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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saint Amatus, also called St. Aimé, was a Benedictine monk.

He took the defense of the lesser man who was exploited by the Merovingian king Thierry III.

In Belgium, Oostvleteren is the only parish to patron St Amatus as saint.

Struise started brewing at Deca in Vleteren early 2006, we ankered ourselves by starting the development of our own micro brewery in Oostvleteren during 2009. With this adventure being on the rails, we thought the making of Saint Amatus 12 was as evident as can be.

The terrific artwork was brought by our narcissistic artist Carlo Grootaert.

Saint Amatus has aged on Woodford Reserve barrels from Labrot & Graham, Kentucky USA. Some batches were instead aged on Pappy Van Winkle whiskey barrels, both varieties are valid for this entry.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, vintage 2010 sampled April 8, 2016. Dark brown with a little sediment and a beige head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, raisins, plums and dates. Flavour is slightly sweet with vanilla notes and dark fruit, malty with wooden elements and ending in a licorice bitterness and alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice beer indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
An enormous treat by the Struise Brewers. It is one of the finest Quadrupel’s I’ve tasted. It has the most wonderful texture and a whisky aroma. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
Murky brown sewer water, but with a delicious clove, yeasty aroma. Caramel, raisin, earthy yeast. Really good

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 330ml, dégustée le 7/6/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : brune foncée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées (fruits foncés, raisins) et épicées, caramel, pain, sucre brun, notes de chocolat et d’alcool.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût prononcé de levures fruitées (prunes, pruneaux, raisins et autres fruits foncés) et épicées. Un ferme support malté de caramel aux notes rôties et de sucre brun est également présent avec un léger goût de pain ainsi que des notes de chocolat, d’alcool et boisé.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : riche et légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume d’alcool doux boisé et accompagné un léger résiduel sucré et de levures fruitées.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at Trollekelder, Gent, march 13th 2015. Dark brown body with a lasting beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast esters and mocca, taste is sweet and spicy, fruits, banana, warming malt and plum finish. Excellent quad!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle brought back from a trip to Amsterdam. Pours a slightly murky deep brown with a good cream head. The aroma is vinous with red fruits. The taste is vinous too with light spice, raison, clove, earthy yeast and warming alcohol. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emdejes (23) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 33 cl Bottle - 2011 Vintage - Expected more of this, second and third tasting seemingly better. Completely my kind of beer, can compete with the pannepot range.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
Brassin 2011. Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC) au coût de 10,20$. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de petits fruits avec une pointe de vanille et d’oxydation. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6805)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Appearance: 2013 vintage. Dark brown, good amount of tan head.
Aroma: Malt, dark fruit. Sweetness.
Taste: Medium malt, prunes, caramel. Warming, vinous. Nice, soothing aftertaste. Hides alcohol very well. Very nice.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €4.10
Info: 26/2-2016, BB: 30/9-2019

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks vova. 2012 bottle. Murky brown with a beige head. Raisins, a little vinous aroma, sweet and deep and a little oxidized taste. with some nuts. Full body, quite carbonated, nutty and grapes finish.


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