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: 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Draught @ SBWF’12

Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, wood, malts, vanilla, oak and hops. Taste is rxtremely fruity with notes of wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and syrup, hints of sourness and tart fruits. Sweet, sugary finish with hints of vanilla, wood and oak, hints of tartness. Okay, a bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5585) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Draught @BBF’12: Big white head, changes slowly into a small white lacing on top of an almost clear orange colored beer. Smell lovely mix of Lambic with a barrel aged IPA: cellar, stone, hops, wild yeast, flowers, wood. Taste hops, flowers, fruits, peach, wild yeast, flowers, wood, cream, light bitter another nice effort, lovely. Aftertaste is a nice mix of flowers, yeast and stone and wood. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Smooth, creamy, nice deep and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Tap @ Borefts 2012. Some dried fruit in the aroma. Alcoholic flavor with dried fruit and bourbon notes, Initially nice but lacking in balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3819) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a very small white head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet, spicy and perfume-like with biscuits, dry wood, cookie dough, dry soil, vanilla fudge, white pepper and hints of bourbon. Taste is sweet, bitter, spicy and herbal with biscuits, bourbon, crackers, vanilla fudge, dry wood, lemon peal, orange peal and white pepper. Mouthfeel is tiny soft, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with cookie dough, hay, white pepper, tangerines and orange peal marmalade. Not for me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1774) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, light beige head. More like an IPA Saison hybrid if you ask me. Only some very distant Barley Wine notes like vanilla and bourbon. Barnyard, hop and some funkiness are more clearly present. Medium dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Drauft @ 4th Boreft 2012. A little hazy golden colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma is a little sour, fruity with vanilla. The taste is fruity sweet, a little sour with vanilla. The aftertaste is sweet vanilla and some bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap @Borefts fest 2012. Pours with immense foaming head. Aroma is very sour and tart which is strange. Some spicy notes reveal as well. Taste is wonderful, very complex and distinct. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MotherBrother (849) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Tap @ BBF 12. Pour hazy copper, with a large white head. Aroma is of slight lemon peel, herbs, slight caramel, lemongrass. Feels like something is a bit off. The taste is pretty bitter, and rather spiced. (?) Average body, with a slightly fizzy carbonation. ... Not my cop of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. A dense, two-finger, off-white head sits on top of a clear, golden body. The aroma has some typical Belgian ale notes, with white sugar and fruityness, but it’s the piney and resiny hops that do most of the work. The flavor has a nice bitterness stretching out for quite a while, as well as sugary sweetness, pine cones and resins. Full body, a bit low on carbonation. Not a very impressive one, but sure drinkable and tasteful. 120511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Tap@BBF2012. Amberkleurig met witte kop. Smaak is lichtzoet met hout, hooi, sinaasappel, vanille, caramel en vooral ook bourbon. Eindigt een beetje bitter. Gezien de namen vd makers had ik iets meer verwacht. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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