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Struise / Pipeworks Xenophon’s Wine

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: American Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, bitter lemon, sweet chocolate, cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours dark orange, light almost no head at all. Sherry on the nose, nice, hoppy grapefruit as well. Touch of orange on the palate like an orange marmalade, spicy and with some pepper, slight caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown with swiftly vanishing off-white head. Aromas of sherry and citrus, some sweet caramel. Taste has more of the same, big bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Muddy dark brown with tan head. Aroma is quite oxidised, sherry and grpaefruit. Taste of sha4p sherry fruits, chocolate, grapefruit and resinous. Sweet and bitter. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
#2400. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. BBF 03/2013. 2009 Vintage? Surprise to come across this figured these were gone for good & were not bound to cross my path. Thanks for opening this one. Pours a hazy dark amber with little tanned head. Nose reveals total and complete oxidation in the best way imaginable. Pure sherry, thick caramel and walnuts, sweet toffee,… beautiful. Taste is still very good but doesn’t trump the nose. Surprisingly bitter with lots of herbs followed by the oxidation notes sherry, toffee, walnuts, caramel, pumpernickel bread, the very bitter herbs are a defining characteristic upfront and in the lingering finish. Rich oxidized, old barleywine body. Has held up nicely but I suppose any further aging is not bound to improve it from this point on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6188) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
========== rating no 1000 =========== extremely big want / rare bottle . the beer to celebrate : - me entering the top 5 of struise ( for now?? ) - 1 year ratebeer - 1000th rating hel yeah ! since my package with the likes of blabaer and BA abraxxas ( to celebrate all things) was taken by customs, i’m very hapy to have found this, just yesterday ! pours brown, almost no foam smells like a fine port, realy aged well ! gentle carbo , taste is very special. dusty a bit , even . very nice !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
16th January 2010
Cloudy brown beer, frothy biscuit coloured head. Dry palate, semi soft. Low carbonation. Soft caramel malt well buried under bitter fruity hops. Aniseed alcohol. Okay but not the greatest beer from this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Tasted 09/06/2011. Pours nut brown, light tan head fading to hazy surface slick. Bright fruity nose of range, grapefruit, spicy resinous hops, undercurrent of caramel, brown sugar. Taste has nice orange, grapefruit, mildly sweet, caramel malts supporting, and bitterness on the upper palate, though this aspect seems to be fading. Juicy aftertaste, pleasant warming alcohol on the breath. Medium in the mouth, easy and smooth for the high ABV. I quite enjoyed this one. Rich and complex, I particularly enjoyed the orange citrus notes, which shine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 12, 2012
Intensiv malzig-cremiger Beginn mit alkoholischer Unterstützung. Das Malz stürzt sich dann in in schokoladige, später auch röstige Noten. Würzig, leicht hefig, vollmundig. Dann süßer, die Alkoholigkeit ist nur hintergründig erkennbar, sie übt aber einen spürbaren Einfluss aus. Weiterhin intensiv malzig-hefig, etwas honig, erdig, Hopfennoten, die aber weit hinter dem Malz liegen. Ein von vorne bis hinten hefig-malziges und auch schweres Bier. Sehr gut! 13/11/12/12/14/12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
Hazy, dark amber-brown body (even going to black). Lightly brown, creamy-frothy head. Brilliant aroma of american hops and very warm chocolate (milk). Never thought a combination of caramalts and hops could work out this well. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour. The sweet caramel part is strongly dominated by the strong hops without making it unbalanced. On the contrary, the balance is great! Maybe somewhat too sharp-edged and slightly powdery dry. Nonetheless, a brilliant beer!

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