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

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RATINGS: 626   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (7681) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Vintage 2011. Pours pitch black with a huge rocky off-white head. Aroma of barrel, earthy hops and dark malts. Taste is smooth liquorice, dark berries, moderate sweet lingering aftertaste, a very good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbert (100) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
ripe fruit, caramel and malty sweetness. balanced and full.has the signature of the struise brewers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
In short: A melted sweet fruity candy. Below average for the style
How: A few 330ml bottles, shared at a Montreal tasting. Exact age unknown
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a medium beige ehad
In long: The fruity nose is raisins, black berries and scented candies. Taste is chocolaty, lots of berries, lots of ripe bananas, red & black liquorice soft candies, raisins. Medium candy, medium carbonation. A bit too much of sweet child candies and also the ripe bananas didn’t sit well with me. Overall it is a decent beer but a below average Abt. I hate to be the one to tell you the bad news but this is not a very good Abt, and I don’t hate to tell you because it is a bad news, I just hate talking to you, everybody does, that’s why you’re sitting alone at home in front of a computer reading other people’s ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle from Struise Bruges Beershop. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, marzipan, Weetabix and candy sugar. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Picked this up on the Nighshop excursion in Brussels, drank it in our room at t’Keizershof.

Pours a very dark brown with a head that fades out like cola and becomes wispy at best.

The aroma is nutty, chocolaty, sweet, plummy and plenty boozy. Some inviting spiciness in the aroma is nice.

The flavor is boozy and pruney, some pear and cinnamon work nicely along side the plum, chocolate, and raisin flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
poured a dark murky brown great head and lacing smelled of fruit, berries, plums chocolate, caramel and nuts Taste dark fruits, nice malty base, vanilla, bit of tang and nut in there but only to make it complex and delicious a bit of woody dryness at the end as well. Palate is Just as the Struise always do it. . .Perfect! Overall a fantastic Quad, Fresh compared to the other big boys (fresh) it is one of if not my favourite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Kangasala Beer Festival. Rated on 26.11.2010
Aroma is slightly sweet with some toffee, berries and plums. Flavour is rather strong on berries typical to Danish ales. Also some toffee, plums and hints of spices. Too much berries here, not nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
33cL bottle, vintage 2011, courtesy of joet. Thanks! Pours a deep brown color; light-tan, very creamy head with nice retention and lacing. Lots of dark fruits and caramel in the aroma; restrained sweetness; complex dried dark fruits. Medium-full body; moderate CO2; very creamy and smooth palate; layers of dried dark fruits, cola and caramel; not quite up to Westy 12, by any means, but a nice attempt: plenty of caramel, and a modest amount of honeyed maltiness. Lasting sweetness: cola, almond, vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Deep brown fairly clear nice lacing nice retention... Uber malty some dark cherry notes, lightly smoky, but with just a touch of grassy hop... Smoke, licorice, dark fruit, malty in a good way... lively full bodied finish lingers... excellent...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3637) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Pours an opaque amber/brown with a thick tan head...nice retention! Aroma has fig and raisin. Flavor follows suit with nice roasty notes...just enough mild hoppiness to balance the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a raisin finish but not too sweet.


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