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


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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Dark grenat beer, thick beige foam. Aromas of malt, alcohol, fruity esters, chocolate, well-rounded. The taste is liquor-like, chocolate, ample and rich texture, notes of plum, brown sugar and alcohol. A candy become beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
Dark brown-red colored with vanishing head. Raisinny aroma with thin licorice, yeast and thin alcohol, sweet one. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is more licoricy with raisins still, aftertaste is bit hopped with licorice lasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Pors dark copper with a small head. Aroma plumes, lots of it. Raisins too. Strong palate, slight alcohol taste. Raw. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
My Bottom Line:
This elegant Quadrupel proposes clove phenols, bubblegum esters, raisin-y malts and licorice sweetness in a lean and leveled flavor profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brownish mahogany haze.
-Light alcohol heat appears in the back, mostly in the form of brown rum when tagging along the residual sugars
-Banana esters add to the yeast’s prolific performance.
-I’d like to try this next to a Rochefort 10 one day.

Bottle. Vintage 2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
0.33 l bottle at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Dark reddish brown color. Strong raisiny and figgy aroma with toffeish malty barley wine scent. Sweet powerful maltiness in the flavor with plenty of raisins and figs. Restrained tart fruitiness with hint of chocolate and nuts. Soft warming alcohol. Full body, fairly drinkable. Excellent barley wine like strong belgian. All elements in place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2012
Thick frothy biege head mahogany pour soft carbonation aromas yeast dark fruit alcohol doughy note caramel liquorice grain dried fruit the flavours yeasty doughy cognac good body raisin grain smooth light vanilla or creamy touch liquorice prune plums dried fruit mild to medium bitter well balanced quad the finish alcohol aftertaste dark fruit sweet maltiness grain vanilla easy going down very smooth tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and nutty malt, sugar, spices and dates with light alcohol notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, spices and dates, faint hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Great take on the quad and the oak aging is a nice touch to what can often be overly sweet and malty beers. Tried this with Dave and Jess at the Struise tasting room in Bruges in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2012
Perfect Quadrupel. This beer has one of the finest balance of all the beers i know. Struise Brouwers must be the most interesting brewery of Europe at the moment. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLuvver (91) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. A remarkable beer really. Pours dark brown with coke-like fizz after which there is light lacing left. Scent of bready, dark malts and fruitcake. Taste of sweet dark malts, overripe blackberries and a very soft mouthfeel. Alcohol masked very well but feels warming. Smooth, complex and strong. Absolutely gorgeous.

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