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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
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Hybrid between DIPA and Barley wine - collaboration with Hair of the Dog USA - Bourbon Barrel Aged.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11257) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours clear pale amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is malty, light brewing cereal, oats, grass, pine. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy and very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly malty, sweet, dryish, bitter, piney, apple, floral, light vinoius. Very dry finish. Yummy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (11054) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Trocken säuerlicher Beginn, brettig. Mittelwürzig, eher wenig aromatisch. Säuerlich-herb, langweilig. 13/9/8/8//8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
tap at cbc, clear yellowish orange, smooth beige head. aroma is flowery hoppy, faint fruity, clean, sweet sugary malty base.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
Tap (SBWF2012)
Mineral aroma. Slightly spicy. Warm finish. I did like this even though the words don’t really show that -- Anna

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Tap at CBC. Pours full hazy orange amber with higher carbonation. Webby to sheets of lacing. Impressive retention. Nose is sticky, candy heavy, light body odor (??). Taste is heavy butterscotch, caramel, grapefruit, orange, light sweet tarts, with big hoppy balance. Aerated, sticky palate. I was pretty sure this was a barleywine with part of the Doggie Claws recipe but maybe it is supposed to be DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7691) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7430) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours golden yellow, with a decent white head. The nose is fresh pine, sweet tangerine, orange, grapefruit and a touch of farmyard. The taste is orange ,sweet tangerine, mango, resin, pine, grass, spice, soap and alcohol warmth, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - 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.


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