RateBeer
overall
98
94
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
RateBeer Special Release:
Behold the second of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series! This request edition ale is the crafted alchemy of a party of some of Europe’s finest brewers, Mikkel Bjergsø and Kristian Keller of Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Urbain Coutteau, Carlo Grootaert, Phil Driessens, and Peter Braem of De Struise Brouwers (Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium).
Both breweries have attracted considerable international attention for their artful interpretations of traditional ale styles enlived by a rich sense of invention. And both are also very highly esteemed by the RateBeer.com international community of beer tasters. We hope you enjoy this unique little treasure.
Struise Mikkeller -- the product of master brewing and friendship. Celebrate this sense of camaraderie by sharing this bottle with your good friends!
- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

Struise-Mikkeller is as we said in the past "Best of two worlds". We delivered an IPA with 130 IBU (Batch I), 150 IBU (Batch II), 163 IBU (Batch III), 216 IBU (Batch IV), but a bitterness hidden the Struise way, counter balanced by maltyness, alcohol and rest sugars.


zaf's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (266) - - JUL 26, 2013
aspetto fantastico..ambrata/rossa con una bellissima schiuma a grana media abbastanza persistente! aroma intensamente dominato dal luppolo prevalentemente resinoso e con note agrumate molto piacevoli,si avverte anche qualcosa di zuccherino e fruttato,probabilmente lieviti..molto molto piacevole e non eccessivamente invadente! gusto davvero molto piacevole,non così forte come dovrebbe essere una birra che sull’etichetta riporta ben 216 IBU e questo è un punto a suo favore! componente maltata presente sotto forma di sapori zuccherini ma è ovviamente il luppolo a dominare,ricalcando le orme dell’aroma e finendo con un bel retrogusto amaro, secco e prolungato (forse troppo,molto amaro!) birra interessante,piacevole e molto buona ma non riesco a percepire quello che cercavo,l’impronta classica di de struise che dovrebbe dare quel tocco in più alle IPA che non bevo spesso..il gusto viene invece quasi completamente dominato dallo stile mikkeller,comunque gradevole..buona da bere d’estate,cheers!!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Vintage 2011 IBU216. Strong hoppy character aroma and flavour. hazy orange colour. lots of lace leaving head. Not too bitter as a imperial IPA many times is. balanced by sweetness. Happy to have found it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
At the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival in Vichte-Belgium with markoijelana. Ciao. Pours orange hazy, off-white head. Nose: amber caramel malts, mild citrus notes. Mouth: a bit too aggressively bitter, malty in a way but not that terrific.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (667) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large dense dark beige head, the beer is a darker amber, very hazy, Aroma: faint malt caramel, potpourri spice, lavender, very faint Taste: strong bitterness, very strong malt backbone, strong alcohol finish, Palate: lively carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, very strong bitterness on the aftertaste Overall: very good but such a big beer you can't drink much of this fast, very bitter, very malty at the same time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1986) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Tap @ Schooltje. Dark amber color. Big of white head, like whipped cream, goed lacing. Aroma’s: resin, weed, some tropical fruit. Retronasal it seems a bit old, raisins, resinous, fruit. Flavor is moderate to full bitter. Medium bodied. Long & bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (987) - GREECE - APR 19, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Unclear golden color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, citrusy and grassy, light malty. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 17, 2015
On tap at The Hoppy Pub: Nice golden colour with good white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, orange, citrus grass. Taste of orange, citrus, bread, grass. Nice aftertaste. Good brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
Vintage 2013, SM No. 12 The beer is fruity and fresh. Slightly grainy. Not too deep, nice floral fresh aftertaste with slightly sourish hints. Bitter-fresh aftertaste. Nice, fresh-bitter, for the 9% highly drinkable. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
2011 vintage bottling. Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
simont1 (401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Very bitter and too much crystal malt, some grapefruit hops and simcoe & centennial feel to it, quite good, but nothing speical.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1067) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a deep amber color. Too hazy to an American IPA. Head is huge and beige, and leasts forever. Incredible retention and tons of lacings left in the glass S: Quite spicy, malty and bready. Again, strong European (Belgian) personality. Definitely not a American Double IPA. It has this bready and yeasty Belgian smell. Also candy, caramel malts, grassy hops and alcohol. Complex and good T: Complex as the nose. Candy, caramel malts, bread, grassy hops. Upfront is very mild sweet, taste is crispy and bitter as it should. End is bitter and grassy. Very well balanced, nevertheless M: Creamy refreshing body. Medium carbonation. Mild sweet upfront. Bitter aftertaste O: Quite interesting beer. At same time that it keeps the characteristics of an American Double IPA, it also have strong characteristics of a Belgian IPA, like the characteristic bready yeasts taste. In the end, a beer with the good Mikkeller-Struise quality. No regret [ BA Review @ 1/28/2012 ]


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 108


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50