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


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RATINGS: 473   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.

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Beautiful aroma of sweet dry fruits and a hint of alcohol. Deep amber-brown in color with a small tan head. Extremely smooth drinking, with outstanding balance. Nice moderate sweetness with a great subtle hop balance. Not particularly spicey, just smooth off the barrel and good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
666ale (47) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Dark brown, beige foam. Notes of chocolate, dark and dried fruits, licorice, caramel and hops. More alchoolic in the palate. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1271) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
330ml bottle @ the Sixth Shrewsbury Bottle Share June 14. Beautiful, dark quad blending caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and a lovely sweet booziness without ever feeling too strong. Cannot wait to crack open the bottle on my beer shelf and immerse myself in a whole one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (546) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Donkerbruin, kraag verdwijnt bijna helemaal. Aroma  mout, beetje zurig, pepernoten, roggebrood. Smaak:  moutig , beetje zoetzuur bittermoutige afdronk., minder volle smaak dan verwacht.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingstoni (1428) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate, yeast and dried fruits. Sour and medium bitter taste. Flavors are raisin and yeast. Sweet and bitter finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (36) - FRANCE - JUN 14, 2014
Bouteille. Saveur Bière. Robe noire, mousse beige délicate . Au nez c'est une odeur puissante de chocolat noir et de pain grillé qui dominent. En bouche le malt torréfié , le chocolat noir, les fruits noires et le sucre brun laissent rapidement place a une finale riche de réglisse , de chocolat amère et de pain noir. Corps rond puissant , sucré, bien balancé avec une amertume qui se développe au fur et a mesure de la dégustation et qui remplie avec force le palais sur la fin. Les notes chocolaté se renforcent elles aussi . Une très belle bière évolutive, qui alterne entre une brune belge riche et complexe et une impérial stout puissante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1062) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from bier tempel, brussels. Very dark, almost black color, small white head. Aroma is balanced malts, plums, raisins, wood, bread. Balanced body, wood, raisins, plums, some sour notes, medium co2. Just very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2012 bottle. Somewhat still, mahogany pour. Surface aroma of figs and dates, with caramel and rock candy; the malt character maybe hasn’t quite come together yet.

Oak, raisin, and port form its rich but not decadent flavor; the typical flavors of the style are present and appropriately balanced, if maybe it tilts toward a regal booziness sometimes. The mid palate and finish are rather timid.

Texturally it is too soft, lacking a bit in the combination of punchy carbonation and velvety body that makes a great quad such a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma: caramel, sugars, molasses, some prunes. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: caramel and molasses expanding. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, nice aroma. Bottle at Cafe Red Rose, Bruges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts with caramel, dark fruit and hints of vanilla. Sweet with light bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tricksta_p (872) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
2012 vintage. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel toffee, yeast, chocolate, candy sugar, a touch of barrel. Flavour is dark fruity sweetness, brown sugar. Really wonderful and complex, very quaffable despite the high ABV. This is the kind of beer that makes me extremely happy. Can’t wait to try some older vintages...

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