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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of prunes, molasses, chocolate, cereal. Body was fairly smooth. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4772) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap in a snifter. Pours ruby/brown with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel, some light chocolate, floral hops, and some vanilla/bourbon. The bourbon could be stronger, as it only comes through in the finish. Smooth, almost thick texture. A really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
From the tap poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3098) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a mahogany brown color with a tan head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, plums, vanilla, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is amazing-vanilla, plum, molasses, Belgian yeast and as the beer warms-a solid bourbon aroma and flavor. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at The Beermongers with mcberko, pours a solid black with a thick creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, red wine, Belgian yeast and candied fruit. Flavour of candied fruits, Belgian yeast, vanilla, molasses and red wine. Full-bodied, well-rounded, roasty, fruity and sweet. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at The Beer Mongers in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours almost black with a sizeable beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, roasted malt, molasses and slight hint of the barrels. Flavour is quite sweet and complex, with candied sugar, molasses and Belgian yeast. Didn’t really detect the barrel aging. Everything is in wonderful balanced with exquisite complexity. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7556) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2011
2010 vintage, tasted blind. Deep reddish brown, lace. Just a bit more lace with swirling. Dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Light dried plums. Creamy chocolate flavor, fruits, tangy, slight roast, alcohol tickle, grapes, some hop bitterness at finish. A bit fizzy. Vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2011
Bruin met creme kraag. Breed palet met overheersende alcoholsmaak (gerijpt op whiskeyvaten?) Verder drop, overrijp fuit, wat gebrande mout en wat chocolade.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep, hazy, burgundy/brown with a thick, tan head. Big alcohol tone with tons of dark fruits. Some caramelized sweetness, banana and clove spiced yeast esters. Mild citrus, oak and a boozy tone towards the end.


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