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

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common

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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


zinneke's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zinneke (78) - 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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awest (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
33cl bottle sourced from Clapton Craft, London. Pours a near black with a small lasting biscuit coloured head. Aromas of fig, toffee. Taste is milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruits, with a little alcohol on the finish. Reasonable palate to what is a very good beer indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
November 25, 2014. Bottle at home, best before october 2018. Deep ruby red with a small dense tan head. Aroma is dark sugars, caramel, plum, figs, faint vanilla and oak notes. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruits and plum, light bitterness and very light tart notes. Finish is light to medium bitter and light alcohol warmth on top of sweet dark fruits and dark sugar. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (254) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Rating 250! Dark brown beer with great variety in aromas with citrus fruits, sweet and sour fruits and caramels. Complexity in flavors switching between light acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Nice creamy body with medium to fullt texture and soft carbonation. I love it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
Aroma of lots of different fruits. Dates, plums, raisins, apples. Also wood, vanilla, caramel and yeast. Sweet finish. Vinous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
5oz taster on tap at Liberty’s, Pappy Van Winkle barrels according to Tom S. Up front, really interesting herbal flavor, some tea-like flavors. Thin ring of off-white head. Hazy orange amber color red brown color. Caramel malt. Kind of spicy. Hints of chocolate. Tasty, subtle, balanced amount of pleasant barrel bourbon character. Moderate sweet taste, light hint of tart maybe -- nothing bothersome, maybe more tannic? Lighter bitter. Very tasty barrel-aged quad. Complex. Perfect to sip on a 5oz for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (125) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2014
33cl @ bottle. Quadrupel belga ottima, sentori di cioccolato e caffé. Un po’ troppo cara.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - DEC 7, 2014
Belle complexité.Nez très original et fruité.Alcool en retrait malgré son taux.Petite acidité.Un must.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulysse (126) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
There’s a hint of a very soft version of blue cheese. This slightly acid note. Rather strong alcohol which can feel like wine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
florent.janssens (67) - - DEC 2, 2014
Biere crémeuse. Très légère acidité. On sent légèrement l’alcool. Bière bien équilibré. Même brasserie qui fait la pannepot, et ça ce goûte !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
330ml bottle from de Struise online shop, memory banks rate. Pours hazy ruby, thin off-white head. Fruity aromas, light booziness. Taste is rich and syrupy, light vanilla. Boozy, thick finish. Nice.


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