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Struise / Hair of the Dog Lion Claws

Struise / Hair of the Dog Lion Claws
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Barley Wine
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Hybrid between DIPA and Barley wine - collaboration with Hair of the Dog USA - Bourbon Barrel Aged.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2016
Bue à la pression. Nez neutre. Palais léger, peu d'arôme, pointe de caramel. Couleur caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1375) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2015
Bue à la pression en 12cl à l’école d’Oostvleteren. Couleur ambrée pas de mousse ni d’effervescence. Nez vanille. Bouche sur la vanille et le malt continuité sur le caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
(draught) slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of cherry stones, brown sugar and nettles, with a light hint of acetone, yeast and pale malts. flavour is mostly nettles, herbal hops and coconut, with a touch of caramel, some lemons, bubble gum and a rather dry medium-bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
sample from draft at ZBF 15, poured a light amber colour with a slight off head. first notice of sour tart fruits that i didn’t expect. grapefruit, lime, tart, pineapple, brett, slight hint of oak, juicy slight tart aftertate. can’t detect any bourbon, I think that a white wine barrel would be a lot better for this beer. but overall it’s still very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (403) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015). A very sour, very spiritful amber coloured barley wine. This brew however is not unpleasant. The sourness reminds of vinegar - think of pickled gherkins -, the aroma is that of a nicely blended gueuze, the taste balances between sugary sweet and posca sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1081) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Alvinne Craft Beer Fest in Vichte - Belgium March 2015 with markoijelena. Pours amber hazy, off-white cap with traces on the surface. Nose: light caramel, white chocolate and a hoppy background. Also some tart sour notes in the nose (cool). Mouth: high carbonation, tart and clear on the palate, pungent in a way, malts juice with a sour and clean aftertaste. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2428) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
@ ACBF 2015. Amber colour. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty with sour tart notes. Some lactose. Also vanilla and bourbon. Very well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1559) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 Vichte Belgium. Pour it amber color with small white head.On the nose grapes.Taste and aroma of peach, grapes which left on the after taste.Very good balanced note of sweet bourbon barrel.Perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3865) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
At ACBF. Barrel aged DIPA, collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Hair of the Dog, this cannot go wrong... Sticky, stable, yellowish white head, lightly hazy golden blonde colour. Complex aroma, starfruit, lemon zest, pineapple, sour berries; crisp fruity onset, sweetish, caramelly malts, complex, sourish accent, long developing finish of citrussy and peppery hops, bittering and drying, with oaky tannins and indeed a hint of bourbon-like, warming alcohol which stays relatively subtle for a beer of 11.5% ABV. Excellent - as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Golden colour with a white head. Nose is sour with fruits and hops. Taste is crazy, some Bretts and not too sour, some hoppy notes. Carbonation is good.

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