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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Barley Wine
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Golden beer with a hughe head. Sour and sweet fruits combined with hops. Slightly spiced. Hoped more from this one, but not to disapointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Hazy amber, small head. Woody bourbon aroma. Sweet and fruity with near full body and viscous mouthfeel. Sweaty hay and bourbon, long resiny bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9354) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 28th September 2012 White frothy head, light amber beer. Touch sweet, hoppy back of the mouth bitterness, touch dusty, quite strong. Good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5170) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2012
Orange cloudy, thin white head. Farm, forest fruit, but of funk. Light sourness, good full fruit, Red berries. Good long aftertaste. Nice. (On tap at Borefts 2012)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
tap at de molen ... golden amber ... soft spicy hop nose... sweet fruits ... soft hop .... light brett tones ...oft bourbon finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Golden. Vinous. Sour flavour with warming alcohol. Pretty high bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at the school house - thanks Urbain! With the hops, you’d never guess Barley Wine... very drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
Tap @ CBC. Cloudy yellow body with a creamy white head. Aroma is hops, floral, pine, grapefruit, peach. Flavor is light bitter, peach, pine, fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9032) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Draft @ ’t Schooltje, thanks Carlo. Barleywine aka Doggu Claws meets Struise? At this point, I am getting more of a DIPA with a definite HOTD signature, may need some more aging for the hops to dissipate. Regardless of style, the beer rocks. Orangée, col beige. Arôme fruité et houblonné herbacé sur des notes d’agrumes et de vin blanc, peut être la barrique, le tout garde un bouquet très américain dans les houblons utilisés. En bouche, houblon bien en avant avec ce profile barleywine jeune, le tout reste dominé par un agrumes agréable, palais épicé avec une pointe de Sauterne pour la barrique.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Thx to Sebletitje + Carlo & Urbain /// draft sample @ ’t Schooltje // colab. with HotD, barley wine aged on Kentucky bourbon barrels (like pretty much all the new stuff we had there, they got a bunch of these barrels, now they got to use them) // Struise IPA’s were always very close to hoppy barley wines & this is close to an American style DIPA // doesn’t seem like a difference between an IPA & a barley wine exists for them // interesting // this is quite young and as mentioned by Urbain in true HotD fashion this is a hoppy barley wine that should be aged in order to get the hops out of it like Doggie Claws, which indeed should be aged to get the hops out of I feel // clear golden with a creamy white head // smells of creamy pine resin hops, tangerines, grapefruits, peel with some caramel // taste-wise, this is full of caramel malts but it is very bitter – everything about this makes me think of a DIPA, they clearly made this to be a barley wine – lots of citrus peel, grapefruit, marmalade, grass in the finish, caramel coating of the whole especially in the beginging before the grass jumps out is also quite bitter as well // body is quite caramel creamy // a definitive touch of HotD is felt in this beer


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