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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
92
outstanding

257 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 117
Gots: 61 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

razorsdescent, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DrinkSlurm, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hopmarc, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter glass. Woodford reserve barrels.

A very deep ruby brown red, with a mix of orange and chestnut hues. No collar or perhaps a faint tan. Fast rising carbonation in the middle but very faint to notice.

Realy nice deep red berried fruit nose, much like dark cherries. Soft oak warmth and mild raisins. Chewy. Great fruit round component to this.

Palate seems to let down. Light bodied for a barrel aged brew, with splinter sensing oak chips in the palate. Light char, and dark raisin Belgian qualities but missing much malt depth or hints from classic barrel greatness.

Overall not really feeling the greatness and was expecting way more out of this for barrel aging.

smakawhat, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Anatole, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gww1864, Sep 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

RichH55, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

simoen, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

valdieu2, Aug 28, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ebenezer's 2013. Reviewed from notes.

A- Crimson red body into a goblet from the taps. Small off-white head builds up to a finger high and has decent retention and foamy texture. Fizzy ring leaves spotty lace.

S- Big dark fruits and some nice dark burnt/roast candi sugar. Raisin, fig, plums, brown sugar and Belgian yeast spice come to mind. Alcohol is non-existent here.

T- Spiciness opens up more here compared to the aroma for me, that classic Trappist yeast spice. Big dark fruits, roasty candi sugar tobacco, fig, brown sugar, nutty malts and some toastiness. Vinous in a way.

MF- Fairly dry but pretty thick and oily with a good alcohol heat which adds to the flavors and big feel of the beer nicely. Spicy bitterness and lower end carbonation.

Quite fruity overall with a nice Trappist yeast spice. Good malt complexity in there as well.

cbutova, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CypherEnigma, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

imperialking, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CDCNAM, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

thebouch01, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a snifter.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing trickles down the glass leaving spots behind.

S- Your classic quad aroma with plenty of Belgian candi sugar, roasty malt and a bit of glass. Alcohol pokes it's head out lending a bit of oaky character.

T- Tastes even more glassy than it smells but it's smooth and the alcohol is barely noticeable. Some more candi sugar but it's not that sweet overall. The toastiness is there too but it's subdued as well.

M- Soft and slick with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A very straightforward quad that's good but has me wanting more flavor. Nothing overly exciting about this one. Hides the alcohol well though.

Immortale25, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ste5venla, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ADTaber, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cbeer88, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

tom10101, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dvmky, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

nmann08, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

WOLFGANG, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 27, 2013
St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.