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: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Hybrid between DIPA and Barley wine - collaboration with Hair of the Dog USA - Bourbon Barrel Aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2818) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Trocken säuerlicher Beginn, brettig. Mittelwürzig, eher wenig aromatisch. Säuerlich-herb, langweilig. 13/9/8/8//8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4987) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
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 )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2012
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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
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.

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