes
    O: A drier beer that the Chimay equivalent, and not as tasty

  • CHOPZ 5184 reviews
    rated 3.5 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    330ml bottle that pours a hazy, light-golden colour with a big white frothy head, very-good retention and patches a thick foamy lacing. Sweet aromas of sugars and fruity bananas from wheat. A nice slightly-dryer mouthfeel. Made as an easy drinking Belgian beer, and it is. Flavours are mild, with decent hops in the finish. Kind of happier for a Belgian ale, but at least the sweetness and spiciness is down for the style. Decent.

  • CYRENAICA 2049 reviews
    rated 3.6 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    330ml bottle
    4.8% ABV
    Best Before: April 20, 2010
    LCBO Outlet #457 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Yonge / Eglinton)
    September 21, 2019
    The beer pours a hazy straw gold colour with a generous white bubbly head which lasts forever! The aroma is yeast, grass, citrus, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is yeast, grains, with some funk in the finish. A solid Belgian patersbier!

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.0 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Nothing special.... Draws golden-yellow with a moderate bubbly white head with good retention and lacing. Decent carbonation. Mild yeasty-grassy aroma and flavor.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A bright golden yellow in color with a big sudsy textured, white head rising above. There's great hang time on the head. A thin ringlet is left. A citric and yeasty funk are in the nose as they are in the taste. Light, crisp and effervescent.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Opaque golden yellow with lasting, lacing white foam head. Aroma is citrus like, some barley. Looks like a Weissen. Taste indeed has strong citrus presence, but also strong barley, nice fresh beer. (Velp 201407)

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