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

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common

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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


shmupi's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shmupi (10) - - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Aged one year. Thick and fruity...some vanilla maybe Nice beer overall....but Struise have better ones.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Timvim (90) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140916. Pours almost black with a dense beige head. Aroma of toffee, licorice and plastic. Tastes plums, raisins, dates, vanilla, strawberry. Also phenolic spicy/peppery. The plastic doesn’t come through in the taste. Very well balanced. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
In bottle (Bruges); nice beer ... aroma of liquorice and dark cocoa. Taste was similar with strong dark cocoa notes. Very easy drinking .. quite enjoyed this one ...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3214) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Vintage 2011. Porzadna etykieta nawiazujaca do stylistyki piwa. Niewielka piana ale za to swietnie pachnace piwo marmolada i powidlami, kolor ciemno brazowy z fioletowo bordowymi refleksami. Kremowa bezowea piana sredniotrwala. Smak smolisty lekkie nuty whisky i debowego posmaku, troche skarmelizowanego slodu. Lekko slodkie. Finisz rozgrzewajacy i wytrawny lekko drapiacy w gardlo. Wysoce jakosciowe rocznikowane piwo. Polecam

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1196) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home (2011 vintage). Pours brownish amber with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, caramel, sugar, yeast, and alcohol - with an alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Very dark reddy mahogany brown, small ring of off-white head. Aroma is sweet with strawberry, alcohol, yeast character, port wine. Body is medium, rich, low carbonation and smooth. Taste is very mild and malty, definite raisin and date, alcohol, spicy finish. I’m surprised to see that it was aged in bourbon barrels, as this doesn’t come through much. Tastes good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian83 (13) - sqGat, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
És una cervesa bona pero no val el que vaig pagar per ella 4.20? hi ha cerveses molt més bones i més barates

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1017) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Small snifter. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity plums, dark fruits, Belgian yeasts, dark candy. The taste is quite good with dark fruits, prunes, plums, raisins, dark sugars, Belgian yeasts, and bread. Medium body, nice carb. Finish is slight sweet and bready.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (841) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
330ml bottle, pours deep red brown. aroma is dark fruits, plum, cherries and raisin, bready malt, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Murky blackberry red. Lots of cherry and plum. Great nose! Burnt sugars, lots of dark fruits. Cream and oatmeal. Great sugary finish. This is an excellent quad. i want more!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap. Deep brown with one finger head. Light carb. Dark fruit and mild whiskey barrel. Very nice complexity.


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