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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

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 244
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 109
Gots: 55 | 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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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2013 16:02:59 | More by CDCNAM
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2013 01:50:58 | More by thebouch01
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

08-14-2013 23:35:27 | More by Immortale25
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-13-2013 05:37:00 | More by ste5venla
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-05-2013 23:59:14 | More by ADTaber
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-28-2013 18:11:18 | More by cbeer88
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2013 03:10:09 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-28-2013 02:33:46 | More by dvmky
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-27-2013 23:51:10 | More by nmann08
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2013 22:18:44 | More by WOLFGANG
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-27-2013 00:55:43 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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barczar

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-20-2013 21:19:23 | More by nafnikufesin
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-02-2013 22:12:26 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

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

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

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

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-19-2013 00:22:04 | More by Photekut
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-16-2013 22:19:04 | More by jkane101
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-16-2013 19:13:24 | More by Liquoric3
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2013 02:24:23 | More by dvmin98
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-26-2013 21:46:40 | More by bsuedekum
St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.