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

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RATINGS: 624   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3469) - 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 (2864) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emdejes (14) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2016
33 cl Bottle - 2011 Vintage I expected more of this, was kind of disappointed. Although my style, I found this beer rather mediocre, certainly not outstanding in any way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - 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 (1898) - 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 (3910) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1561) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Slijterij Hennie Berendsen’, 2013 vintage, best before September 2019. Gusher! Clear, very dark red with a thin, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of raisins, prunes, caramel, marzipan and hints of booze. Sweet, fruity-malty taste of raisins, prunes, caramel, marzipan and vanilla, followed by a long, warming, slightly bitter and rather alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very tasty, quite complex, pleasant mouthfeel and satisfying. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 23, 2016
E’ di un bellissimo color marrone scuro, con splendide ed intense sfumature rossastre; la schiuma è ancora in ottima forma, beige, abbastanza fine e cremosa, con una buona persistenza. Anche l’aroma è ancora forte, con una ricca presenza di frutta secca (uvetta, fichi, datteri), prugna sotto spirito, zucchero candito, marzapane, amaretto ed anche qualche lieve nota metallica. E’ una birra che ti fa immediatamente domandare dove sia finito il contenuto alcolico (10.5%) dichiarato in etichetta: corpo più verso il medio che il pieno, pochissime bollicine, è morbida in bocca e si sorseggia con sorprendente facilità. Dopo cinque anni non ci sono praticamente segni di ossidazione, mentre il gusto è spiccatamente dolce e ricco di frutta che richiama l’aroma: datteri, uvetta e prugna. Ci sono anche note di biscotto speziato, fruit cake ed un finale lievemente astringente, con una punta amara di radice.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (558) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottiglia del 2013. Nera con riflessi rossi, schiuma beige chiaro che svanisce subito. Non ha un aroma accentuato, i sentori principali sono di dark fruits, caramello, liquirizia. La palato esplode in tutta la sua complessità, dolce ma ben equilibrata, cremosa, alcolica senza però coprire il bouquet di sapori, . Carbonazione bassa. Fantastica e senza eccessi.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2013 bottle from Rasmus40 , murky golden with thin foam, caramel brown sugar nose, sweet malty florals, light clean bitter background, tobacco, sweet finish


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