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St. Amatus 12 - De Struise Brouwers

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St. Amatus 12St. Amatus 12

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 118
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 06-05-2010)
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4/5  rDev -5%

bpfrush, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

rolltide8425, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.61/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago, IL in a 10oz tulip.

A - Deep mahogany, light brown pencil head dissipates quickly

S - Minor aged fruit, plum, hint of rum, carmel

T - initial: sweet toffee, grain, biscuity. Finish: more aged fruit, minor sugar alcohol.

M - Moderately frothy, medium body, thin, not impressive

O - Honestly i was very disappointed with this. Aged fruit was minor at best, medium body - one of the thinnest belgians I've ever tasted. Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels?? If this is true there is no recollection of this. none. And I was really looking forward to this. High point was the booze was hidden pretty well. Lastly, at $10 for a 10 oz pour - I do not recommend this to anyone. I felt robbed.

weonfire, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Texasfan549, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

kjkinsey, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Docrock, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

GRUUMSH, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 10,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a snifter.
2011 Vintage

Appearance: St. Amatus appears a very dark brown (almost black) in the glass, with a back light revealing beautiful deep red edges. A rough pour yields a massive, creamy, beige coloured head that displays fantastic retention and coats the glass in thick rings of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells absolutely delicious. The initial nose offers toasted grains, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits (figs, plums, cherries and raisins), a nutty note and even a hint of coffee (actually reminiscent of a coffee/chocolate cake). As the beer begins to warm, a vinous character is noted, alongside spicy Belgian yeast, an earthy note, a hint of caramel and a little alcohol.

Taste: I have had a bottle of St. Amatus before (in 2010 I think) and I remember being quite disappointed with the flavour. This is certainly not the case with this bottle, as the flavour is just as good as the nose promised.
Flavour notes include: Figs, raisins, plums, cherries, a lightly tart vinous character, toffee, some chocolate, brown candy sugar, an earthy quality and spicy Belgian yeast. Unlike the nose, there is absolutely no trace of the 10,5% in the flavour.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (maybe a tad over) and slightly chewy, with a medium-high level of wonderfully smooth carbonation.

Overall: I can't for the life of me remember what I didn't like about St. Amatus the last time I had it, as this bottle is fantastic and actually one of the best quads that I have had. I will certainly be buying more bottles in the future.

Thehuntmaster, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

crosenkrantz, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

DarthKostrizer, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

bmur112, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mendvicdog, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Pahn, Feb 11, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown color with two fingers of off white head.

S: Raisins, plums, and toffee sweetness. I get some fruity and spicy yeast flavors behind that - pineapple with a bit of peppercorn and nutmeg.

T: Raisins, prunes, and sweet toffee are most upfront in this beer. I get orange bitters behind that to add to the complexity. I also get a bit of dark cherry in the finish. Very little booze - I drank the entire bottle in no time.

M: On the thick side with creamy carbonation.

O: A very nice Quad - complex sweetness, spiciness from the yeast.

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mdillon86, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Chrily, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Daniellobo, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Paulkasykes30, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jerriko, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Satchboogie, Dec 11, 2012
St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.