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


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RATINGS: 678   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (408) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
geolgau (57) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 19, 2017
2013 vintage. Pours dark amber, brown head. Nose: bourbon, malts, brown sugar. Sweet and liquorish. Flavors: candy, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts. Strong and quite complex. Warm finish. First quadrupel for me, enjoyable session.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stupre (134) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 18, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bire. Robe acajou. Armes de fruits mrs. Belle rondeur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
2013 bottle. Deep reddish brown with a coat of beige head that hangs around awhile. 3+ Aroma of chocolate, bread, red wine, figs, raisins, coriander seed, vanilla/ oak/ whisky. Sweet with bread, whisky, dried and stewed fruit, some herbal and earthy touches. Lowish bitterness with some wood and licorice at the end. Whisky creeps up. Complex but without obvious end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3399) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. pours brown with small tan head. Malty, caramel, raisins, nutty, some dried fruit. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness in finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2017
0.33l bottle. Very dark brown body with a quickly disappearing thin light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, orange zest, whiskey, wood, raisins and vanilla. The taste of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, orange zest, plums, raisins and caramel. Super complex and smooth. The alcohol is very well hidden. Amazing beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6996) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
330ml bottle (2013 vintage, 11%). Dark amber color. Small size, yellowish head, stays. Plums, raisins, sweet, bit of yeast, caramel in aroma. Plums, raisins, signs of alcohol, sweet and caramel in taste. Caramel and raisins in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is there, but kind of hidden. Goes down pretty easy. Very solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jon3s (44) - - FEB 23, 2017
Color: amber/brown color, hazy Foam: frothy, brownish head Smell: caramel, sweet malt, syrup, cola, wood, vanilla, dried fruits, some herbs.. Taste: rather sweet, honey, syrup, caramel, figs.. Velvet texture and amazingly drinkable. Alco well hidden - warms nicely at the end. Marvelously balanced top quality brew difficult to copy their style. Enjoy with different cheeses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (1532) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
Beeroda.hu Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest // Its : Sint Amatus - Oostvleteren 12 (2013) - Cask Strength Brutal stuff!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2017
33 cl bottle, 2013 vintage, bottled 21/06/2016. Color is very dark brown with a cola-colored head that is gone almost immediately. Aromas of plum, dark fruit, kissel, oak. Taste of vanilla, cough suryp, malt, port wine. Alcohol is well hidden, just very warming in the stomach. Low carbonation, sticky sweet and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (2092) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
33cl bottle at home from Berts Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Nose is dark berries, red wine. Body is clear dark brown, head is very small, cream white, frothy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is raisin, red wine, honey, herbs, bourbon, milk chocolate. Medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting fruity chocolate medium bittersweet, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy, strong flavor, well balanced, nice one.

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