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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
Deep red color, nice foamy pink head. nice clean cherry in the nose. taste is perfect in balans and it has a great crisp tartness and a sublime finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Sweet! I’ve been very eager to try this. Bottle at toncatcher’s T3 tasting. Red amber color. Great aroma. Fruity and dry. Super easy to drink. Fn excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2443) - 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 can’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle PZF & PZT. Wow! Pours Pink Pink and More Pink. Aroma :Full ripe cherries,creme fraise,tart with some funk. Flavour: full bold and deep in cherry characters slight lactic acid but very moreish as it is not overlly sweet. Prefer this to normal Kerasus as the flavour is much bolder and fuller in body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - JUL 21, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts sourish like a good kriek, nicely fruity, a bit woody. Sourishness stays behind, doesn’t become too much. Modest dry and fruity finish. Tastes like a good kriek. I liked it! Big thanks to bierkoning for the bottle!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3111) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2009
Bought @ Pre-Zbf Alvinne on 05.03.09. Bottle, 33 cl. WOW ! Yes a very nice and original label ! Almost clear dark red color, with pinkisch head.Aroma cherries, sourness, touch of yeast. Medium body. Taste nice cherries, bit sourness, not sweet, dry. G O O D !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5219) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9252) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (9357) - 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

   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.

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