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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with violet flowers, aged in portwine barrel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Draught @ pré-ZBF 09 @ Alvinne: Alvinne-Struise beerfest.
Light unclear dark red amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, oak - vanilla, notes of flowers - perfume - soap - english porpurri toilet sniffer. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090306]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
From tap. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small dense off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and malty with a light fruity note. Clear alcohol presence and dense malty flavoured. Slight wooden and spiced. Mild fruity and dense malty finish. The violet flowers really give this a different twist. There are however many other Struise beers better than this, but an interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a medium sized creamy beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, fruits and dried fruits with notes of brew mash. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and fruits with notes of brew mash and alcohol- Warming alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
On tap at the Alvinne Pre ZBF 09 event. Hazy amber/russet. Good yeasty esters on aroma. Bit of herb. It’s ok, not up to the usual Struise standard, which to be honest is set so hiigh. Fruits are nice, but alcohol is a bit prevalent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Draught at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Weak fruity aroma, hint of marcipan. Cloudy dark red amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is mostly marcipan to me. Not as sweet as marcipan, though. Distinct bitterness in the finish. Fruity and vinous finish. I expect more from a beer this strength.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Kaugummiartiger Antrunk mit deutlichem hallmalzigen Einschlag. Würziger werdend, dennoch besonders angesichts des Alkoholgehalts mild. Zum Ende wenig herb, klebrig, die Kaugumminote ist weniger intensiv. Etwas schlammig. Interessant, aber nicht wirklich gut. 11/9/9/9//9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
Draught Huge, very fine yellowish head, leaving textbook lace, over deep-red amber beer with slight haze. Pours like gushing from the tap. Almonds, perfume, toilet soap, rosepetals. Almonds, bit of oxydation, almondcake, rosewater. Medium bodied, very slick, pure gristfeel. Nice, if just a tad overperfumed. I was convinced rosewater had been added, until I learned about the violets...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
Draught at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours a murky puddly amber colour with light beige head. Some woodiness, nuts and alcohol are very much in eveidence on the nose along with good dollop of yeastiness. Taste is quite spirity, some tropical fruits, bit of boozy banana its quite nice but I found that the alcohol dominated a little too much at times. Interesting though. A7 A3 F7 P3 OV14 3.4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
A Mes rate: draught at Alvinne Pre ZBF.
Murky amber colour with a good light beige head. Truly unusualy stuff. Floral and very perfumey with loads of chunky yeast. Excellent slightly sweet bready notes bolstered by the chewy alcohol. Faint estery notes with some good spicy hints in the finish. Very faint barrel notes throughout. Soft and warming. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Tap at avlinne. Unfortunity it wasnt pouring correctly for whatever reason, therefore i only got a small sample. Alround rating: fruity ripe plums and vanilla character, woody tartness, alcohol is drying. An interesting beast, but im guessing that this is going to be changed into some other sort of beast over the course of time.


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