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

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RATINGS: 509   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.


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3.7
   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 19, 2014
Another huge brew! Strong malt background with pleasant dried fruitiness, light caramel, a bit of roast, licorice, candy, light bubble gum, wood, berry-like sourness dominated by sweetness. Enjoyable, complex and very well balanced brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (991) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
@ Havregatan 141018. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (36:-). Malty and fruity with yeasty and light caramely notes, dark dried fruits, sweet with a medium body and an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (51) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på Norrlands Nation, Uppsala. Lite julkänsla över denna. Fin och lagom helt enkelt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (255) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: dark cherries, chocolate, toffee. Taste: dark fruit, sweet cherries, brown sugar, spices, chocolate, raisins. Medium sweet, a bit thinner than expected, finishes slightly boozy with a nice chocolate bitter. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma- seems to be sour, at the same time quad fruit characteristics, with bubble gum, and the same comes out when tasting. Ofc I will not add default things as usual- caramel and malt

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoakimL (2) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Quite good abt 12, but I prefer the Vestvleeteren Sankt Bernardus 12. Sweet, compex, layered. Malty with lots if caramely tones. Bitterness punches in in the overwhelming after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Vintage 2012, 33cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown cola like color, with a tiny and quick fading beige head. Aroma is plums, raisins, yeast and caramel. Medium sweet . The flavour is like a good quad with a hint of booze. The body is medium, carbonation is more lively than I thought it would be, the finish is dark fruits and alcohol sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (176) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Dark mahogny, hazy beer with a two finger high, beige head.
Nose: Yeast, banana, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and plums - very pleasent indeed!
Taste: Red berries, plum, malt, spice, oak and raisin.
Mouth: Round, creamy mouthfeel with a small but right carbonation.
Overall: This is a beauty! Well balanced, creamy, full body, "grown up" beer. If you haven’t tried this, now you have a goal in life!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 @ Nedre Mölla 16/10-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, dried fruits, notes of banana and yeast. Taste: Chocolate, licorice, notes of banana, sweetness. Body is medium to light full, the finish is mildly warming with notes of licorice and chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours an amber to brown color forming a medium and bubbled yellow to beige head. Medium retention with a thin layer that lasts forever. Some few lacings are left in the glass S: Peculiar Quad. Smells dark chocolate and roasted malts. Fruity too, mainly plums and raisins. Notes of brown bread and alcohol in the very end T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, brown bread, Belgian yeasts. Finished by a stingy bitterness M: Medium body. Quite smooth and watery to such ABV. Medium to low carbonation. Upfront is mild sweet. Aftertaste is dry and bitter O: Excellent drinkability. Great beer. De Struise quality. Highly recommended from a big fan of Belgian Quads! [ BA Review @ 9/18/2012 ]


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