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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hybrid between DIPA and Barley wine - collaboration with Hair of the Dog USA - Bourbon Barrel Aged.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4262) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZeroDome (96) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Dark red, 1 finger head. the nose is great! Smells like a malty lambic with lots of grape aroma with vanilla and a brown sugar essence.Taste is really special. yes, there are some off-flavors, maybe some shoe polish but the essence of wild yeast (brett C and Lacto) with vanilla, dense oak tannins and some sort of jelly/jam. It’s really nice. ABV is totally hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5826) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
On tap at CBC2012. Deep golden in the glass. Mild spicy aroma. Starts dry-hoppy, modest sharp. Gets milder and milder, dry notes in the background. Mld-hoppy finish, some wheaty hints. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - APR 3, 2013
Hazy amber colour with beige head. Malt, caramel and spicy aroma. Light sweet with fruity flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (16324) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Trocken säuerlicher Beginn, brettig. Mittelwürzig, eher wenig aromatisch. Säuerlich-herb, langweilig. 13/9/8/8//8


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