About The Beer
Brewery: St. Bernardus Brewery
Format: 1.5L Magnum
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.
Since 2012 we have produced a limited number of 1.5 litre bottles, our Magnums. To create this special edition, the Abt 12 is bottled into a special dark brown St.Bernardus magnum bottle on which the brewery logo is printed in relief. It also comes with a Bière Belge bottleneck, a branded cork and a unique muselet, the wire cage around the cork. Each edition of the labels on these bottles has been designed by a new artist, and all of their art works are kept in the brewery’s art collection.
Panamarenko’s photograph 'Around The World in 80 Years', which would unintentionally become his last, was the photographer’s take on Jules Verne’s adventure novel 'Around The World in 80 Days'. The man behind this photograph is the narrative photographer Bart Ramakers, who in turn derived his inspiration for the scene from the work of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio.