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

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RATINGS: 560   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3312) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle at home with Theis (thx). Pours a hazy red with a diminishing off-white head. Quite sweet with aromas of caramel and Belgian yeasts. Also hints of bread, alcohol and sweet pears. Slightly cloying. Full to medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Hints of abricot. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Nose: Dijon-mustard. Spiciness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Flavor: Spicy, some hints of sweetness and fruit. Quite a strong flavor. Nutty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Deep mahogany pour with a large, loose, tan head. Rich, deep dark fruit aroma with mellow hints of cocoa, cinnamon, tobacco, alcohol, cloves, brown sugar, vanilla, and banana. Loads of boozy dark fruit upfront in the flavor with lots of brandy and spice. The middle exhibits some sweet brown sugar and molasses with a peppery phenol finish and lots of deep, dark Belgian esters. Sticky, medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
33 cl bottle (Vintage 2010), pours dark brown with a decent head, aroma of yeast, licorice and dark fruit, taste is licorice with abit of spice, malt, yeast and dark fruit as well, bit oily mouthfeel, decent finish, good but not great atm but it probably needs some aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2010
quasi scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso fruttato caramello etilico lieve malti tostati in bocca piuttosto maltata leggero etilico buon corpo non amara finale piuttosto lungo

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2712) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Flaske: Mørkeorange øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Dejlig duft af frugt. Primært fra gær. Virkelig tydelig belgisk abt. Smagen er knap så domineret af frugt da en frisk metallisk på den gode måde smag banker lidt balance ind i øllen. Alkoholen er komplet skjult og sødmen er igen ikke overvældende. En smule lakrids kan også anes som Struise signatur. Flot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Burgundy with a slim, grey-beige slick of foam. Aroma sodden with brown sugar, marzipan, strange earthy pepper, nail polish remover, Kahlua and banana. Burnt milky and alcoholic with a Kahlua, Amaretto and charcoal feel; wood, herbal tonic, Jagermeister and coke, Szechuan, liquorice. Milky coffee and harsh blended whiskey finish. Hot and messy by Struise’s standards.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2958) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2010
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty fruity aroma a roasted spicy malty fruity bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2415) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2010
Black coloured beer with medium off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted coffee like aroma. Full creamy slightly sparkling palate. Finish is roasted creamy ending bitter dry. Nice beer again form Struise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Darkguardian. This beer might have been a little too young. I would like to revisit it after a year or so...


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