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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
11oz bottle. Cloudy reddish amber with a small bubbly off white head. Nice nutty aroma with caramel, toffee and a faint herbal hop presence. Glad I got to try this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Vintage 2010. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, heavy fruit, raisin, plum, chewing gum and yeast. Flavour is malt, alcohol, fruit, chewing gum, raisin and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a latte coloured head. The aroma has got notes of milk chocolate, wine and some spices. Lots of dried fruit, milk chocolate and orange in the taste. Finishes vinous. This beer succeeds to be sweet without being pushy. Big bodied. I would have like a little more complexity, but I think this one will be great after a couple of years in the cellar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6784) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2010
bottle courtesy of Urbain @ Struise. pours deep mahogany with light off-white head. Finally a quad on the other side of Vleteren. aroma of light bourbon, plenty of dark fruits and candi sugar. flavors, quad palate is outstanding, the addition of the bourbon really adds a nice dimension to the beer especially at this abv style, yet not overtaking the whole profile. Nicely sweet of candi sugar meshing nicely with the dark fruits along with some caramelized notes. Aging a few bottles, this is outstanding and well executed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 33cl, as Sint Amatus 12, Vintage 2013, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2010
Vintage 2010. Bottle@home. Pours mahogany with a 2cm beige head. Aroma’s of dark fruit, plums, raisins, some vanilla, bourbon alcohol, caramel; abosolutely deliscious. Soft mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Again dark fruits, figs, syrup, candy sugar, Long,dry and warming finish, Very balanced with hops and the background. Pwew! This will be unsurpassable when aged, save a bottle when you can. Thank you Struise for an absolutely glorious beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle @ Johnny’s off license, Rome. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is yeast, fruit and bubblegum. Sweet and quite complex. Full bodied. Ripe fruity flavor with caramel, chewing gum and a whiff of alcohol. Fine

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2010
head: normal, tan
colour: very dark brown
smell: bubblegum, banana, malts, yeast, alcohol, salty
taste: caramel/toffee , dutch drop , alcohol, candy sirup, spices, earthy grassy aftertaste

people who visit region of vleteren should better go and drink this abt instead of westvleteren abt ...

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (449) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, plums and raisins, honey, spices and a hint of liquor. Flavors of roasted malts, hops, caramels, some dark plums and raisins, spices and liquorice, and some brown sugars. Good carbonation, light sweet and bitter, smooth and a bit creamy. Some hints of oak wood in the end. Very complex and nice balance of great flavors. The is really nice, so enjoyable to drink and packed with great flavors. Love it, nice one Urbain!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Vintage 2010. #25. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small head that fades real quickly. The aroma is sweet, brown sugar, fruity, raisins, bready, intensely sweet. Like some sweet bread with fruit, and raisins. The taste is alcohol at first, sweet, more raisins, bready, and kind of hot at its young age. The mouthfeel has some softness to it.


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