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


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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Shared bottle with friends. Poured a dark carmel color. Tasted of dark fruits and sugar. The palate seemed to fall apart towards the end of the taste. Solid brew.

GRM (4178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2017
Brown bottle, 33 cl, 2011 vintage, best before 29/08/2016, savoured on March 17 2017; eye: mahogany, semi-opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: malt, molasses, maple sap, light Madeira; mouth: malt molasses, maple sap, light Madeira, slight acridness, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: correct

Bouteille brune, 33 cl, millésime 2011, meilleure avant 29/08/2016, savourée le 17 mars 2017; œil : acajou, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, mélasse, sève d’érable, léger madère; bouche : malt, mélasse, sève d’érable, léger madère, très légère âcreté, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

Maracuja05 (1766) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2017
22-09-17 // pour from 750ml bottle at Petit Belge, Wiesbaden. Classic quad, well on Point. Malty Forward Body, heavy sweetness loaded with some fruit Aroma, raisins, caramel.

Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Mahagoni with almost no head. Aroma is raisins, grapes, dates, figs, some hoppy lemon juice, some vanilla, bourbon, cinnamon. Taste is intense sweet with later some bitter alcoholic but balanced dates or plums. Clean and complex dried fruit overdrupel. Balanced and not too heavy.

FinnIckler (892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Moritz's. Nose is apple brandy, resin, wood. Palate is raisin, apple, hazelnut, wood. malty finish. Very nice

SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is candied sugar, wood, caramel, yeasty, plums, raisins, a touch apples, cinnamon. Taste is wood, candied sugar, yeasts, caramel, plums, raisins. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice Quadrupel!

beskid (313) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Aroma is wood, caramel, alcohol. Taste is brown sugar, figs, more wood.

carlom (92) - ITALY - OCT 22, 2017
Colore marrone, schiuma fine e poco persistente, orami di malti tostati, canditi, vaniglia. All'assaggio canditi, prugna, frutta secca, vaniglia e note di cioccolato. Il gusto è prevalentemente dolce con un finale leggermente amaro, l'alcol viene ben mascherato e la bevuta è facile, carbonazione assente. Una birra con un corpo complesso con tutte le classiche caratteristiche di una quadrupel.

danielyabu (1708) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2017
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. muddy thick dark reddish-brown body. aroma: moderate malty, dark chocolate, pine, raisin, plum, red wine, alcohol. Initial flavor: light sweet acidic. Final flavor: light sweet acidic moderate bitter; long duration. Palate: medium full body, creay texture, lively carbonation, heavy alcoholic finish. Spicy phenols may be present, but usually have a peppery quality. The malt is rich and strong, and can have a deep bready-toasty quality often with a deep caramel complexity. The fruity esters are strong to moderately low, and can contain raisin, plum, fig notes. Acidez de ameixa vermelha fresco. Bem alcoolica, alto aquecimento alcoolico, nao esconde. Final bem alcoólico lembra steinhaeger. Dulçor maltado. Menos doce que o esperado. Dulçor lembra também frutas secas. Álcool excessivo esconde nuances (como a de chocolate e amadeira que aparecem posteriormente) e diminui a drinkability. 170 s

Banzale (357) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2017
Acheter à tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à Dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur Brown reflet black et ambré . Peu de mousse voir inexistante. Au nez : notes céréales intense , Bourbon et un pointe de vanille . En bouche : c'est bien le céréales et malts qui donne le ton ! Beaucoup de corps , une sensation Bourbon présente . Arrière bouche vanillé . Malts torréfié agréable et puissant. Génial !

Turboninja (849) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2017
[email protected], Tampere, Finland. Bold and soft, slightly sour nuances of plum, fig, caramel, some vanilla and a hint of slightly burned malts and booze. A bit waxy feel. Balanced. Wide taste spectrum with medium/long malty aftertaste with dark dry fruits. Medium/strong body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, high quality quad with a sweeter touch. Could be even more complex.

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