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St. Amatus 12 | De Struise Brouwers

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4.2/5
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318 Ratings
St. Amatus 12St. Amatus 12
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alcstradamus on 06-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,487
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
318
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
81
Trade:
6
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, Etre Gourmet, 2013 Vintage - Pours clear ruby with a small tanned head which quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Sweet candied sugar, fruits - red berries, woody alcohol notes, Taste - Sweet burnt sugar, fruit middle - raisins, marzipan, woody alcohol finish but not punishing. Very nice sweet forward quad.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage poured from fridge temp into large St. Bernardus glass. Pours dark brown with little head. Nose is full of prunes, dates, and sweet candy. Really nice and tempting. Taste is interesting, but I immediately wondered if the age has spoiled this a bit. Really tart and bitter immediately, leaving a very strong citrus peel coating in the mouth. Otherwise quite fruity and a bit sour, with grapes, raspberries, and lemon making up most of the flavor. Getting some barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is medium and dry.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Amatus 2013 Vintage.
11% ABV.

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Photo of Estria
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (2011 vintage) to a chalice.

A-The beer is dark for the style; it is almost opaque and reminds me of cola. This bottle has a few years on it and 10.5% ABV, so I'm not surprised that the head is a little short. It goes from a thick cap of tan foam to a thin, patchy film in no time. Mostly still in the glass.

S-The aroma is a classic quad mixture of dried fruits like prune and raisin, along with notes of leather, tobacco, wet wood, chicory, and some cocoa powder. It tends toward sweet, but I am not sniffing much alcohol compared to other examples of the style. Very little hops.

T-The taste is a little sweeter than the smell with fewer of the earthy, leather and tobacco notes. Instead, I taste lots of the aforementioned prune and raisin, as well as some cherry, sugar, and a bit of pepper on the finish. Hints of cocoa powder remain too.

M-This beer seems to have held up pretty well for the age. It is a touch on the flat side, but with a little bit of very creamy carbonation left in it. Medium to full body.

O-It has been a while since I have had a De Struise beer, but these guys know what they are doing. This beer may be a little on the sweet side and it lacks the complexity of the best examples of the style, but I would easily drink more.

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Photo of Foley67
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage

All the great quad flavors with n ice oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Plums, raisins, and other dried fruits. Molasses and toffee. Caramel and brown sugar. Bananas and fruits. Very malty. Warming. Smooth.

Medium to full bodied.

Great quad. Complex and flavorful.

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Photo of Saviour
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dzu
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
Vintage 2013
L: Dark brown with a weak foam head. Lots of suspension.
S: Whisky, prune, nut, caramel.
T: Sweet dark fruits, grapes, plums and honey.
F: Medium body and soft carbonation,
O: Awesome quad with complex taste.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
2.89/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

St amatus '12 vintage, consumed nov '16

Pours a hazelnut colored beer with a beige, foamy head, which vanishes immediately.

Smells of rock sugar, molasses and melted toffee, amped up by even more sugar.

Has almost no carbonation, drinks very thin apart from its sticky sugar sweetness.

Tastes of cane sugar, bakers chocolate, cardamom and pleasantly dry, leafy hops. Turns sweeter, malt defined during the midpalate with a subtle, spicy bite to it. Finishes watery with a just a malty touch.

Very sweet with a nice spice peak, not much going on apart from that.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andpit
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JackieKu
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Best before 2019-09.

A: Hazy brown. Poured 1 fingers high of head.
S: Vinegar. Toffee.
T: Pear. Plum. Toffee. Moderate sourness. Slightly sweet. Low bitterness.
M: Medium low body. High carbonation.
O: Sour refreshing and balanced.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 318 ratings
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