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


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RATINGS: 474   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
(33cl bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, Belgian yeast, chocolate, plum, herbs, and florals. Flavor of raisins, florals, plum, chocolate, subtle anise, and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Murky brown color. Light head. Heavy dark fruit aroma. Woody and edgy notes. Flavor is very sweet dark fruit. Raisins, plums and sweet malt. Very flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - OCT 30, 2010
A very good strong belgian that perhaps hasn’t had time to really meld and develop it’s full flavour. Lots of dark fruit, yeast and alcohol on the nose. Another great struise mouthfeel. Full bodied but just missing that special something that would make it akin to rochefort or a westy. Still would age well and may come in to it’s own in a few years time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle, thanks to darkguardian. Pours cloudy brown, with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is much the same, with a medium body. Long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2010
Taste this more times: @ Oud schooltje by Stuise self. On first Gents beerfestival, and @ home from bottle 33 cl. (Hopduvel) Dark brown with reddish shine color, and beige head. Aroma bit spice, caramel, some, note of alcohol, nice bakery products. Medium body. Taste very good, caramel malts, little spice, some mild alcohol touch, chocolaty note, vey great taste ! Amazing good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Over-ripe plum flesh and dark caramel aroma. Flavor has a slightly darker roast character than I was expecting (though not into Ithaca 12 levels for a quad). Medium sweet. Pretty excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2010
2010 bottle. Dark brown color. Maltaroma with cacao notes and speculaas. Sweet, almost sugary flavor hiding the burning alcohol. Speculaas, licorice, caramel. Spicy notes, especially in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a medium foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet candi with nice fruity ester and some dark dry fruit notes as well – very enjoyable overall. Taste is also a complex and satisfying mix between some lightly sweet notes with fruity ester and light dry fruit with a solid malt backbone. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great mix between complexity and drinkability though a bit more carbonation would have improved this beer IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 AT Pre-ZBF 2010 ... Deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft fruity ovaltine malt ... toffee malts nose ... sweet toffeee ... deep fruits ... lightest banana ... light smokeovaltine

bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep fruit malts ... rich rich berry nose ... sweet roast ... mellow roast ... sweet toffee ... rich soft smooth an tasty ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours cola brown. Nose and taste of dates, prune, dark fruits, plum, molasses, brown sugar and sweet candied malts.

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