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St. Amatus 12 - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 109
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-23-2013 14:02:41 | More by tom10101
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2013 02:33:46 | More by dvmky
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-27-2013 23:51:10 | More by nmann08
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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barczar

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy medium brown with copper highlights and a half inch khaki head that dissipates into a layer of film.

Dark candi sugar, figs, and a underlying vinous note form the initial aroma. Sweet, goal notes add complexity.

There's a vinous character underlying the flavor profile, which is eventually overtaken by deeply caramelized, sweet malt, becoming toasty, nutty and dry at the finish. Prune and plum surface late.

Full-bodied, with low carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth, it lingers on the palate without becoming cloying due to the wine-like underpinnings.

Very interesting juxtaposition of flavors for a quad. Not cloying, and the toasted malt character is intriguing. A little hot. I'd love to seer some age on this to let the esters come out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 22:01:18 | More by barczar
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2013 00:46:06 | More by MaseFace
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nafnikufesin

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -35%

05-24-2013 11:41:51 | More by desint
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-21-2013 15:40:19 | More by Seanniek91
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n2185

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle

A: Pours a murky brown with two fingers of khaki head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar up front with dark fruits and sweet breads following. There are also notes of sweet, fermented fruits and some light wine-like aromas.

T: Belgian spices and candy sugar here as well with sweet bread, dark fruits like prunes, and buttery, fermented fruits. There is a slight alcohol presence toward the finish.

M: Medium body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is light and drinkable considering the abv.

O: A great quad overall. One of the best examples of the style with a lot of depth and nuance while being incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 05:32:49 | More by n2185
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Germany

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2013 08:22:44 | More by Danny1217
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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BierMeJohn

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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deebo

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a couple bottles of this for 4.60 E in December at De Struise shop in Bruges. Vintage 2011; lot 382923071102; BB Aug 29, 2016

Poured into a snifter, this brew looks like a quad, ruddy chocolate brown with a weak tan head, lots of yeast in the bottle. Colder, the aromas of candied raisins and ripe grapes come on strong with some hints of roasted malt too. Yeasty with hints of alcohol. When drinking I'll start with what I think knocks this one a notch below St. Benardus and Westy's quad. It lacks the complex esters and phenols present which help mask the hefty alcohol content. Now I still think this is a solid quad and if an American brewer made one this good, I'd be all over it. The malt bill is solid and the body is nice and heavy yet finishes dry and quickly although its a bit hot. The dark fruits are prominent and delicious. Maybe even too much as some anise comes through which I'd rather not have in a quad.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.