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

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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep port wine red and quite clear. Its head was almos non-existent. Aroma had malts, alcohol and berries. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, berries, yeast, sourness and low bitterness. Aftertaste had berries and bitterness. The berry flavour was a bit unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3341) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate malty and caramel sweet aroma, spiciness and berry fruitiness. Body is medium to full, sweet and malty flavor, fruitiness and some toffee, spiciness and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, spiciness, toffee and some alcohol. Sweet strong ale, nothing wrong – nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Clear orangey brown with a beige head. Sweetish aroma of dried dark fruits and Belgian sugars. Medium-bodied, sweetish roasted malts and dried dark fruits perhaps also a little licorice. Warming alcohol in the finish but a very pleasant and well balanced Quad with the esters and phenols being rather downplayed. 291210

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Dark brown, miniscule head. Earty, roasty tobacco aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft, chewy mouthfeel. Some caramel, slight notes of lingonberries, figs and licorice. Growing bitterness in a mildly warming finish. Complex and flavourful, yet relaxed. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5568) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
33cl bottle pours a translucent, deep brown with a thin white head. Nose is brandy, fruit, brown sugar, nail polish, booze, light tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet, dates, caramel, malty, cherries, figs. Full bodied, smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish fruity malty slightly spicy dark fruit flavor with some hints of yeast. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Murky tan-amber, yellow-cream head, small but lasting. Very sweet profile, sugary, some gum, some pannepot profile. Lots of sugar, malt and toast. Short, sticky finish. Nice warmth from bourbon, which plays only a subtle role, yet overly sweet and without much interplay of malt and yeast, rather straightforward sugary delivery, like a few others they’ve done.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (thanks!)
Poured a very dark amber-brown body with a thick white head that went down slowly. The aroma is... well... intriguing, puzzling and strange. Glue and cheap Nordic cider (green apples & sugar). Strange... The taste caries the same note, sweet apples but balanced by a roasty, heavy maltiness. Some alcohol. There are some nice things happening here but in the end the fruitiness, that was so welcome in another Struise beer (Roste Jeanne) remains disconcerting more than really pleasant. This is a good beer nonetheless, only not to my tastes I guess.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4580) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle.Dark brown colour with thin white head.Aroma of dried fruit,prune,raisins and malt,nice warming alc and some vanilla flavor full body and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
33cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Small tan head with murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whiskey, caramel, some anise, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, caramel, whiskey, some cinnamon, light anise. Medium-full body, some stickiness.


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