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


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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Previously (<2016) at 10.5%

Saint Amatus, also called St. Aim, 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2012
33 cL bottle at the Red Rose in Brugge. Black/dark red, with little head in Struise glass. Fruity, light, sweet aroma, nice clean roast taste. Like an excellent porter. Pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Vintage 2010, B-09-15. 330 ml bottle into a goblet. Thanks a ton Rempo! A - Dark brown body bordering on red. Small light khaki head that dissipates into a super thin line of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Weak lacing and retention. Doesnt look too inspiring for a quad. S - Ripe dark fruits, dark chocolate, spices, roasted malts, and candi sugar. Excellent aroma. The chocolate is super rich and just compliments the quad notes. T - Brown sugar, caramelized dates and prunes, spices and Belgian yeast, light chocolate on the finish. A tad metallic and coppery with some lingering cherry notes. Tasty and unique for a quad. M - Medium bodied and slightly silky. Carbonation is low and spot on. Alcohol provided a touch of much needed warmth. O - Its a shame this beer is in the shadows of the greatness that is Pannepot and its variants. This beer is really unique and delicious and the chocolate notes are just phenomenal. I wish this was beer was more accessible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hrning, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
180712 @ DE Aarhus Syd tasting: Dark Brown quadruple with a slightly sweet aroma. Some alcohol sulfur-like, lacking a little flavor. A little to strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7033) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
2011 version @ the kelk. pours dark brown, white steady foam, smells heavy, tastes sweet, candy, soft carbo, some bitterness, nice aftertaste. but i still get reminded of a pnnepot even though urbain told the the recepies and ingredients are totaly different..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14613) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from Struise Bruges Beershop. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with some alcohol. Med body. Flavor is dark fruit, dark malt. Sort of a dark bread thing. Very tasty beer. Finishing towards dry with a lot of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Pours very dark with no head. Smell is faint but i did get some smokey malts. Taste is good but not very complex. Definitely worth drinking. Smoked malt taste with the typical high alcohol and sweet malt taste. Somewhat balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, 33cl. A reddish brown beer topped by a two-finger, dense, light beige colored head leaving lacings. The aroma is sugary, both white and brown sugar, with dried fruits, alcohol, some caramel and roasted hints. Dried fruits dominates the flavor, but theres also dark sugar, some alchol and a nice bitterness stretching into the very end. Full body, quite warminig. Definitely not as fine as its neighbour, but a pleasant one anyway. 120302

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Bruin met rode tint en licht bruine kop. Geur is zoet en aarde. Smaak is wederom zoet, toffee en bruine suiker, aarde, gebrand hout en gedroogde rode vruchten. Niet erg bitter en geen overwelmend koolzuur. Lekker bier, maar niet te vergelijken met Pannepot of Pannepeut. Lijkt veel op een quadrupel. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5713) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle marked 29/08/2016, vintage 2011. Nose out of the bottle dark malt with heavy toffee and caramel, fruit, earth, light burnt wood and some yeast. Deep dark brown body with red highlights and a fizzy light brown head. Taste heavy on toffee and caramel, low-medium bitterness, dries and intensifies in yeastiness (picks up on dough, too). Some really nice woodiness here and the supporting hops contribute their own measure of spice and kick. Love the brown sugar / caramelized notes, and theres some faint whisky in the faint burn at the back end, and some mild char. Let it warm, subtle uptick of red berry, cherry, grape, hint of apple and peach. Medium-full body. Man I love Struise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (815) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
2011 vintage. Served in a trapist glass. Pours dark brown with redish reflect. Tiny beige head, quickly diminishing. No lacing. Explosive malty aroma, very pleasant. Not much else. Taste has more variety, with hints of dark fruits. Very sweet, but well balanced also. Slight oxydation. Full bodied. Really good beer.

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