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

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zinneke (76) - Brussels, - JUN 13, 2013
Vintage 2011 bottle from Biertempel. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma’s of nuts, caramel, malt and that typical struise smell. Somewhat a lighter version of pannepot if you ask me. Drinks away nicely, love the Carlo monk face


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian83 (13) - sqGat, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
És una cervesa bona pero no val el que vaig pagar per ella 4.20? hi ha cerveses molt més bones i més barates

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (966) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Small snifter. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity plums, dark fruits, Belgian yeasts, dark candy. The taste is quite good with dark fruits, prunes, plums, raisins, dark sugars, Belgian yeasts, and bread. Medium body, nice carb. Finish is slight sweet and bready.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (806) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
330ml bottle, pours deep red brown. aroma is dark fruits, plum, cherries and raisin, bready malt, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Murky blackberry red. Lots of cherry and plum. Great nose! Burnt sugars, lots of dark fruits. Cream and oatmeal. Great sugary finish. This is an excellent quad. i want more!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap. Deep brown with one finger head. Light carb. Dark fruit and mild whiskey barrel. Very nice complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3106) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy coffee brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and raisins, with subtle notes of hops and yeast. Sweet flavour of malt and caramel, with pronounced fruity notes and touches of chocolate. Sweetish afteraste. Warming alcohol presence. Very good. My rating #3000. :-)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl Bottle. Appearance: Hazy deep amber color with a small sized foamy beige head. Aroma: caramelised malt, chocolate, yeast and dried fruits. Taste : a bit of everything moderate sweet, a hint of sourness and medium biterness. Taste palate has raiin, caramelised mals yeast Finish is a bit more bitter and sweet. Sour and medium bitter taste. Flavors are red fruit caramel and some port ones a hint of wood some chocolate and some spices, Sweet and bitter finish hint ligh cofeebeans finish . Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste is quite mild and clearly o as powerfull as most other quad beers I had so far.. From the Struisse I expect a bit more.Allthough not a bad brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (644) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2012. Shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours dark red-brown with light tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is dark fruits, raisins, sourness, and alcohol. Taste is sour and sweet, apples, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, some nice bitterness and chocolate like notes. Overall: very nice and I’m sure that the aged version would be even better.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Dark brown, beige foam. Notes of chocolate, dark and dried fruits, licorice, caramel and hops. More alchoolic in the palate. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
330ml bottle @ the Sixth Shrewsbury Bottle Share June 14. Beautiful, dark quad blending caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and a lovely sweet booziness without ever feeling too strong. Cannot wait to crack open the bottle on my beer shelf and immerse myself in a whole one.


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