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


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RATINGS: 482   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1710) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Amber colour, rather syrupy nose with malts and caramel. Taste is much the same, caramel and syrup, not a stand-out but okay. Firmly in the middle of the pack as far as this beer style goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Reddish brown colour with mediumsized beigeish head. Aroma is caramel, spices, some toffee as well as mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some mild alcohol as well as some chocolaty notes as well. Probably needs a bit of time still, but can get even bigger at some point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
Aroma is fruity, plum, rasin, honey, apple and som viniousity. Pours dark chestnut with red/orange edges and an off white creamy head. Flavour is rasin, plum, apple, roaste, bread and again some viniousity. Nice soft mouthfeel with a long roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11178) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle, bought @ the Struise Webshop.
[my 6,500th rating]
A lovely dark red chestnut with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet. Lots of plums, hazelnuts, estery yeast, overripe red apples, some slight banana, caramel and a slight hint of milky chocolate. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel with some good dryness. Flavour is very complex, lots of nuances. Mild roasted chestnut, milky chocolate, vinious, caramel, hazelnuts, plums, madeira, port. Long, lingering aftertaste where some great, balanced, grassy hoppiness blendsvery well with all the levels of sweetness. This is really nice and I suspect it will be very, very nice in a few years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle at Chris O’s ’Raise the Roof" tasting. Brown pour with a beige head. Raisins and figs in the nose. Figs, dates, raisins and dried fruit flavours. Smooth Christmas feel. Sweet, warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1666) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2010
2010 bottle from Kaashoeve Veurne. Dark brown, with off-white head (not lasting too long). Aroma is very sweet at first, with sweetbread, chocolatecake, toffee, and later with some herbs and fruit (raisin, apple). Taste is sweet, sugary, and there is something funky that’s hard to describe. Alcohol is well detectable at first, but seems to mellow a bit later. Finishes with some funky spiciness. Nice, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2010
Had this on tap at pre-zbf, but sample appeared to be too young. 33cl bottle. Small off-white head over a brow-reddish beer. Aroma is dark fruits, banana. Taste is sweet, again dark fruit, raisins, banana and spices. In the end a pleasant and boozy taste kicks in. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Alot better then the sample I had on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone at Sourfest. Pours with a brown body and a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, raisins, brandy and alcohol. Taste is alcohol, dates and persimmons. Alcoholic and big mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4793) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
Vintage 2010 bottle at Kulminator. Dark brown, almost black with a tan little head. Intense sweet licorice aroma. Aniseed, caramel sweetness. A bit cloying. Nice and rich, but too much on the sweet side, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Cloudy brown beer. No head. Pretty low carbonation. Rich malty beer with a sweet bubblegum undertone. Finishes dry and with some good fruit notes coming through. Very drinkable.

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