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

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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


Keeper's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. 033. Brown, brown foam non persistent. Inconsistent beer. Caffè & barley in aroma.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (353) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Vintage 2010. Perfect ossidation, aroma of blueberry, raisin,coffe and cocoa bean. Dark brown with thiny white head. Flavour of licorice,blueberry, strawberry, nut and long final with red fruits and cocoa. Wonderful quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (421) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
En riktigt trevlig öl att sippa på framför brasan en kulen dag. Fantastiskt grumlig och rödbrun, lite som blodpuddingssmet. Fyllig och något söt - god!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
Dark beige weak head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with figs, prunes, light dark chocolate and licorice notes. Flavor is malty, fruity with prunes, dark cherries, bananas, milk chocolate and light spicy tones, ending in long fruity finish. Medium to full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (611) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Dark copper brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, burnt sugar - caramel, wineous, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, wineous. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, with red shades. Dark heavy head. Aromas surprisingly soft and low, but nonetheless varied: blackberry, strawberry jam, tomato sauce, liquorice, soya sauce. Sweetish, powerful, low on CO2. Light ending, without bitterness. Long-lasting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbonde (114) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 8 degrees. Vintage 2013. Pours dark brown with small beige head which quickly resides. Good aroma of malt, prunes and dark fruit. Deep wintery taste - again dark fruit and a distinct sweetness. Notes of tobacco and liquorice complements the sweetness in a nicely balanced finish, which just lingers on and on. The alcohol is a little too present and it is a tad sweet for my taste, but certainly a first rate Belgian brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsamstark (12) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle @ SB, Vintage 2013. Not that much of aroma a bit raisin, bread, basement aromas and alcohol. Nice light brown foam, thick but it leaves pretty fast. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Not my favorite but still a nice piece of beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (84) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Fles vintage 2011, uitgeschonken in Struise Brouwers bierglas. Ondoorzichtig donkerbruin bier, diepe mahoniekleur met fijne schuimkraag die snel weer inzakt. Verfijnde en aangename aroma's van marsepein, kersen en eikenhout. De smaak volgt het aroma en is rijk en complex met tonen van karamel, marsepein, kersen, perzik koffie, chocolade en Bourbon. De afdronk is lang met houtige tonen, met een licht bittere finish van chocolade en Bourbon met honing als Southern Comfort. Zoals verwacht weer een uitstekend en complex bier van De Struise Brouwers. Heeft qua geur en smaak wel overeenkomsten met de Rio Reserva. De kleur is donkerder en de chocoladetonen zijn meer aanwezig. De alcohol is goed verborgen in deze uitstekende quadrupel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Appearance is dark, ruby/mahogany, a beige foamy head which doesn’t last too long. Aroma- cherry, marzipan, bread, sugary raisin, plum, malts, vinous, hint of blackberries. Taste- lots of dark fruits, hints of blackberry and raspberry, sugary fruit, malt, red wine, almonds in the background, fairly short finish, the alcohol is well-concealed. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (461) - ITALY - APR 6, 2015
33cl bottle vintage 2012. Pours dark brown with some reddish glare, small fine textured beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts, light chocolate, plums, dates, raisins. Taste is similar with very good dark fruits notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation.


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