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

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RATINGS: 509   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1923) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5482) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - 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.

4.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8725) - 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 (10834) - 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 (5791) - 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 (6343) - 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 (4640) - 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.


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