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

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (128) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Interesting. No head and almost not enough carbonation. Taste is very nice. A bit sour with notes of roasted coffee chocolat licorice and dried fruit without being overwhelmingly aromatic. The 10% is well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma of plum, light raspberry, bourbon, booze and floral yeast. Pours maroon without much head and or lacing. Thick texture a touch on syrupy side. Finishes sweet with some woodiness. Tap at Church key.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, sehr fruchtig, reife Früchte, alkoholisch. Geschmack stark fruchtig, dunkle überreife Früchte, leicht röstmalzig, alkoholisch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Pours deep amber, decent head. Caramel, some toned down belgian yeast esters and some semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is very very smooth, no signs of the 10.5%, caramelly sweet, some oak quality, and faint dark fruits. It’s got really high drinkability for a quad though, and it’s quite flat. Secondary review; blind test with other top rated quads. Blind quad test against Pannepot, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12,Westvleteren 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. This is actually a lot like westvleteren, but sweeter and a bit vinous note, it is also a lot better carbonated than westvleteren, and has a sprucy refreshing taste which gives it a great drinkability, more hops, more oak, a bit less dark fruit, but for me, still more interesting.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
33 cl bottle@home. Head: shrinking beige. Colour: ruby brown. Aroma: sour. Taste: sour, coriander, licorice. Palate: sour, sour bitter finish, watery, lively CO2. Overall: DtD, not my yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
Mahogany with creamy beige head. Nose and flavour of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, oak and very yeastie. Smooth and bitter that leads to a rich malty finish. Delicious and yet delicate in all aspects. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (93) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
(Drinking date: 7 March 2014) (Vintage 2012) It is really black, no light comes through. No foam on it. Aroma of burned malt, liqorice, raisins and alcohol. The taste is good. A bitter, burned taste. But also a bit of sweetness. Bit of an alcoholic taste. The mouthfeel should have been thicker, stickier. The carbonation is good, not too much. Overall, I am enjoying this beer. But if you compare it to Westvleteren 12, I prefer the Westvleteren 12. But still, this is a really good beer! And that’s why it gets the total score of 7.9!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Aroma full of fruity esthers from yeast, with apple as the dominant aroma. Medium bodied, dark beer with minimal head. Beer is quite complex yet misses a distinct characteristic which for me makes it ok, but not great.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (59) - - FEB 20, 2014
Alweer een voltreffer van de struise brouwers !!! Donker, bijna zwart bier met romige kraag die snel verdwijnt. Prachtig, vol aroma met toetsen van koffie, pruimen, rozijnen. En als je op het etiket kijkt een zeer bijzonder ingrediënt : Irish moss !! Doe je ogen dicht, laat het bier rondgaan in je mond en waan je in de (bier)hemel. Puur vakmanschap dit bier !!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2975) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
On bottle from Beerplanet.Be. Dark brown slightly reddish color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit, Madeira and oxidated aromas; medium/high aroma intesity. Medium/full body & high complexity. On the sweet side, but balances well. Very enjoyable


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