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


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RATINGS: 549   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3120) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
05-JUL-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". I open it over the sink, it is Belgian, right? But no, no sink-pour this time...? The inner of the cap is coated with dark yeaty looking stuff. In the glass it is dark brown almost clear with hig light brown lasting head. Nose is alcoholic brown ale-like, with chocolate and charamel. Taste is quite complex with tobaco, chocolate, spices, and dried fruit. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2011
27/06/2011 33cl bottle @ home - 2010 version (2011-284)

Dark brown beer, cloudy. Beige creamy but small head, pretty stable and a bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet caramel, nuts, dried fruits, some mocha, little smoke. MF: ok carbon, creamy texture and full body. Taste: sweet caramel, hint of mocha, sour fruits, cherries, berries, tobacco. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10974) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull fruity flavor. Long wonderfull complex finish. Very nice creamy palate. Wondefull beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1424) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma fruits, caramel, coffee, chocolate, sugar. Taste fruits, sugar, caramel, chocolate, nuts, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
Brown sugar, caramel, nuts. Decent beer, pretty average. Mouthfeel is a bit above average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2011
"Vintage 2010" sweet fruity and brown sugar aroma with lots of roasted malt -- coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and some licorice. other spices as well, maybe nutmeg, plus oak. tons of dried apricots, maybe dipped in brown sugar and chocolate. deep fruit, chocolate, and malty caramel flavor. sweet but not cloying, with a dark, slightly tart fruit finish and roasted grains throughout to balance. pours a thick dirty orange brown with light brown frothy but quickly-receding head. medium body, a bit thin and dry for the style, long sweet/tart/roasty finish with alcohol present. excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4280) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle from EtreGourmet, shared with Palme. Deep murky brown body, medium beige head. I’ve been waiting for this missing link in my Struise beers; being a huge quad fan my expectations are high for a local tribute to Westvleteren 12. :-) Aroma is caramel, alcohol, raisins, hints of wood and subtle, moss-like herbal tones. Could perhaps have been more pungent, but the blend is elegant. Taste is dense candy sugar tones, hints of figs, dates, raisins and warming alcohol. Very nice and smooth, but compared to the Trappist quads it’s unfortunately not *quite* there. Great stuff though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4991) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
alcohol, brown, hazy, light brown finish,medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6972) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Dark brown and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma of bread, both dark and light. Some notes of dried grapes, spicy too, perhaps pepper. Flavor is mainly sweet, more dark and dried fruit. Long duration. Some nice sugars too. Light bitter finish. Creamy texture and a bit lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11150) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
dunkler, deutlich hefiger Antrunk, in dem das malz die in die Hefigkeit integriert wird. Etwas bananig, würzig, angenehm aromatisch und hopfig. Für 11% ist das Bier allerdings fast schon mild. Süßer Abgang. Einzig der Hopfen ist hier besonders hervorzuheben, ansonsten hat Struise hier ein gutes Bier gebraut, das aber an die anderen Spitzenprodukte der Brauerei nicht herankommt. 11/9/10/11//11

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