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


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RATINGS: 627   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4206) - 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 (13591) - 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 (2973) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Fruity aroma with raisins and figs. Lot of nice aromas that changes. Dark brown. Taste sweet licorice and fruits. Taste surprisingly little alcohol. I liked this beer a lot :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice quite lasting beige head. Fruity aroma, dades, figs, raisins, some yeast, bready notes, some spices. Fruity flavor, figs, yeast, some hops, alcohol, some licorice, bready, wheat notes. Kinda mild malty finish with some spices and some fruits. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Good dark brown colour with a medium head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is yeast and brown sugar. Taste is caramel, butter, toffee with a lingering but subtle butter aftertaste. Definitely up there with the more famous Abts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle at Ørsted Ølbar. Always looking forward to quads from belgian breweries. Poors Chestnut brown with a ruby shade and a medium brown head. Aroma is mainly belgia yeast esters, i pick up plum and cherries, mixed with dark suger and alchohol. It has some minor sweet chocolate notes aswell. Big flavor, well balanced alchohol, yeasty/sugery sweetness with those classic delicious belgian yeast esters. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Dark mahogany with ruby highlights. Very large tan head. Large bubbles stick to the side, but don’t leave much in the way of lacing. Cereal smell with some burnt sugar. Taste is sweet but with a dry feeling. A little alcohol warmth. Bitter on back. Not bad, but a little too dry and warm for my liking. Might be more suited for the winter, but it’s pretty cool out right now. I could drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
05-JUL-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". I open it over the sink, it is Belgian, right? But no, no sink-pour this time...? The inner of the cap is coated with dark yeaty looking stuff. In the glass it is dark brown almost clear with hig light brown lasting head. Nose is alcoholic brown ale-like, with chocolate and charamel. Taste is quite complex with tobaco, chocolate, spices, and dried fruit. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2011
27/06/2011 33cl bottle @ home - 2010 version (2011-284)

Dark brown beer, cloudy. Beige creamy but small head, pretty stable and a bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet caramel, nuts, dried fruits, some mocha, little smoke. MF: ok carbon, creamy texture and full body. Taste: sweet caramel, hint of mocha, sour fruits, cherries, berries, tobacco. Very nice.

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