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

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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Draft pour at churchkey. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has wood, dark fruit, berries, vanilla, toffee. Taste has subtle sweetness with a bit of bread and fruit. Dries out a bit. Bigger body and moderate carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
procraste (96) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
robe noire très légèrement délavée. Pas de mousse du tout. Nez énergique, note de café amer avec une petite pointe cidrée. En bouche s’entremêlent le café et l’orange confite. Pas trop "épaisse". Très sympathique et bien équilibrée.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (821) - - JAN 2, 2015
33cl flesje bij Rose Red, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 10,5% Uitgeschonken in Struise Brouwers glas Vintage 2012 versie Uiterlijk: koperbruin met mooie schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, rozijnen, caramel, zoet, warm van de alcohol Conclusie: wederom een smakelijk bier van de Struise Brouwers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 31, 2014
Una meraviglia!! Bellissimo color marrone scuro. Aroma forte con ricca presenza di frutta secca...tasso alcolico "importante" 10,5% ma che non si sente minimamente, infatti si sorseggia facilmente in bocca...è una birra che a parere mio può facilmente essere invecchiata per evolvere ulteriormente!! Per alcuni versi assomiglia ad una Rochefort 10 con il suo sapore al palato dolce...forse troppo leggera per l’alcol presente! livello di birra nel complesso alto....grazie struise!!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (247) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2014
Presenta color marrón oscuro con reflejos ambarinos, ligera corona de espuma con baja retención; en nariz caramelo, vino Oporto, chocolate y azúcar moreno; en boca entrada potente y vinosa, notas a especias, madera y ácidas con largo y dulce pos gusto, trago corto ya que el alcohol se percibe sin ser molesto; cerveza compleja con final ligeramente seco y baja carbonatación.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1113) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. Nez amande magnifique, noix de coco au palais et réglisse en finale. Magnifiques arômes !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Lukt: Syrlig duft av flere frukter, kirsebær og karamell.
Utseende: Fin mørk gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Fin smak av karamell, kirsebær og andre frukter.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Henrik øl og vinstove, Bergen
Medium: Tapp@200ml, ABV@10,5%, Når@26.12.2014

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à Molenhof Restaurant & Bar Oud Postje, couleur noire, avec une mousse blanche et une effervescence moyenne, grosse attaque sur la vanille et le rhum, continuité sur le bourbon très vanillé et la noix. Fin de bouche impressionnante sur la nois de coco.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awest (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
33cl bottle sourced from Clapton Craft, London. Pours a near black with a small lasting biscuit coloured head. Aromas of fig, toffee. Taste is milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruits, with a little alcohol on the finish. Reasonable palate to what is a very good beer indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
November 25, 2014. Bottle at home, best before october 2018. Deep ruby red with a small dense tan head. Aroma is dark sugars, caramel, plum, figs, faint vanilla and oak notes. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruits and plum, light bitterness and very light tart notes. Finish is light to medium bitter and light alcohol warmth on top of sweet dark fruits and dark sugar. Medium bodied, average carbonation.


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