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

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RATINGS: 475   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, yeast, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, yeast, malt, caramel, apple, fruit, dried fruits, sugar. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marijnrutten (19) - Herentals, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Color: dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma: sweet, sour, chocolate, malt. Taste: Chocolate, malt, alcohol touch. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, fresh. Texture: full.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!)
Brown coloured, small beige head, fruity (green apples) alcoholic nose with touch of glue. The taste is almost the same, green apples alcohol and that unpleasant glue presence. Also some notes of dark fruits. Touch of licorice in the finish. I don’t know what but something is wrong here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5955) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
330 ml bottle @ Konttori. Vintage 2010.
Pours a dark brown colour without a head. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, sweet fruits and a fair amount of yeast. Flavour of dark sweet fruits, caramel malts. Earthy notes. Medium/full bodied, round mouthfeel and a warming dry finish. Needs aging.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep port wine red and quite clear. Its head was almos non-existent. Aroma had malts, alcohol and berries. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, berries, yeast, sourness and low bitterness. Aftertaste had berries and bitterness. The berry flavour was a bit unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2857) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate malty and caramel sweet aroma, spiciness and berry fruitiness. Body is medium to full, sweet and malty flavor, fruitiness and some toffee, spiciness and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, spiciness, toffee and some alcohol. Sweet strong ale, nothing wrong – nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Clear orangey brown with a beige head. Sweetish aroma of dried dark fruits and Belgian sugars. Medium-bodied, sweetish roasted malts and dried dark fruits perhaps also a little licorice. Warming alcohol in the finish but a very pleasant and well balanced Quad with the esters and phenols being rather downplayed. 291210

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Dark brown, miniscule head. Earty, roasty tobacco aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft, chewy mouthfeel. Some caramel, slight notes of lingonberries, figs and licorice. Growing bitterness in a mildly warming finish. Complex and flavourful, yet relaxed. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
33cl bottle pours a translucent, deep brown with a thin white head. Nose is brandy, fruit, brown sugar, nail polish, booze, light tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet, dates, caramel, malty, cherries, figs. Full bodied, smooth finish.


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