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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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2009
11.2oz bottle. This one has been high on my wants for a while, big thanks for Brad for the opportunity. Unfortunately, this one is a huge letdown. Tart pineapple brett and tart cherries on the nose. Pours a dark ruby pink with a thin off-white film atop. nearly lifeless. Flavor is rather bland. No cherry presence. Tart yeast. Tastes like watery, slightly carbonated cherry juice. Average body. Club soda carbonation with a dry finish. Damn... this could have been great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2009
A red body with very faint whiteish head. Tart cherries on the aroma. A lightly sour body with cherries and a smooth carbonation that had a wonderful mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle Hazy red body. Off-white head. Soft cherry aroma. Quite dry, lightly sweet, moderately sour flavour. Well balanced and very soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
Bottled. Clear reddish color, short off-white head. Aroma is very fruity of cherry, bit sweet. Taste of cherry, slight tart only, bit sweet, some carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Reddish pour. pink head. Aroma of cherry pie and tart cherries. Flavor is tart with some berry vinegar and cherry pie flavors. Good shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2009
(Bottled) Clear ruby color with a small, firm and pink head. Tart and sweetish aroma of cherries and cherry stones. Flavor is also cherries, with moderate tartness, but also plenty of sugars left. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly thin. A decent fruit beer, but not very memorable as such. No point in spoiling Struiselensis by adding Kerasus, IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample at Kulminator in Antwerp after LCRBM. Deep red color with a pinkish head. Aroma of oak, fresh berries and some light sugary nottes. Sour-sweetish flavor with some malt, fruits (berries and some others), some bread notes, wood and brett. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15951) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle at home with TimE ... hazy pinkinsh red ... funky barnyard cherry... lkittle fizzy... little cherry... low sourness ... little hop ... ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, harrisoni]
Pours a wonderful deep, deep red. Small, frothy, pink head. Aroma is very tart, some black currants, lots of cherries, a touch of cellar and funk. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel, though it might be a tad thin. Flavour is nice, lovely tartness and dryness. Good brett, quite chewy, light sweet biscuity malts. Oaky and a little bit of spices. Very easy to drink. Good, elegant sour ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Taste very flat, with almost no distinguishable aroma. Poors dark red with a frothy head.

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