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Struise Aardnon / Earthnun

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 4.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
WARNING: You cannot add a rating of Earthnun if you or someone else, including Struise staff, blended two bottles or two tap pours of Pannepot Reserva and Earthmonk. This is the equivalent of rating a Black & Tan and will be deleted. Only those having a blended and kegged version of this beer may review it, which is currently only those who tried the beer at ZBF 2007.

The Aardnon is a blend of 30% Aardmonnik and 70% Pannepot Reserva (oak aged).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (17273) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 ZBF2007: Saurer Kirschgeruch. Säuerlicher Antrunk, leicht alkoholischer Mittelteil. Das Bier schwankt immer wieder zwischen eiem säuerlichen und einem eher süßlichen Kirscharoma. So auch im kirschig-malzigen Nachgeschmack, in dem der Hopfen kratzig erscheint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Draught. Dark brown red coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma is great. Berries, subtle sourness, spice, grape, some earthnotes and a countering sweetness gives a aroma in great balance. Flavour as well i harmonious and balanced. Dense sour berries, flowers, light sour grape, spice and some light vinegarnotes. Very complex. Has a fantastic mouthfeel. Is dry and grapish in the end with some berrysweetness. Yet another masterpiece from the fantastic Struise brewers. Cheers to Urbain, Carlo and all the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2007
Dull chestnut colour; good beige head. Sour, lactic and even acetic acid aromas, severe. Very dry, extremely woody with a perfect lactic/acetic balance. Complex without showing. Very dry, agreable, certain slickness. Great beer, but oh, so severe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9172) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2016
33cl bottle @ Strusie Schooltje, thanks Urbain for cracking this brand new batch. De couleur ambrée versant sur le cuivre, le col est moyen oscillant entre moka et café au lait et léger beige. Arôme présente un bouquet qui de suite annonce des effluves anglaises avec un Thomas Hardy’s qui n’est pas en reste et fort complexe malgré son faible ajout par barrique. Retrouve un nez malté, grillé, un peu crystal, léger toffee, fruité noir avec un côté de prune et date. Le tout est finement aigrelet tout en modération. Palais est plus axé sur le suret, côté de baies rouges avec un petit côté de cassis voire de groseille. Retrouve une certaine sécheresse anglaise au niveau malté tout en ayant une base de départ clairement plus Struise. Fort à pensé que la Pannepot a aussi évoluée depuis 2007 au niveau de sa finesse. Fini légèrement boisé avec un fruité noir qui passe un peu au dessus du noir. Le fini garde aussi un léger profil et caractère suret, funk avec un superbe fini grillé apportant une pointe de chaleur. A revisiter pour voir l’évolution du caractère suret qui a des chances de pouvoir accentuer le profil aigrelet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 A Mes rate: Draught at ZBF. Totally love Aardmonnik, totally love Pannepot. Of course they go together, no brainer really. Like a tarty Pannepot or a less sour Aardmonnik. Sweet and sour caramel nose. Red grapes (red wine) a la Aarmonnik. Great dark brown colour with a tan head. Simply incredible in the mouth dancing over the palate jumping from sour Aardmonnik character to the candy sugared roastyness of Pannepot. Earthy and sugary, balsamic (very) and creamy. Its a tastebud assault. Loooong finish goes on for a long time. Superb. Clearly one of the best of the festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Draught: Poured a dark hazy brown with light brown thick fast acting head. The aroma was fruit and acidic. Spicy earthy flavor that finshed dry acidy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Once made in a limited volume of only 5 hl, exclusively for beer festivals and only on tap; I encountered it twice, the first time at the ZBF of 2007 and then at the HOP Karakterbierweekend in Vichte in June 2007; this rating is based on the second encounter. Tanned, thin, loosely structured and quickly dissolving head, colour mahogany - bronze; aroma stunningly complex, very fruity and earthy, maltiness with elegant sour notes, impressions of oak, dates, bitter chocolate, port wine, raisins, balsamic vinegar, medium dry sherry, dried leaves, coffee grounds, hazelnuts, passion fruit; taste equally complex, in fact one of the most complex ales I ever had the pleasure to taste, exotic fruit, deep and rich, multi-layered maltiness, a bit toasty, chocolatey, nutty, all drenched in a refreshing lactic acidity which is blended in perfectly, ending in a fascinatingly complex, long and dry aftertaste. An absolute delight, a pity it is not produced anymore; blending two masterpieces does not necessarily result in a new masterpiece, but in this case each of the two components brilliantly reinforce one another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2007
Second taste (first at ZBF) Now on tap @ KBW. Hazy dark brown, light beige head. Aroma sour, fruits, dark malts, little candi. Medium to full body. Taste is complex but good: malts, sourness, little sweet, nuts ?.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
Draught at ZBF 2007, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
Very dark body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Fruity aroma of apples and wine. Lightlu sweet, moderately sour flavour. Very well balanced and complex. Keep up the good work guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1452) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2007
The Earth Nun has arrived. Dark brown, thick head. Aroma of sour apples and other sour fruits. Lively, slighty acidic mouthfeel, tart-sour fruit flavor, maybe cherries. Lacks the creaminess and maltiness of the Reserva, but still dry and lovely.

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