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


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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

DTM's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Shared bottle with friends. Poured a dark carmel color. Tasted of dark fruits and sugar. The palate seemed to fall apart towards the end of the taste. Solid brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1579) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 9, 2015
brown colour, moderate sized beige head;aroma of liqueur, herbs, slight vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits like plum, figs, maybe some raisin, anise, minimal whisky notes and toffee; taste of syrupy sweetness with dried fruits (figs and plum again), vanilla, hints of anise, smoked woody notes, nuts, herbal liqueur and some minimal roasted sugar; amazing ’beer’!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (440) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2015
Marrom vinho, espuma bege de baixa formação e média persistência. Aroma licoroso, adocicado, candy sugar, uva passa, cereja, alcoólica. Paladar de dulçor intenso, maltada, álcool presente mas bem distribuído. Corpo licoroso, baixíssima carbonatação. Aftertaste com bastante uva e açucar, alcoólico, persistente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JimmyBoy74 (443) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
Svingod öl från belgobaren. Måste beställa hem en back vid första bästa tillfälle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2127) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours muddy Brown with a Tan head. Sweet caramel on the nose with weighty Belgian characteristics. Candi sugar, honey, a bit of banana. Full bodied and extremely flavoursome. Stewed prunes and booze. Delicious quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (880) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
The barrel ageing gives an added layer of complexity to this abt, and to me makes it better, taking away some of the usual sweetness of this style. A fireside sipper .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PauloAG (247) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours brown with tanned head. Sweet malt, chocolate and coffee. Candied fruit cake, raisins, licorice and dried dates. Outstanding brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (6064) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at Molenhof. 2013 bottle. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin fading cream coloured head. Aroma is a nice mix of cakey, Christmas cake, rum and raisin booze, fig and booze soaked dried fruits. Flavour is lovely rounded Malts, nutty, booze, rum, vanilla, cakey, hint of wood. Palate is velvety, semi sweet. Full bodied, highish carbonation. Really good quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1447) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
Color coca-cola. Un dedo de espuma beige. Dura poco. Deja película. Efervescencia al servir. Aroma muy belga. Muy quad. Malteado, tostado, licórico, levadura, fruto seco. En boca, gran cuerpo, sin gas en el trago, pero aparece al final. El sabor es fantástico. Tono licórico, sin que resulte excesivamente alcóholico. Madera, caramelo, café, galleta, ciruela... Compleja. El postgusto es sensacional. Pide más. Un deleite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (334) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
bottle 33 cl 10.5% abv. vintage 2013 bottle. pours dark murdy brown with small beige head. taste is dry and sour with alcohol bite. very bold. must be consumed in small batches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Mud brown beer with beige head that leaves to the sides and small lacing. Aroma has dried fruits, Belgian yeast and some booze. Taste has caramel sweetness, dried fruits and red berries. Body is full and carbonation is quite high.

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