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


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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.

alassio's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alassio (86) - USA - APR 21, 2013
It’s all about pleasant flavors - - plums and figs and carob. Not much carbonation, and it’s kind of light on the palate. Just kind of sits there in the glass. But very, very tasty, with enough zest and gentle bittering to make it very well-rounded. P.S. the bottle looks fab.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Vintage 2010. Tummanruskea olut hyvin minimaalisella vaahdolla, jota jää kuitenkin pieni kerros oluen pinnalle pitkäksi aikaa. Tuoksu tumman hedelmäinen ja varsinkin luumuinen, hieman lakritsinen ja belgihiivainen. Tuoksu todella houkutteleva, kutsuu maistamaan. Maku on lakritsinen ja tumman hedelmäinen, pitkä lakritsinen ja hieman mausteinen jälkimaku. Melko täyteläinen suutuntuma, hiilihappo keventää kokonaisuutta. Pehmeä ja todella miellyttävä kokonaisuus ja omaan makuuni tällainen toimii todella mainiosti!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McDef85 (37) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2016
Conservata 6 anni prima di essere stappata. Birra di gran carattere, forte aroma alcolico, di marasche e frutta sotto spirito, forte warming in bocca, al primo abboccamento mandorla e caramello, in seguito fruttato e alcool definito ma non invadente. Corposa ma non eccessiva in bocca. Piccolissima nota astringente finale che pulisce il palato, percepibile dopo qualche secondo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Burgundy color. Fruit aromas, caramel malt, brown sugar. Taste is sweet and slight alcoholic, dried fruits, caramel, yeast, spices, slight bourbon hints with some vanilla. Warming alcohol during the finish. Starting to think that Struise is not capable of making a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (606) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met beige schuim. Geur: donker fruit, toffee, wat zoethout. Smaak: zoete koffie, toffee, gedroogde vijg, karamel. Medium koolzuur. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: zoetig, gedroogde vijg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2694) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Murky brown with small but lasting beige head. Brown sugar and dried fruit aroma. Sweet flavour, syrupy with dried fruit and booze. Well balanced and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
330 ml bottle at the capital, Leuwen. Vintage 2013. Brown with mocca head. Aroma intense, candy syrup, dark malts, alcohol and slight yeast. Taste is malty, fairly sweet, yeast, darker malts, some bready biscuit notes, alcohol with a smooth and sweet finish. Good one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macgybeer (26) - - MAY 9, 2016
chocolate, roasty, nuts, caramel, alcohol, raisin, licorice, woody, Great beer. But, with over of 3 years seems to oxidize too much

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (1076) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
Flasche („Sint Amatus 12, Vintage 2013") vom Bierzwerg. - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun, knapper beigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase reiches dunkles Malz und milde fruchtige Säure. - Antrunk reich dunkelmalzig mit runder Malzsüße, pikant fruchtiger Säure (Pflaume), dunkler Schokolade, Weinbrand und zarten Anklängen an Moos, alles zusammengehalten durch reiche aber runde obergärige Fruchtigkeit. Zart moosiger, wenig bitterer Abgang. Der enorme Alkoholgehalt ist kaum zu schmecken. - Schönes belgisches Starkbier, süffig und rund aber beinahe unauffällig. Von dieser Brauerei hatte ich irgendwie mehr erwartet …

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kr1zz (387) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
Bottle bought at Geers Oostakker. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste is sirupy, caramel, dried fruits, tannine, wood, malts, hints of coffee and in the end a little bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, vintage 2010 sampled April 8, 2016. Dark brown with a little sediment and a beige head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, raisins, plums and dates. Flavour is slightly sweet with vanilla notes and dark fruit, malty with wooden elements and ending in a licorice bitterness and alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice beer indeed.

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