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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Rating #10. Consumed many many times over a week period. This one scores huge points for drinkability. Pours a murky dark pink/purple with a wonderful pink fizzy head. Strong black and ripe red cherry aroma, tart and sour with a moderate acidity, hint of yogurt. Having tried both base beers its easy to see what each contributes. Flavor is mostly cherry complimented by tart tangy lemon, like cherry-lemonade, slightly funky with hints of yeast. Not too tart that one canít drink it without puckering, but just sour enough to be extremely tasty. With age this should dry out a bit and become more sour, however, its quite good as it is now. Medium/light bodied with crisp soda carbonation, not syrupy at all. Great artwork by Beejay Oslon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle at alvinne and at the struise farm. Alround rating: What a colour, its super pink with a glorious head. Fresh fruity cherry tart aroma, hints of funkyness, some wheaty cereal character, but its soo fresh and refreshing that its all forgotten.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 10, 2009
A collaberative brew between Struise (using Struiselensis) and Alvinne (using their Kerasus) which debuted at the Pre-ZBF fest at Alvinne this past weekend. The beer poured a nice ruby red color with a vibrant pink head. The aroma was a bit sour, cherry. A touch of wood could be detected as well. The seems to be a good mix of the two base beers although I get a bit more of the Kerasus. There are solid cherry notes, wood and overall a tart character on the tongue. Overall a very solid beer that will benefit further from some bottle age I would think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF, Alvinne. A clear red colored beer, with a rose head. It disappears quickly. The aroma is sweet, cherries. A little sour. The taste is dry sweet of cherries with berries. Some notes of wood. The aftertaste is a little sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (7464) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours a murky cherry colour with a real girlie pink head which swiftly dissapeared. Aroma is full on cherries with a little woodiness and nice slightly tingly sourness. Wonderfully tart, though not aggressively sharp in the mouth, the cherries are quite marvellous, nicely dry, really moreish beer, great full on fruitiness in here, loved it. A7 A4 F8 P4 OV17 4.1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle, at Pre-ZBF, pours hazy cherry color with little to no head. Aroma is very earthy with some cherry shining through. Sweet and sour cherry body that ends with a wierd wood/mold kind of earthy finish. This was still an enjoyable beer, but I think it needs more time in the bottle, and Iím glad that I picked some up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20847) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Cloudy deep red coloured with a small pink head. Light acidic aroma of cherries, marzipan and cherry stones. Fruity and light acidic flavour of cherries with notes of cherry stones, marzipan and hops. Tart finish of cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy deep golden red with a small pink head. Dry wooden and almondish cherry dry aroma. Dry, acetone, cherry and wooden flavoured as the main impressions. Dry cherry fruity flavoured into the far finish. Dry cherry as the main impression, the struiselensis doesnt really shine though I thought until I compared this to the Kerasus - there is certainly body and substance from the Struiselensis in this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (634) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle Pre Zythos Alvinne. Pours ruby red with a pink head. Sour cherries and other red fruit upfront. Moderately acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7938) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2009
Nice, good, fine pink head over ruby red beer with faint haze. Faint sourish aroma, real cherries jumping out of the glass, and light woody background. Starts with dry, delicate patisserie cookies, and a very aromatic flowery background, gradually giving in to red fruit. Light, refreshing, long fruity aftertaste. Excellent mild fruitbeer.


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