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


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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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fonefan (53055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, sweet licorice, riped and dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100304]

yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
From tap at pre-ZBF. Pours hazy dark amber to dark brown with a thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted and mild fruity. Fruity, yeasty, dark breadish to toffee caramelish. Light alcohol presence. Phenolic and dry malty flavoured into the finish. Lasting smooth malty impression.

Ungstrup (39104) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of flowers and malt. The flvavor is sweet with notes of flowers adn honey, leadng to a dry finish.

joergen (29799) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at PreZBF 2010. Muddy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, yeast and tobacco. Dry fruity and yeasty finish.

anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish fruity malty slightly spicy dark fruit flavor with some hints of yeast. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.

Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2010
Draught at pre-ZBF, courtesy of Urbain - thank you sir! Deep maroon color, thick beige Guinness-like head. Aroma of chocolate chip, prunes, pears. Taste is rich and smooth, dark fruits plus caramel, slight bit of whisky and some burnt espresso toward the finish. Very nice.

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Cloudy brown beer. No head. Pretty low carbonation. Rich malty beer with a sweet bubblegum undertone. Finishes dry and with some good fruit notes coming through. Very drinkable.

cgarvieuk (26609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 AT Pre-ZBF 2010 ... Deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft fruity ovaltine malt ... toffee malts nose ... sweet toffeee ... deep fruits ... lightest banana ... light smokeovaltine

bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep fruit malts ... rich rich berry nose ... sweet roast ... mellow roast ... sweet toffee ... rich soft smooth an tasty ...

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
[email protected] Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Reddish brown colour with mediumsized beigeish head. Aroma is caramel, spices, some toffee as well as mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some mild alcohol as well as some chocolaty notes as well. Probably needs a bit of time still, but can get even bigger at some point.

omhper (26043) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Dark brown, miniscule head. Earty, roasty tobacco aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft, chewy mouthfeel. Some caramel, slight notes of lingonberries, figs and licorice. Growing bitterness in a mildly warming finish. Complex and flavourful, yet relaxed. Lovely!

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