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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
RexTalionis (3731) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown in color with a frothy tan head. Sweet dark fruits, cranberry, brown sugar and syrup in aroma. Dark fruits, some booze, small hints of cherrylike sweetness in taste. Quite dry mouthfeel. Cough drops and malty sweetness with nice yeastyness in aftertaste.

4.3
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - DEC 21, 2012
Color ebano-bruno con un due dita di schiuma molto persistente. Aroma dolce, fruttato caramellato con un leggero sentore di legno. Al palato ingresso subito zuccherino con note di frutti gialli e caramello. L’alcol avvolge il tutto e rende suadente la birra. Alla fine un ottima luppolatura erbacea e un sentore di pane e olio. Di natura complessa e di chiara orientazione zuccherina resta comunque una birra equilibrata, in grado di tenere in perfetta compagnia un bevitore nei pomeriggi natalizi. Ottima birra.

4.5
czar (9009) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 bottle from tom10101, thanks! pours hazy dark brown with a nice creamy beige head, some retention and lacing. sugary caramel and roasted malts - complex malts, yeast, spices, candi, vanilla - no overwhelming bourbon here. soft but present carbonation, full body, very nice grassy-citrusy-resinous medium long finish. excellent blend of yeast, spices, dark malts and wood. very much enjoyed this one. 4.5 @ ABT blind tasting: winner. westy: second.

4
mathieuc (3958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Almost completely dark and topped by a nice moka head. Aroma of plums and figs, there is also a small spice component to it. Quite sweet and massive, you can taste the barrel aging without any alcohol heat. In fact, I’m not feeling any alcohol... only nice belgian sugary malts and candi. Body is full and mouth is silky smooth. I thought the bourbon would be more upfront but it is not, which is a good thing really. A really nice - and balanced - quad!

3.7
borisz (418) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, marzipan, Weetabix and candy sugar. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel. Lovely.

3.8
Hermod (7697) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
33cl bottle, vintage 2011. Bbe 08/2016. Cloudy dark brown, thick beige head. Aroma has fruityness, brown sugar, chocolate, yeast. Flavor has caramel, wood, candy sugar, dark fruits. Some light alcohol notes in the long caramelly finish. Full bodied. Easy drinking quadrupel, almost too sweet.

4
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Vintage 2011. À consommer avant le 29/08/2016. Capsule métallique couverte de plastique. Bue dans un calice Orval. Bière brune avec une mousse beige foncée. Superbe nez de fruits secs, de dates, de sucre brun. La bouche est ronde, chaude, les fruits secs sont bien présents. La finale sur le tabac est bien agréable. Touche d’astringence en fin de bouche. J’aime beaucoup. Autre offrande de Patrick. 8/10

3.4
HopfenWeisse (1529) - - DEC 2, 2012
330ml bottle(Vintage 2011). Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, alcohol.Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, alcohol.

3.8
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle vintage 2011. Dark brown, medium sized beige head. Malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, toffee, alcohol and some metal. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and dark sugar. Medium bodied, sweetness and some alcohol in the finish.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Une bouteille de 33 cl. Vintage 2011. À consommer de préférence avant le 29 août 2016. Une fois versé, le liquide prend devant mes yeux une teinte brunâtre et même rougeâtre. Des sédiments qui traversent le fluide sont observables et n’enlèvent rien à mon appréciation visuelle. La mousse qui se forme n’est pas très épaisse mais offre une prestation honnête. Une dentelle se tisse tranquillement sur la paroi du verre. Une fois le nez plongé dans le verre, des effluves de sucre brun, de vanille, de banane, de fruits foncés et d’épices s’unissent pour former une cohésion intéressante mais un peu lourde. Sur les papilles, des flaveurs proposées qui sont menées par du chocolat et par une présence liquoreuse chargée par les fruits. Derrière chaque nouvelle gorgée, une affirmation savoureuse de la réglisse et des particules élémentaires sucrées. En bouche, un corps qui s’impose, débordant de suavité et de robustesse, des bulles qui améliorent sa buvabilité et une structure crémeuse, riche et presque charnelle. Une finale chaude, décadente, sucrée par les malts, dégoulinante de caramel et de tire d’érable. Merci à Tommy pour cette opportunité.


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