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


on tap

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RATINGS: 620   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
mcberko (11999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at The Beer Mongers in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours almost black with a sizeable beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, roasted malt, molasses and slight hint of the barrels. Flavour is quite sweet and complex, with candied sugar, molasses and Belgian yeast. Didn’t really detect the barrel aging. Everything is in wonderful balanced with exquisite complexity. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8754) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2011
2010 vintage, tasted blind. Deep reddish brown, lace. Just a bit more lace with swirling. Dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Light dried plums. Creamy chocolate flavor, fruits, tangy, slight roast, alcohol tickle, grapes, some hop bitterness at finish. A bit fizzy. Vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2011
Bruin met creme kraag. Breed palet met overheersende alcoholsmaak (gerijpt op whiskeyvaten?) Verder drop, overrijp fuit, wat gebrande mout en wat chocolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep, hazy, burgundy/brown with a thick, tan head. Big alcohol tone with tons of dark fruits. Some caramelized sweetness, banana and clove spiced yeast esters. Mild citrus, oak and a boozy tone towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1789) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Black with a small light brown head. Raisins and malty. Tastes sweet, chocolate malty with a similar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
bottle, beersofeurope. Heady, medicinal strong, sweet aroma. Sherry and bourbon flavours compete on the tongue, with big alcoholic notes that don’t overpower the flavour, rather linger on the tongue and all round the mouth. Definite tastes of leather and yeast, it has a real bittersweetness to it, leaving a dry aftertaste. A good liveliness on the tongue. Complex and very interesting..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
330 ml bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma dark fruits caramel malts spicy and hops flavor malts spicy liquor caramel coffee dark fruits and dry fruits and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (739) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2011
330ml Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, malt, light yeast, slight cocoa, light figs, light acetic acid, and light dark ripe fruit. Poured brown in color with a small, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, yeast, dark ripe fruit, hazelnut, and a hint of cocoa. Medium to full body. Average texture becomes dry. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast, light dark ripe fruit, and hazelnut finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is present in the aroma, but not in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
(Bottle) Pours brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dried fruits, earthy spices, cardamom, clove, chocolate, almonds, light marzipan, wood, glue, tobacco, rum, prunes, raisins, and a touch of liquorice. Good level of esters. The nose is fairly complex but lacking a bit of personality. A touch of warming alcohol also notable. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of figs, prunes, resins, spices, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice root, bitter almond, rum, tobacco and light wood. The mouthfeel is round and light stick with a near medium carbonation. Malty and light alcohol-ish finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5256) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with a huge creamy head. Nose is spicy and chocolate like. Aroma is spicy, sweet, creamy, licorice and caramel like, very nice, in the range of a Pannepot, very appreciable beer, complex, intense, long malty caramel aftertaste, dry fruit notes, brown bread like. I like very much this fresh creamy caramel dominant.

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