Struise St. Amatus - Oostvleteren 12

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

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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Previously (<2016) at 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.

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4.2
Kapsel (373) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Kacper W. is drinking a Sint Amatus - Oostvleteren 12 (2013) by De Struise Brouwers Suszone owoce, rodzynki, lekkie winne nuty, wanilia, bdb

4.1
bjorn77 (494) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Aromat: bardzo bogaty i wyrazny, suszone sliwki, daktyle, figi, rodzynki, swieze winne i soczyste winogrona, karmel, gruszki. Slodki ale tez owocowo soczysty co dodaje mu rzeskosci. Wyglad: ciemna miedz wpadajaca w kolor ciemnobrunatny, nieprzejrzyste, piana bardzo mala, zanika zaraz do absolutnego zera. Smak: slodki i tresciwe, bardzo bogaty smak, niosacy wiele smakowych doznan. Jest tu karmel, sa rodzynki, suszone sliwki, daktyle figi, suszone gruszki i jablka. Po chwili pojawia sie troche czekolady. W kontrze do mocnej slodyczy soczyste, cierpkie swieze owoce, glównie winogrona, owoce lesne, jezyny, jagody, zurawina.Taniczne nuty debowe od beczki, ale ta beczka tu jest dosyc dyskretna. Moje bylo dobrze ulozone, alkoholu nie czulem, ciala sporo choc moglo byc jeszcze wiecej. Piwo bogate, ciekawe, bardzo smaczne. 8/4/8/4/17

4.8
dorain (396) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2017
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2013) 2015-10 getrunken. Auch hier hat die Faßreifung für eine tolle Balance an Holznoten und kaum Süße gesorgt. Verdammt lecker das Zeug. Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2013) 2016-11 getrunken. In diesen dunkelbraunen Schwergewicht haben die Woodford Fässer eine ganz leichte Süße übriggelassen. Auch hier hat die Faßlagerung ein sehr rundes und edles Bier entstehen lassen. Hier steht klar eine fette Malznote im Vordergrund. Definitiv süffiger als der Struise Blue Monk. Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2013) 2017-04 getrunken. Fast schon ein Alterbekannter dieses Quadrupel und was soll ich sagen "JA - ich liebe es! Und heute durch seine Ausgewogenheit der Tagessieger.

4.1
suziekjoe (1) - - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
Beautifull dark beer with a lot of different notes and a fruity bitter aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Cybion (188) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, vintage 2013. Pours murky dark slightly reddish brown. Very cloudy. Shin sheen of dark tan foam which quickly dissipates. A few tiny bubbles visible. Lacing is thick and oily looking, leaving a brown hue on the glass. There’s also some slight alcohol legs going on. Nose is sweet, very malty, fruity, woody. Wholemeal bread, cake, salted caramel, dark fruits, candied/cooked orange, lot of muscavado sugar, tobacco, assorted spices including cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, fair bit of bourbon and oak. Hints of soy sauce, smoked meat, red wine developing as it warms. Taste is sweet, sugary, fruity up front with caramel, cake, vanilla, candied/cooked blood orange and pineapple. This gives way to some richer, darker, more bitter notes of mollasses, port wine, berries, cherry, dark fruits, winter spices, something slightly medicinal (lemon cough drops?), oaky tannins, grassy hops, ending on a long, warming, sticky, moderately bitter finish with lingering vanilla and oak. Body is medium-full, texture is smooth and silky, carbonation is minimal and there’s a slight pleasant alcohol burn. Gorgeous stuff.

4.6
HopsGuru83 (1) - Ichtegem, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2017 does not count
One of the best beers i ever tasted..and i’m from belgium..said enough..super

4.4
beton (621) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Przeterminowana butelka. Warto było potrzymać. Nos tworzy mnóstwo suszonych owoców: figi, rodzynki, śliwki, wanilia, toffi, ciemny chleb, kawa moccha, ciut ziemi i szlachetnego alkoholu. W ustach rasowy quadrupel z suszkami owocowymi, toffi, daktyle, miód gryczany. Z czasem wanilia, i swoje odciska beczka ale i przyprawy: gałka muszkatołowa, muśnięcie cynamonu. Ciało potężne, gładkie, aksamitne. Piękne piwo.

3.8
ironcontra (332) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Nutty, bread, toffee, raisins, something dry and sour at the end of the flavor for added complexity, rather boozy

3.8
Offar (13) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
Aroma, is not a lot going on a bit fruit. Deep redish brown, with absolutely no head. Sweet raisin, a little booze caramel brown sugar, dark fruit. Very balanced but not the most complex. Lacks a little fullness in the body

3.6
erikaraeb (252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Woodsy, raisin-like smell and taste with some smoke, anise, malt, plums, and nuts coming through as well. Decently strong alcohol burn, though this doesn’t usually put me off. Full-flavoured with medium mouthfeel.


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