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Struise / Bridge Road Imperialist

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


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at home picked up in Belgium last year. A mostly clear golden yellow coloured pour with a lively frothy white head. Aroma is nice fruity dried orange peel, pale grains, Belgian triple yeast, straw. Flavour is composed of semi sweet pale grains, hay, dried orange, coriander, little alcohol bite. Palate is medium light, frothy spritzy carbonation, little hot alcohol in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (537) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
Imperial lager? Man, man wie bedenkt die biertypes? Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: moutig. Smaak: zoetig, licht bitter, kandij, alcoholisch. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, wat citrus. Wat saai en vooral nogal duur voor een straffe pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
light sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (1146) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange-yellow clear beer with a medium white head ; medium retention. Grain, light herb, light quince, caramel, light honey, light flower. Light to medium sweet, quite round, light dry bitter refreshing ; warming touch. Medium good body, thin texture, average carbonation, sweet light dry refreshing finish. Overall, a fair light herbal strong lager ; beautiful label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nutjes (64) - 8904, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2016 75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bičres te Dottenijs (in Famiflora) U: wazig goudgeel met kleine witte schuimkraag. G: moutig met een klein beetje citrushop S: zoet-moutig met een hopbittere afdronk ook een kruidige toets

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4218) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Bright, cloudy straw coloured with a white rocky head of foam. It has a sweet malty, grassy and lemon flavour followed by a smooth gentle floral, peppery hop and spicy finish. Similar to Duvel and very Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (757) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Een stevige imperial lager. Ben vrij onbekend met dit soort lagers. Komt mij over als een echt stevig Belgisch bier, maar dan een lager-versie: dus flink wat mout en gist en een licht prettig zuurtje. Lekker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (796) - POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Piana wysoka, do końca pozostaje na powierzchni i ładnie oblepia szkło. Barwa złota, dośc klarowna, zmętnienie zbite na dnie butelki. Aromat bardziej słodowy z dodatkiem białych winogron, nafty i miodu spadziowego. W smaku półsłodkie, herbatnikowa podstawa słodowa stanowi tło dla rodzynek, dojrzałych owoców tropikalnych, migdałów, nafty. Goryczka niska, wyraźnie ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, ładnie ukryty alkohol, półpełne.
Przyjemny, nieźle pijalny imperialny lager, nieco słodszy od Brown Paper Bag, ale równie ciekawy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7752) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Willems. It pours mostly clear golden with a fluffy white head. The aroma is clean malty with a hoppy bite. Sweet malty, fruity hoppy flavor. Sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (860) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head. Earthy aromas of citrus, cereal, grass, hops, yeast. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Low sweetness with a moderate to heavy bitter herbal character into a stinging finish. This is how lagers should be.

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