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St. Amatus 12 | De Struise Brouwers

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317 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by alcstradamus on 06-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,477
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
317
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 137
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%

Photo of Nolen12
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Dark, hazy pour with almost no foam. Huge strawberry smell with faint traces of alcohol. Somewhat chick and creamy texture, tastes like strawberry and honey with a not-so-subtle alcohol finish.

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Photo of frontalot
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Razonulzer
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dataylor21
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of grover37
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of drew74
3.48/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Dark mahogny, hazy beer with a two finger high, beige head.

Nose: Yeast, banana, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and plums - very pleasent indeed!

Taste: Red berries, plum, malt, spice, oak and raisin.

Mouth: Round, creamy mouthfeel with a small but right carbonation.

Overall: This is a beauty! Well balanced, creamy, full body, "grown up" beer.
If you haven't tried this, now you have a goal in life!

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Photo of Jojje82
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RobertH50
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of macesq
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hagbergl
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dogin26
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ScotB260
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

First attempt at a review, here go's nothin'...brought from the brewery itself, great place to visit on a Saturday. First impressions: this is very similar to Westvleteren VII, maybe they could be using the same water? Just as with the Westy, the alcohol is very smooth for a quad. Molasses and dates dominate the taste profile. Overall one of my top beers!

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Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

2011 bottling

Appearance: The mahogany liquid pours out and raises a two inch cap of beige foam; several strands of lace appear as the beer is consumed

Smell: The alcohol in the aroma fuses with berries, dark fruit and caramel tones

Taste: Blackberry and grape flavors, up front, with fig elements building; underneath, the caramel, candi sugar and toasted bread elements add depth; in the mid-palate, the alcohol builds and a spice cake aspect arrives; a dry and oaky aspect emerges in the finish to counteract the sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation

Overall: Layers of complexity; not in the top echelon but a very worthy beer from De Struise

Thanks, bobertkuekn, for the opportunity

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Photo of mattfancett
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Synapstic
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Konkretek
3.08/5  rDev -26.7%

St. Amatus 12 from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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