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Struise Den Grooten Tocht

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a hazy copper color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and dusty, with notes of caramel, cardboard, dates, dust. Taste is sweet with notes of candy sugar, toffee, yeasty spiciness, dried fruits. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, barely decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is yeasty, estery, toffee, taste is similar, light fruit.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
666ale (65) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
From 33cl bottle. Pale amber. Aroma is yeasty, dry, balanced. Flat body, too carbonated. Yeast, esters, dry...not impressive

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle (a few years old) at home. Can’t remember where I got this sucker... It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is mostly of dough with sweet apple pie, hay and light toast. The taste is sweetish, doughy, apple, melon, some astringency, touch of spice and light lemon maybe......dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot going on, but what there is ain’t great. A very ho hum Belgian ale...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3447) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle with Keith, pours hazy bright orange gold with light but nice head and lacing. Aromas and flavor of earthy grains, biscuit malt, dark fruit, light spice, and yeast. Refreshing overall with a dry bitey finish. Carbonation was light to medium. Pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
2008 Vintage bottle @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst during the Tour De Geuze. Pours a murky, very hazy orange with a greyish white head, only on the sides. Smell is dusty cellar, oxidized, murky, lightly rotting, very overripe dark fruit, dust, lightly watery,… Taste I surprisingly good, sweet mouldy, sugar, light overripe fruits, oxidation, rather sweet still, dying thick yeast, sweet spices,… Little carbonation but aptly fuller body. Obviously this beer cannot survive for long but good cellqring kept this drinkable and quite enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
Pours mega cloudy amber. Taste was spicy, some indian spices and vanilla. Kinda weird. Also slightly metalic aftertaste. sooo boring!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOARBEER (93) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2012
Found a lone bottle with a only half a ripped label, in a beer shop in Brugge. Pours mega cloudy amber. Taste was spicy, some indian spices and vanilla. Kinda weird. Also slightly metalic aftertaste. Think it had probably seen better days. Love Struise normally but not a fan of this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy yellow golden with a small off white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and spice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a dry finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
33cl shared with & courtesy of Kermis. thin white head. Hazy blond pour. nice & refreshing, A nice beer.


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