Struise St. Amatus - Oostvleteren 12

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

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RATINGS: 722   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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3.7
jacobarts (255) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Bottle from Flask. Brown too dark amber with tiny tan head. Toffee, sugar, rye bread, raisen and dades. Sweet taste, abv well hidden. Toffee, some spice light bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

3.9
kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2017
Dark brown to black colored, medium tan creamy lasting head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, strong dried fruits, brown sugar, toasty and some chocolate, some oaky notes, molasses. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasty, some chocolate, molasses, dried fruity, bit spicy, some oaky notes, moderate- bitterness, light alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky-chewy.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.7
DonGregorio (581) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2017
2013 vintage bottle. Hazy brown beer with minimal tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, vanilla, dried dark fruits, prunes, red fruits, grapes. Taste is medium+ sweet, light+ bitter and light+ tart, of dried fruits, raisins, red fruits, red wine, with notes of caramel, vanilla, wood, whisky. Dried fruits, spice in the finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Very good quad, although a bit too sour for me.

3.7
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Got this one from Jorrit. Thanks! The pour is a darker muddy brown with a thin ring of khaki head that falls off quickly. The aroma is interesting. There is a nice dark fruit balance and a sweet maltiness. The bourbon comes in light and finishes a little sharp with a bit of oxidation. The oak works pretty well with a lingering sweetness. The flavor is much of the same. There is a dark fruit and sweet bourbon with a bit of cardboard happening that lets me know this baby is a little past it’s prime. The barrel is light and sweet with a hint of vanilla. The mouth feel is lighter and a touch watery with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet malt and dark fruit with a kiss of bourbon. Interesting and past it’s prime. 7 4 7 4 15

3.8
ebone1988 (2177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2013. Aroma is bourbon, barrel, vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, boozy, raisins, complex and nice. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, cloudy. Taste is dark fruit, bourbon, barrel, vanilla, caramel, a little past its prime, it's pretty good though. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, boozy bourbon barrel dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, I'm sure this was very solid about a year ago, Struise does good things.

4.2
drjoeng (1420) - SINGAPORE - DEC 1, 2017
11%ABV. Quad.

Poured out dark brown. 28ºSRM.

Nose is sweet, alcoholic, raisins and preserved fruit with sour and sweet.
Hint of ume preserves with a sour preserved quality in a pleasing piquant aged cheese way.

Mouthfeel is dry. Palate has prune juice,. Plum juice body. Dry woody flavor with hardwoods being most likely.

Finish is warming in the throat and chest. As it warms up, the last few sips finish with a hint of cheesy funk.

Overall, a pleasant barrel-aged quad that has picked up some nice character from its time in a barrel.

Goes on Favorites List!

4.7
sharkydodson (1850) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 24, 2017
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla, toffee, red wine, brown sugar and raisin... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, raisin, dark fruits, sweet wine and some spices... sweet and dry aftertaste...

3.1
GRM (4204) - 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



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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

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Maracuja05 (1879) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, 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.

4.3
Ritzn (1890) - 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.


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