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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9976) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle: Deep, deep amber coloured with a ruby sheen, small, but stable off-white head; wood, wine and wanilla in the caramelly nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, but soft; port-wine (plus traces of alcohol) and dried fruits in the very solid sweet and bitter finish. A perfect winter-warmer…

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1850) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2015
330ml bottle (vintage 2008) @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours dark brown/mahogany, with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavour is rich and complex, very sweet balanced with a decent bitter end. Full body, medium carbonation. A very good quadrupel!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Dark, hazy pour with almost no foam. Huge strawberry smell with faint traces of alcohol. Somewhat chick and creamy texture, tastes like strawberry and honey with a not-so-subtle alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Hazy dark brown with ruby red highlights and a thin head of tan foam. It has a rich plum and currant flavour with earthy and spicy red fruity notes followed by a smooth oak finish. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3250) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
33cl, 2011 Vintage shared at Thanksgiving 2015. Ruby-shoesole brown pour, still well alive and even fizzy despite its age. Strong, rumtopfed fruit aroma of Schladerer Zwetschge, prune marmelade, cassonade and residual chocolate. Very dry and wood-matured mouthfeel, allowing prune essence more than sweetness to shine. Drinks pretty yeast-refined and consumate, at its estimated peak of 4 years - although I prefer some more mouthfeel from my Struise digestifs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2013. BBE 9/2019. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, raisins, some wood, dryness, some alcohol and malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hedenberg (28) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Caramel, raisins. Some alcohol. Lightly carbonation. Overall a Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, slightly alcoholic / Malta, caramelo, ligeramente a alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Light caramel and lots of mellow raisin and a touch of booze. Deep Amber with a light beige head. Fig and prune with some toffee and sweetness. Carbonation is a bit up there.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ninecats (424) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from 2013. Hazy deep reddish brown, big beige compact foam, dissipates fairly quick leaving some lacings. Aroma is fairly complex, coffee beans, roasted malt, semi sweet with vanilla and cookies, minor fruit/raspberries. Taste is evidently more sweet than the aroma suggested, but not less complex, with vanilla, plums, muscovado sugar, malt, some kind of herbish touch in between, finish is roasted with sugar and raspberries. Oily texture. Big body, low carbo. One word: Lovely!


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