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Struise Earthmallet
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Barley Wine
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk fermented with champagne yeast


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
bottle pours dark brown medium light tan head. Aroma is strange metallic, wax and some booze. Flavor is very fruity. Strawberry, lots of honey and sour peach. Interesting, but good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (4931) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2010
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Earthy peaty aroma. Paint, sour, dirt flavor. A thin and watery beer. Not much

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Dark fruit initially, raisins, spicy, plums and cinnamon. But the texture of the palate is really waxy and plastic like, very drying the champagne yeast creates an almost olive like tone. This really different comparatively i preferred the previous version.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8886) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Pours mostly clear and very dark. Sits black in the glass. Very little head to mention. Regarding the aroma; I’m unable to pull anything from my sample. Certainly inoffensive; just not much going on olfactory-wise. Medium-bodied and a touch oily with modest carbonation. Lots of chocolate and caramel sweetness is nicely balanced by fairly tart, woody acidity. Low bitterness. Finishes tangy and sweet. An odd bird, this barley wine. I wonder how many Struise beers I’ve felt this way about. Certainly an entertaining brewery. Thanks to fata2683 and the guys at Struise for providing the bottle!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Big thanks to fata for bringing this to RBWG 2010! The aroma is vinegar and boozy and the flavor is sweet and sour phenolics, plasticky, powdery, not a huge fan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of champagne yeast, caramel, vinous, and mustiness. Flavor of red licorice, caramel, fruit, champagne, alcohol, and vinegar. I prefer the original Aardmonnik/Earthmonk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at Pre ZBF 2010. Earthmonk with champagne yeast. It is weird. Biscuity. Almost not sour at all. Very bready from the champagne yeast. It’s odd and that is the word that I kept saying as I drank it and talked about it. Good bread/yeast, some brandy like characters. But not really like Earthmonk at all. Odd, as I say, but I found the bready character very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: clear brown, wispy head, bits of lace
Aroma: tart chocolate and caramel aroma, deep fruityness
Flavor: tart fruity flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, long tart finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Tap at Pre-ZBF ... deep black ... raisin and prune nose ... chocolate malts ... roat malts ... deep dark fruits ... little toffee ... little vanilla... pretty good

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours dark reddish brown with thin tan head. Fruity and sour aroma. Flavors of vinegar, dark fruit, wood and strange mustiness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not very good by Struise standards.


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