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

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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdan (260) - USA - SEP 20, 2011
Brown with nice creamy head. Aroma candysugar, malt. chocolate. Taste sweet candymalt, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol. Full body, text thick, finish with bitterness

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
R_Pothuizen (20) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2011
A hazy dark red/Brown beer with a nice crème coulered beer. Rough structured foam, drops slowly in. Aroma: Laulier, liquorice, spicy, malt, sweety and saisins The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5): sweet:2, sour:1, bitter:1. The aftertaste: sweet:2, sour:3, bitter:2. The laulier and the liquorice overruled in the end, als a taste from taninn. Not my kind of beer, but acceptable. Nice label

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4621) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Holy Grale Zwanze 11. This is a fantastic Quad. Big body with lots of dried fruit, plum, raisin. Some sweetness. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2011
Cloudy brown colour. Very thick, oliy texture. Flavour is quite complex with some rich, dark fruits that leave a sticky sweetness on the lips. The finish is a touch more vinous with a hint of warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1781) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
Pours dark dark brown with high head, Aromas of dark fruits ,fudge and oranges. I also sense chocolate. Palate is round, lovely and sweet. A bit watery. Alcohol is present but not to much. Taste of orange, brown sugar, some chocolate and hint of oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
Geruch dunkelmalzig, röstig, gleichwohl auch gewürzig und likörhaft. Antrunk süß, dicht malzig, alsbald ins Gewürzige umschlagend und dabei recht flüssig gleitend. Im Mittel schokoladig, alkoholisch. Pralinenartig und likörbehaftet abgleitend. Ein sehr dichtes und komplexes Bier. Die Gewürze wirken sehr schön und auch die Süffigkeit ist prima. Einzig im Abgang zeigt das Bier durch die dominante Alkoholnote eine gewisse Schwäche. Ansonsten ein gutes Bier.Test vom 12.11.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4794) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle (vintage 2011) from SB Majorna cons 2011-09-11 Göteborg AR: coddey and roasted malt - simple as that AP: hazy brown, high fizzy big bubbly creme caramel colored head F: vinos, white sugary, plums, rassins, dadels, warming, medium high bitterness, medium carbonation would have gain on some more storaged but not that much...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4960) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 2010 Vintage bottle@‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske: very dark brown with a beige head, taste & smell is creamy thick malts, lots of nuts, dark fruits, chocolate, tobacco, slight toffee & caramel, boozy aftertaste, thick & creamy malt-based body, a little rough around the edges but this pretty damn impressive //// tried again on draft, so soft & fruity, more like current Struise style, incredible stuff 4.5 -> 4.8

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Tap, in brugge. The taste is so good, definitely better then westy 12 in my opinion. The taste is very similar to westy but you dont get a strong alcohol taste up front and it is very smooth, it has a good finish, filled with a long lasting date and raisin after taste. Really good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels; vintage 2010
Cloudy dark brown color, with generous head, not very persistent. The aroma shows roasted malts and dust. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; dark malts flavor, but also a too strong flavor of liquorice; quite sweet, but the sweetness is correctly balanced by the roasted malts; warming alcohol in the final. Not my favorite one, mainly because of the dust and the liquorice.


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