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

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (376) - - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, marzipan, Weetabix and candy sugar. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel. Lovely.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joko16 (9) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Strong, meaty beer with lots of flavours to discover: caramel, chocolate, roasty, raisin, cough drop, earthy, herbs, Nice bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (305) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle at home (vintage 2013). Pours a reddish brown with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, malts, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. Aftertaste of dark fruits and warming alcohol. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (272) - GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
Belgische Hefe, dunkle Früchte, Sherry, dunkler Zucker, leichte Schokonoten, Holz. Viel dunkle Früchte, dunkler Zucker, Sherry, Wein, Kirschen. Starkes Ding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yayita (38) - - FEB 12, 2015
This is a experimental beer. Not sure if fully achieved. A mix between those high gravity stouts and belgian abbey. Looks brown, small head, not persistent. Smeels caramel smoke spices, 10.5% alcohol well hidden. Finishes caramel and smoke. Keep experimenting struise!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle. Black body with a low crown. Dark sugars, plums, raisin, alcohol and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1912) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
2012 vintage, Heb deze wel eerder gehad, blijkbaar nog nooit genoteerd. schenkt bruin/rood met vrij beperkte crème kraag, prikkelende koolzuur tijdens het schenken. Aroma van wijn, rode kersen, donker fruit, zoet, alcohol, bruine suiker, caramel. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, behoorlijke fruitig van rood fruit, veel caramel, hout, wijntonen, redelijk bitter voor en BA variant, redelijke body, lage co2, overrijp fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
330 ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours a dark reddish brown with full head. Aromas of sugar, dark fruit, sweet coffee and toasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Rich, complex similar flavors. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours dark brown with tan head.
Aroma vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, raisins, alcohol, wood.
Taste caramel vanilla dark fruits sweets, burnt bitter.
Mouthfeel smooth, creamy.
Awesome quad. Taste is really complex sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (55) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle 330 ml from Systembolaget. Sweet aroma, caramel and raisins. Refreshing and warm sweet taste. The sweetness is something of burnt brown sugar mixed with smooth candy and dried fruits. Complex but easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (171) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a coffee color with mocha foam head which dissipates quickly. Very robust and hearty aromas: plums, coffee, overripe cherries, barley wine, some hairspray. Almost smells artificial. On to the taste. Strong mocha flavour, some vanilla, low carbonation, chocolate, faint hint of bock. Booziness and cherries in development. Relatively neutral aftertaste. Ok.


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