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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: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hybrid between DIPA and Barley wine - collaboration with Hair of the Dog USA - Bourbon Barrel Aged.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Slightly spicy aroma, fruity and with vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavor is slightly spicy, fruity, slightly sharp alcoholic. Nice balance.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
Light amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, flowers, honey, citrus and wood. Bitter hops flavour, light sweet honey, sweet malts, caramel, quite fruity, peach and light alcohol. Zweet finish, honey, vanilla, hops. Floral and light fruity. Nice.
(Draught @ 4th BBF, Bodegraven 2012)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3262) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
@ ACBF 2015. Amber colour. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty with sour tart notes. Some lactose. Also vanilla and bourbon. Very well balanced. Good!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (532) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Alvinne Craft Beer Fest in Vichte - Belgium March 2015 with markoijelena. Pours amber hazy, off-white cap with traces on the surface. Nose: light caramel, white chocolate and a hoppy background. Also some tart sour notes in the nose (cool). Mouth: high carbonation, tart and clear on the palate, pungent in a way, malts juice with a sour and clean aftertaste. Good beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep gold with a massive white head. The nose is spicy wood, some caramel, sharp herbal hop and marmalade. Yeasty. The taste is more herbs, some boozy barrel, marmalade and white chocolate. Caramel and hints of pepper. Medium body, smooth for the ABV. Nice collaboration.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11025) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours clear copper orange with small off white head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity swetish malty hoppy. Flavor is dry bitter very hoppy fruity, clean and crisp, well brewed. Finishes longlived bitter peppry.


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