St. Amatus 12 | De Struise Brouwers

St. Amatus 12St. Amatus 12
BA SCORE
4.2/5
314 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:
#1,469
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
314
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
78
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of RickGrimes
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark body and a splattering of tan head
It Smells like a good port
& the flavour is so complex & complimentary
candied peel, liquorice root & Sherry

This beer is pretty much too good for my feeble command of language

This is the best quad I've had

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Reagan1984
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SStein
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of supermeniscus
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body with minimal head and lace.
Aroma is mostly comprised of dark fruits with raisins and figs coming to the forefront along with some sugary sweetness.
Smooth, medium bodied, the beer has a sugary sweetness to it that is a little stronger than found in Quads (no complaint from me). The raisins/figs/dark fruit tastes are there as well and it's a well-balanced and easy drinking beer that hides the ABV.
Maybe a tad too sweet or simplistic for some people but it hit the spot for me.

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Photo of Gooljd
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Alja
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Michael_033
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of benlhoest
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of FarmerF
3.52/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev -4.8%

2013 vintage.
Dark brown, half finger beige head lasting quite a while.
Not a strong smell, some plum, berry, a bit of booze, cocoa powder, caramel, faint toasted malt, some oak, faint light coffee.
In contrast, the taste actually screams. Big boozy sweet berries up front with a bit of raisin and juicy plum, quite zingy, keeping the malts from getting too dense. Still there's some caramel and toffee, a kind of marshmallow sweetness. Sweet cake dough, topped with a bit of dark chocolate, splashed with a bit of rum, with yeasts bringing forth lots of nice spices, dusty cinnamon, faint nutmeg, some clove, but also some prickly pepper and ginger. Barrel, toasted oak chips and alcoholic dryness in the finish.
Spices and alcohol (Bourbon whiskey, but not that clear) in the aftertaste. Not really smooth, way too light, with a medium prickly fizz. Booze keeps this one on a sipping beer level tho.
Maybe having Cuvee Delphine and other De Struise heavies before this one counts too, but still, i'm a bit disappointed. A good quad, but not amongst the best. Aging might help.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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