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Struise Imperialist

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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed with galaxy hops


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of skunk, grass hops, plants, weak citrus and more skunky herbs. Taste is kinda grassy with some rather fainted hops, pilsner malt, citrus, herbs and a weak metallic note. A let down for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4oz on tap at Liberty’s. Labeled "Struise: Imperial Pils" -- my best guess is that this is it. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves respectable lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Kind of a biscuity, bready malt, stale hops, belgian pilsner malt... Flavors I don’t love are recognized, but they’re not so bad in this example, works pretty alright for a belgian imperial pilsener. Moderate bitter taste. lighter sweet. Kind of zesty, nice peppery taste. Up front, at first, I wasn’t into it. Kind of sweet and peppery and with a weird malty / old hop flavor that I get from a lot of hoppier belgians, but towards the end I liked this more and more. A solid belgian imperial pils from struise, good for what I expected. Nice to sip on, satisfying amount of german flavor to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1122) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma i typical lagerlike, grass, straw, hay, minerals, golden colour, medium white head, lacing. Medium bite, mid-sweet. Medium body, average carbonation, bready finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of floral hops, citrus, grass, bread and some malt. The body was medium and the finish quite bitter. A descent one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, quite sweet, resin, light liquorice, light fruity. Bitter hoppy flavour, light malts. Bitter finish, malts. Amazing for a lager style beer, very nicely done.
(From draught @ Brugs Bier Festival 2014)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5432) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grass and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3468) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured clear light amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter, lingering sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden pour. Aroma is grassy and grapefruit. taste is very bitter and light sweet. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5465) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness. Well brewed

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, at 8.3%Vol, new exclusive collab. brew, thx alot to Jonathan for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, malty/floral/bitter and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!


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