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Struise / Bridge Road Imperialist

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Intergalactical Imperial lager was brewed by Ben (Bridge Road Brewers, 50 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia) & Urbain @ Struise, as a superb collaborative effort between both breweries and Simply Hops (Hop Pocket Lane, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6DQ, UK). While Ben shared his Australian Lager brewing techniques, Simply Hops procured us with Fresh Galaxy hop flowers. Only 4 ingredients were used, Vleteren water, German pilsner malt, Australian Galaxy Hops and Weihenstephan yeast. This lager not only bottom fermented, but also matured on its own bed of C02 for six months.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (49) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016
33cl bottle, served in lager glass. Poured a cloudy orangy yellow with a three finger white head. Aromas of freshly cut grass, flowers, peach, malts. Taste: apricots, peach, grassy hops, caramel, toasted bread, nuts, plums, cherries. Medium body with a nice fruity, spicy, bittersweet finish. Overall a damn good imperial lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle from De Struise. Hazy deep golden with a medium bubbly white head. Flavor and aroma of grass, straw, peach fuzz, wax, yeast, and citrus peel. Finish is yeast, grass, and a touch of booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (495) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
2016/01/23 - Pours a slightly hazy, golden-straw colour with a foamy, off white head that quickly reduces. Aroma is sweet grain and grass, yeast light banana, honey, citrus. Taste is sweet bread, mild caramel, light honey, orange peel, yeast and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with lightly biting carbonation and a moderately sweet, slightly boozy finish. My first Imperial Lager; not what I had expected. 330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy yellow golden color with nice white head. Sweet malty aroma, some caramel and honey notes, light grainy, grassy. Sweet and bitter like aroma with citrusy fruity notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1824) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy white head. Aroma of orange peel, grapefruit and lemon. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (368) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2016
Color succo d'arancia, opalescente, schiuma bianca non molto persistente. Aroma erbaceo lievemente pungente, paglierino, lievemente agrumata, polpa d'arancia. Al palato prevalgono il caramello, la polpa d'arancia è un bel l'amaro erbaceo, il tutto accompagnato e seguito da una discreta nota etilica. Corpo medio,mediamente carbonata.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
c0fein (410) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur Biere.

Hazy yellow colour with a foamy white head. Yeasty, boozy, spicy, grassy and some strong fruits. Too boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Tasting at home. Fles. Veel gas, beetje perzik uit blik, fijne gist.. Backlog from 2015/09/03.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle, bought @Zombier.es. Pours clear golden with a medium, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, grass, citrus, hay. Highish carbonation, dry and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour has light yeast, vinious, citrus. Dry, dusty and grassy bitterness. Rough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy yellow golden color with nice white head. Sweet malty aroma, some caramel and honey notes, light grainy, grassy. Sweet and bitter like aroma with citrusy fruity notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1188) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2015
330ml bottle server in a pilsen glass. Pours a cloudy yellow color forming a big bubbled light and aired white head that dissipates quickly laving very few lacings in the glass. Sweet and malty nose. Grapefruit and orange zest. Sweet bread. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of pale sweet malts. Grapefruit, orange zest and sweet bread. Good hops bitterness. Hints of resin. Earthy yeasts. Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation. Hoppy, citrus and bready aftertaste. Great Imperial Pilsener. Struise, what else? :)


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