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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4301) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle: Small light brown to tan foamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer. Smell spices, dark fruits, yeast, toasted malts, nuts, hint of liquorice. Taste is a very nice mix of liquorice, spices, cooky dough, herbs, toasted malts, dark fruits, raisin. Turns a bit fast to a grassy aftertaste. Aftertaste is warmth (alcohol) mixed with grass and light bittersweet. Medium carbo, medium body and soft tingly mouthfeel. Watery texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy light beige head. Aroma is of candied nuts, caramel and molasses, a bit of a light fruitiness and a touch of a funky character. Flavor starts with a strong sweet character, lots of dark overripe fruits, a strong nuttiness, some candy notes, caramel, some toastiness, a bit funky again, with a soft lightly boozy finish. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Good quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, moderate foamy head, light beige in color, fairly nice lacing.   Musty nose, a little basement dankness, some blanket and caramel/toffee aspects.   Subtle notes of chocolate covered cherries.   Very musty on the tongue, and rather barnish.   Not a heavy Quad, moreso musty, basement like funk, and minor caramel and chocolate covered cherries.   Seems pretty simple, not as heavy or sweet as others.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Lingering mustiness, severe basement, and dank maltiness.   Classic Belgium aroma and flavor, but unfortunately not for an outstanding Quad.   Good, but my hopes were up a bit higher.   Big thanks to Adam3000 for this freebie!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Pours dark brown. Aroma of barley, sweet malts, fruity yeast, port notes and caramel. Taste of nuts, dark fruits, warming alcohol, marzipan and a bit vinous overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle(vintage 2010). Chocolate, coffee, raisin, malt aroma with mild alcohol notes. Murky brown color with moderate head. Sweet prune malt and mild alcohol astringency and sweet, smooth black cherry finish. Another classic from Struise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is complex and vinous: dark fruits, toasted notes, molasses, caramel notes. alcohol. Taste is similar, very sweet and with a big alcoholic warmth. Again dark fruits and caramel candy flavors. Very carbonated beer and good bodied. Overall, complex and intersting but way too overwhelmnig, it tasted like a red wine more than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Dark brown with medium beige head. Dark friuts with roasted notes of liquorice and gun powder. Medium bodied and smooth. Salty bitterness. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
De botella. Hazy deep dark brown colour with a medium lively beige looking head. Sweet caramel toasty malty yeasty spiced dark frutish aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour: toasty malt and caramel with spice, dark fruit, yeast, some alcohol. Sweet fiínish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 Details: 33cl bottle, vintage 2010, about almost 1,5 years old.
Tasting notes: Dark brown/black color with a darkred shine when hold against the light, two finger thight beige bubble head. The aroma is appetizing and sweet, hints of candy sugar, ripe fruits, burned caramel, vanilla. The flavor starts with sweet caramel, fruits, slight vanilla, a dry subtle hop finish and a slight alcohol note. Very soft and sticky palate, full body. Both the aroma and flavor have something special that distincts them from previous Quadrupels I have had.
Conclusion: A soft, smooth yet quite complex Quadrupel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Ken’s bottle from Struise. A good quad, sweetish. Some vegatable notes unfortuantely. A bit of sage on the finish, candi on the aftertaste.A little chocolate malt, a tad of cherry fruit. Above average mouthfeel. Medium brown colour, lace.Alcohol is hidden.Another fine Struise creation.

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