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

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RATINGS: 715   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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2.8
Keeper (255) - Milano, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. 033. Brown, brown foam non persistent. Inconsistent beer. Caffè & barley in aroma.

3.9
northropfrye (3688) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Hopleaf, Chicago. Cola appearance and to some extent, taste. Dried fruit, candy, fruity sweetness. Quite a good quad.

4
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Torbido color bruno con soffice schiuma beige. Al naso e al palato dominano note avvolgenti di toffee, frutta passita e zucchero caramellato, accompagnate da un bouquet dolciastro di luppoli, malti e lieviti; finale lungo e persistente con note amarognole di liquirizia. E’ una birra calda e strutturata, di corpo generoso.

4.5
Bule (2254) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at OL Beer Cafe. Very mild well balanced flavors. Very red in color. Enjoyable quad.

4.4
olsvammel (7287) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from the Struise store in Brugge (Vintage 2011). Malty smell with lots of dried fruit. Similar taste with lots of dried fruit. Full body and very tasty. Well hidden alcohol. Very well built beer.

3.8
mansquito (6888) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore tap ($3.50 yes, you read that correctly): Pours mahogany with barely any head, but some fizz. Aroma is your array of dark fruits, with notes of wood, really nice yeast, a bit of whiskey. In honesty, I was expecting a slightly heavier and more substantial beer, but I think that by virtue of me drinking in quickly while it was still cold, I think I missed a little bit of the complexity. In any case, the whiskey barrel aging is much less noticeable in this beer than it is. The beer is slightly sweet, but mostly it is about a well-balanced combination of the malts with the intense fruitiness.

3.8
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
2011 vintage 33cl. Bottle from my kind neighbour Rolf. Tasting along with a Westavleteren 12 so perhaps unfair competiton but Oost vrs West in the Vleteren beer challenge. Aroma is sweet not unlike the St Bernardus Appearance is deep and dark in a Trappists chalice, looks great Taste is molasses and banana perhaps sweeter that it needs to be, Mary be better with ageing. Palate is bit too sticky and sweet, tasty but not up to the Westy or St Bernardus levels, As an Irishman in Belgium I’m looking hard for evidence of the Irish moss with interest but failing to find any trace. Overall it’s a fine beer, well worth seeking out.

3.8
Duvelfan (139) - Getxo (Basque Country), - FEB 25, 2013
Botella de 33 cl. Me gustó bastante más que la primera vez que la probé. Al abrirla lo primero que me ha venido ha sido un recordatorio de los 10,5º. La espuma es marrón claro y el liquido muy oscuro...casi opaco. En boca es dulce aunque no tanto como recordaba y los 10,5º se notan sorpresivamente bastante poco. Me recuerda un poco a fruta madura aunque el retrogusto si es ligeramente amargo...pero muy ligero.

3.9
suurjuust (3762) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2013
Vintage 2010. Red tinged brown, creamy beige head. Nose is caramel, spice, fruity hints, some weak booze. Taste is malts and caramel, dried fruit, spice, licorice, booze in the aftertaste. Soft and silky mouthfeel, flavorful and complex, but not overpowering.

4
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
2010 vintage. 330 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours opaque roasted caramel with a few bubbles but no head. The nose has sweet figs, molasses, brown sugar and chocolate, along with honey, cloves and vanilla. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with a huge amount of brown sugar, along with molasses, raisins, figs, and just a touch of bitterness entering towards the end. The finish is long and malty. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is a great, complex quadrupel with lots of fruit and brown sugar. A very nice sipper. 2012-08-01


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