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


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RATINGS: 482   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 (2137) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1605) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (967) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (806) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2535) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2861) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3107) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy coffee brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and raisins, with subtle notes of hops and yeast. Sweet flavour of malt and caramel, with pronounced fruity notes and touches of chocolate. Sweetish afteraste. Warming alcohol presence. Very good. My rating #3000. :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl Bottle. Appearance: Hazy deep amber color with a small sized foamy beige head. Aroma: caramelised malt, chocolate, yeast and dried fruits. Taste : a bit of everything moderate sweet, a hint of sourness and medium biterness. Taste palate has raiin, caramelised mals yeast Finish is a bit more bitter and sweet. Sour and medium bitter taste. Flavors are red fruit caramel and some port ones a hint of wood some chocolate and some spices, Sweet and bitter finish hint ligh cofeebeans finish . Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste is quite mild and clearly o as powerfull as most other quad beers I had so far.. From the Struisse I expect a bit more.Allthough not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2012. Shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours dark red-brown with light tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is dark fruits, raisins, sourness, and alcohol. Taste is sour and sweet, apples, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, some nice bitterness and chocolate like notes. Overall: very nice and I’m sure that the aged version would be even better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
666ale (54) - 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.

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