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


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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbonde (258) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 8 degrees. Vintage 2013. Pours dark brown with small beige head which quickly resides. Good aroma of malt, prunes and dark fruit. Deep wintery taste - again dark fruit and a distinct sweetness. Notes of tobacco and liquorice complements the sweetness in a nicely balanced finish, which just lingers on and on. The alcohol is a little too present and it is a tad sweet for my taste, but certainly a first rate Belgian brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsamstark (15) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle @ SB, Vintage 2013. Not that much of aroma a bit raisin, bread, basement aromas and alcohol. Nice light brown foam, thick but it leaves pretty fast. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Not my favorite but still a nice piece of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (216) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Fles vintage 2011, uitgeschonken in Struise Brouwers bierglas. Ondoorzichtig donkerbruin bier, diepe mahoniekleur met fijne schuimkraag die snel weer inzakt. Verfijnde en aangename aroma's van marsepein, kersen en eikenhout. De smaak volgt het aroma en is rijk en complex met tonen van karamel, marsepein, kersen, perzik koffie, chocolade en Bourbon. De afdronk is lang met houtige tonen, met een licht bittere finish van chocolade en Bourbon met honing als Southern Comfort. Zoals verwacht weer een uitstekend en complex bier van De Struise Brouwers. Heeft qua geur en smaak wel overeenkomsten met de Rio Reserva. De kleur is donkerder en de chocoladetonen zijn meer aanwezig. De alcohol is goed verborgen in deze uitstekende quadrupel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (605) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Appearance is dark, ruby/mahogany, a beige foamy head which doesn’t last too long. Aroma- cherry, marzipan, bread, sugary raisin, plum, malts, vinous, hint of blackberries. Taste- lots of dark fruits, hints of blackberry and raspberry, sugary fruit, malt, red wine, almonds in the background, fairly short finish, the alcohol is well-concealed. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - APR 6, 2015
33cl bottle vintage 2012. Pours dark brown with some reddish glare, small fine textured beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts, light chocolate, plums, dates, raisins. Taste is similar with very good dark fruits notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to generous free beer week box from spacecoyote. Dark root beer murky pour. Nose is dark fruits and cola. Tastes of plums, cola, cherry, tobacco, sea kelp, and toffee. Touch harsh palate semi sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (528) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Une bière tout en puissance sur des notes de café, de chocolat, de caramel, de fourrure, Bouche tout en ampleur, puissance, rondeur, et équilibre, le sucre se marie parfaitement à l’amertume de la bière dans un parfait équilibre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1076) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. (Vintage 2013). Pours dark brown with a beige head. Taste is sweet malt, caramel. dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy_Luke (827) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Brunatny kolor, pierścień beżowej piany. Pachniało bardzo przyjemnie - owocami. Głównie kojarzyły mi się rodzynki. Do tego nieco karmelowej słodyczy. W smaku przyjemnie rozgrzewające. Nuty owocowe, trochę śliwki, nieco wanilii. Przyjemna, nie męcząca goryczka. Bardzo dobre piwo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (808) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Dark smooth brown bordering on black with ruby highlights. Thin head but constant throughout. Very slight medicinal taste with a just a tad of pleasant sugary sweetness and dryness and some soft leafy earthiness too. Sharp but gentle carbonation which softens in time. So much going on and obviously well put together. Power but restrained in its execution. Strong, beautiful and complete.

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