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


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RATINGS: 537   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at the maproom. Pours a dark shiny chestnut brown with small foamy tan head. Brown sugar vinous aroma, some plums. Flavor follows, very pleasant, easy drinking, full of flavor, well rounded, plums, brown sugar, balanced bitterness, very well balanced and delicious. Medium/full bodied, great carbonation feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
2011-10-09. Very dark brown body, nice tan head and lace. Sweet fruity aroma, mild alcohol, sugary touches, dark fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet fruit character has lightly tangy quality to it, mild earth touches to sweet malt, wisps of caramel. Smooth medium to full bodied palate has a zippy effervescence. Pretty nice. 2010 Vintage, Bottle from Belgium trip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2761) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle 2010. Pours dark with a big, tanned head. Smell like burnt coffee, some ripe, dark fruits and pear. Flavour is quite bitter for a quad imo. Full, well balanced and has some sweetness in it. Fruity tones present as well. Good beer. Worthy of the name Oostvleteren 12.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
On tap at the local option; pour is murky brown with a nice beige head that does retain fairly well in this glass. Light, spotty lacing is present here as well. The nose is plum skins, chocolate, but frankly feels a little muted. I have to be frank; not exactly impressed by this one for whatever reason. The flavor profile is more impressive than the nose, which was lacking for me. There is a bitterness out of the gate, a medicinal note, brown sugar, plums, bourbon, while the alcohol content is masked well. I enjoyed it but I had high expectations for this one, considering my love for many brews from struise, and my expectations weren’t met at all.?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, caramel, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Soft and smooth. Hides the alcohol really well. 141011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle, Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel, sweet, chocolate, light roasted malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Depp ruby color with a tan head. Plum, toffee, raisins, caramel and dark chocolate in the aroma. Medium dense, easy on the palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 14, 2011
Tasted@Borefts Beer Festival, DeMolen.
Deep brown, murky appearance with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, fruits like fig and plum. Easier bodied then WV12, light roasted, some toasted taste, caramel, fruity belgian yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6595) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is light roasted, sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast and raisins. Long dark fruity flavour with notes of liquorice, toasted caramel, light bourbon and some warming alcohol. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle, @ Plov.... it pours dark brown with light fluffy light brown head... the aroma is bread, dark fruits, roasted malt, corn.... the flavor is strong fruity, caramel, dark fruits, rasins, some bourbon flavor.... sweet, bourbon finish......

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