PriorL (311) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at ’het Schooltje’ Oostvleteren. I always imagine that the quality of the beer deteriorates a little because it’s kept for a longer time in the ’tap trailer’. Though amazing idea!
Appearance: clear blonde beer, huge stable white head.
Nose: sugar, wheat, lots of grains, hops, alcohol.
Taste: very dense beer, bitter, lots of hops, rather alcoholic finish. Not completely in balance, but nice beer.
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Het Oude Schooltje, Oostvleteren - 23/03/13.
Clear mid golden with a decent off white head.
Nose is soured fruits, light hop notes, touch soapy, sugars.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, caramel, woody notes.
Full end of medium bodied with some bite but surprisingly drinkable for 11.5%, fine carbonation, sweet and boozey in the finish.
Drinkable fayre but some way from the best strong Struise offering.
Piero1987 (420) - California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with beige head. Malt, caramel and spicy aroma. Light sweet with fruity flavour.
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @Borefts 2012. Hazed deep gold. Firm white head. Citrus zesty and resionous hop nose. Notes of malt drops and candied fruits. Taste is sugary malt-sweetness, and a bold fruity and resiny bitterness. Full. Soft and oily. Lingering fruity bitter ending.
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with an amber color and an off-white head. Whisky, oak, dark fruits, hints of vanilla in the aroma. Medium body with sweet taste and a somewhat bitter finish.
Koelschtrinker (8619) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trocken säuerlicher Beginn, brettig. Mittelwürzig, eher wenig aromatisch. Säuerlich-herb, langweilig. 13/9/8/8//8
kraddel (919) - deurne, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft @ schooltje
smells rather sweet,
tastes a bit hoppy , light, drinkable. sweetness
good beer, glad to have drank me after jeroen gave me a rio in stead of this at BBF ( when i went back this draft was done already )
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/11/12 - on tap @ Struise Schooltje (Oostvleteren) - BB: n/a (2012-1306) Thanks to Carlo for the sample!
Clear orange beer, very big yellow creamy head, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, bit cheesy, sourish, green banana. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, peaches, candy, little sweet, bitter, more fruitiness. Aftertaste: peaches, fruity, nice hop bitterness, alcohol is noticeable, citrus, dry ending.
JEK69 (374) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap, a wild version of Lion Claws. Still fermenting in the tank when served (bretty cells working hard for the good!)
Pours light orange with massive white foam.
Aromas are unbelievable and so powerfull: fruity, hoppy, grassy, woody ... and like a Condrieu wine i.e. peach and apricot notes. Dried fruits and almond ... huge massive brew.
I love it !
Leighton (7183) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a tight, white cream head. Lightly funky aroma with soft white wine notes. Medium sweet flavor with moderate alcohol presence, light wood, mellow citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky to finish with light, dry wood. Pretty good balance here for the fairly high ABV.