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: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10790) - La Tropica, - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (530) - 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!

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (893) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 Vichte Belgium. Pour it amber color with small white head.On the nose grapes.Taste and aroma of peach, grapes which left on the after taste.Very good balanced note of sweet bourbon barrel.Perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
At ACBF. Barrel aged DIPA, collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Hair of the Dog, this cannot go wrong... Sticky, stable, yellowish white head, lightly hazy golden blonde colour. Complex aroma, starfruit, lemon zest, pineapple, sour berries; crisp fruity onset, sweetish, caramelly malts, complex, sourish accent, long developing finish of citrussy and peppery hops, bittering and drying, with oaky tannins and indeed a hint of bourbon-like, warming alcohol which stays relatively subtle for a beer of 11.5% ABV. Excellent - as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZeroDome (40) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Golden colour with a white head. Nose is sour with fruits and hops. Taste is crazy, some Bretts and not too sour, some hoppy notes. Carbonation is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3260) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5303) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
On tap at CBC2012. Deep golden in the glass. Mild spicy aroma. Starts dry-hoppy, modest sharp. Gets milder and milder, dry notes in the background. Mld-hoppy finish, some wheaty hints. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2415) - 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 (11101) - 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.

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