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


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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Traded bottle from a stateside hookup. Pours just like you would expect with an off-white head that melts fairly quickly. Big aroma that starts sweet but then has a coffee and boozey finish. Also that classic quad scent lingering in the background. The flavor is hard to nail down. Very dry. Finishes with a little heat. Nice and an interesting quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 22, 2011
2010 bottle. Murky brown body with an off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, licorice, chocolate, plum, appricot. Full body, faint carbonation. Excellent warming malty flavour with chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2011
Vintage 2010. Black coloured beer with a small off white head and very little carbonation. Sweet alcoholic almost syruppy aroma with a slight roasted malty hint. Full creamy palate. Finish is light bitter creamy, sweet strong malty with a wharming alcoholic touch. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7995) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a large head. Aroma of yeast, nuts, malt, chocolate and some fruit. The same in the taste, also some alcohol and raisin. An interesting and rather complex beer. Not brilliant but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2011
2010 bottle
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and alcohol
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, hot alcohols with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2011
12 ounce bottle. I convinced the boys to crack one more for the road once again! 2010 vintage. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. The aroma is sweet nutty and spicy notes, some chocolate. The flavor is quite nice; toffee, banana esters, plums, chocolates, dry yeast. This tastes like a Brown Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Aroma: spicy, alcohol, sweetness- sugar, burned nose Taste: spicy-phenolic, toffee, bread, raisin, a little harsh alcohol burn This beer was a little harsh or hot with alcohol, other then that it was delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Large beige creamy head that really lasted. Fair display of lacework. Mahogany like color. Aroma of yeast, malt, dried fruity. Over the palate light toasted malt, raisins, prunes, vanilla. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor. Lingering dried fruity and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Hmm judging from the ratings of people before me I think I’m gonna be the outsider on this one. I didn’t particularly like it. It wasn’t bad but it couldn’t surprise me either. Hazy brownish color, beige head. Decent smell and taste (lots of caramel in it), ok mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle bought at the bottle shop on Wollestraat in Brugge. Dark brown, muddy coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Nice Belgian fruity, malty aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, malty, sweet, caramel, hint of mocha. Smooth and quite complex.

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