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


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RATINGS: 582   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.

ChrisSc's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
33cl bottle into glass. Lille. Appearance: dark brown wih slight ruby tint. Offwhite head which is small. Aroma: raisin, caramel, run, spice, alcohol, Taste: semi sweet. Slightly bitter finish. Very long. Palate: full body, low carbonation, full mouthfeel. Very long finish. Overall. This beer had an incredible aroma. The taste was a little disappointing for me. Palate was he same. Still a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle. 2011 brought back from Brugges. A: Mahogany body with a thin creme color head. Lacing. N: Raisin, prune, toffee, caramel, oak, touch of vanilla. Cola, touch of red licorice and cherry/brandy profile. T: Good sweetness, light bitterness. M: Medium body, touch oily, no alcohol presence, foamy carbonation. O: Tasty Belgian Dark. Barrel notes are integrated nicely and the underlying beer shines through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (967) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 14, 2015
Che dire bevuta a casa di un caro amico, dopo una splendida cena, il naso è fantastico, una goduria infinita, e in bocca nonostante i 10,5 abv, va giù che è un piacere. Splendida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5421) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
Well I do not know if it is necessary to describe this one to the full. Lovely nice ale for ale lovers. Black body with a fine lasting head. Powerful aroma and flavor with yeast, dried fruits, oak, toffee and some spices. Full body with a smooth carbonation. Complex, powerful and yet easy to drink. What more can you ask for? Recommendable.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (738) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 17 2015) Pours murky dark brown with a small fine off white head. Brown sugar, toffee, yeasty, grape juice, prunes, some dark berries and spices. Touch of banana ester. Palate is initially very sweet caramel, grape juice, banana, a little spice. Finish is drier but not truly dry. Spicy yeast persists in the aftertaste. Medium body with fairly soft carb. Nice enough quad without anything that really makes it jump head and shoulders above the rest. Didn’t really get any bourbon barrel quality from it. Still a very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
33 cl Bottle Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head that does not last Aroma is sweet soft fruit particularly pear and dry coffee smell Taste is sweetish fruit with licquorice notes and a bitter finish nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, dark caramel/beige/brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak and dark sweet sticky fruit - figs and prunes. Taste is near perfect. Smooth, sweet, alcohol is well hidden. Balanced between dark fruits and caramel/molasses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
Foam: pale brown foamy head which doesn’t last too long. Colour: dark, ruby or mahogany. Aroma: blueberry, raisin, malts, sweet. Taste: Vintage 2013, lots of dark fruits, hints of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry, very smooth mouthfeel, dark sugar, pronounced cherry, sweet vinous notes, medium to low carbonation, plums, dates, hits of vanilla and oak notes. Complex, rich malty finish and very well balanced brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (406) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (444) - 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!

   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.

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