Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
First blended by Glenn & Urbain at the Bles Festival in Zottegem Belgium, last October 2008, for the beer geek public, and around closing time. Many positive feedbacks around the blend, kept following both breweries. As a tribute, and honour to the late Pre-Zbf 2009 festival, we decided together with Alvinne, to officialize this blend to a one time labelled bottling this year. Only a thousand 33cl bottles were filled, to be distributed and sold on this fest, and in our respective shops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle, thanks Patrik! Muddy reddish-purple colour. Woody, funky nose with sweet cherry. The tartness and wood lends this one a certain freshness. Dry beer, even a bit thin. Moderately sharp lactic notes and a fresh cherry finish. Its no oude kriek, but its a nice sour cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to oh6gdx (Patrik) for sharing. Pours a gorgeous opaque jewel tone bright ruby red. Excellent sour cherry lambicesque aroma oozing character, funky yet clean. The cherries are so intense in this rich, lovely aroma. I also smell some cedar/aromatic wood after that. The palate is smooth, very soft and the high carbonation does not seem fizzy at all. The flavors are more lactic than the aroma lets on. The cherry character here is fabulous, and in total harmony with the lactic acid and other sourness. Nice sweet malts too. This I can drink a lot of!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Amber colour, small pinkish head. Aroma is sour and tart cherries along with some rather malty and sugary notes. Flavour is tart and dry cherries, some wood and mild breadyness. Also spices and yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle from the Alvinne shop.
Awesome candy apple red colour with a thin pinkish head. Stunning fresh cherry aroma, green but excellent. Plenty of wood and bretty character too. A little on the tinny side in the mouth giving it a sucking a freshly cut finger type flavour. Impressively tart and lively, plenty of carbonation. Were sat here on a glorious summer evening with the doors open out onto our terrace and this is fitting the moment just right. So so much cherry in this. The Kerasus comes through clear as day yet the awesome Struise sour madness underneath still has room to sing. Superb tarty lemon cherry finish with really good length. I know I like it but I feel I love the unblended originals a little more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Ruby red with a thin bubbly pink head. The aroma is watery and weak with notes of almonds, cherries and some cellar. Flavour is dry with notes of rubber, wood and fruity cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2911) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2009
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Cherry red with a quickly diminishing pink head. Aroma: Blankboy: "Yes, yes, yes" and I agree! Cherry, sour, spice, lovely tartness, mouth watering. Flavour: Super spicy, cherry, tart as hell with a lovely pepper finish. Super!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2009
(33cl bottle, BB March 2014) Pours a murky red body with a small pink head. Aroma of cherries, barnyard, light wood, and earthiness. Flavor of cherries, brett, and florals with a dry, subtle wood finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
Clear red with a small pink head. Weak cherry aroma with mineral and almond notes. Very dry, slightly tart sour cherry and wood flavour, with funky earth and brett notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy and garthicus - via ... harrisoni? reakt? mesandsim?. Thick pour, murky reddish, decent creamy-frothy off-white head. Ahhhhhhh - that smells great - funky sour cherry, juicy malt underneath, day-um! Taste - pretty mild - nice cherry / light lemon funk balance, almost sweet. Average body, acidic, quick-finishing, leaves a tasty zingy lemon zest linger - a truly delightful light fruity sour - thanks, whoever!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15577) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
33cl bottle @ De Molen Shop. Pours a unclear bloody red with a pinkish creamy foam. Marzipan and sweet cherries are the first impression. Tart , oak, acidic and a bit of cellar. Almond before a very dry end.

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