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Struise Imperialist

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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zinneke (136) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Aroma is sweet, malty, a bit herbal and soapy. Taste is sweet, not crisp at all like a pilsner. Yeast sediment on the bottom and doesn’t taste or look at all like an imperial pilsner. Not their best imo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (226) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours pale blonde with huge white foemy head. Malty, a bit spice, nice fruity hop aromas in the back. Nice mouthfeel for a Pilsner. The abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3238) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is malty, sweet and grainy. Flavor is very sweet, grainy and boozy. Decent sweet flavor, but it lacks personality and power, something that can make this style so interesting sometimes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, gouden met witte kraag, Aroma van mout, koriander, fruit. smaken zijn redelijk bitter, zwak zoet, zepig, hoop co2, mais, mout maar totaal niet interessant of lekker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1893) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Heldere honing kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig mout, kruiden. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, stro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Smells perfume, sweet, malts. Tastes malts. Nothing special but not bad. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansjelaah (1736) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Golden color with a white head. Smells and tastes malty, some herbs, yeast, floral and a lot of carbo. Mwah bah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1876) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Goud ondoorzichtig bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, tropisch fruit, belgisch. Smaakt bitter, fruitig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle: Nose is yeast, floral hops, pleasent, and not what was expected. Taste is cereal, honey, caramel, floral hops, slight peach, yeast, sugar. Body is very full. It’s nice enough, but hard to get excited about. Struise are amazing, but you can only tickleup a pilsner so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
330ml bottle, pours light hazy gold, lasting white head. Aroma is caramel malts, grainy, floral hop, light citrus. Body is light, texture is creamy. Finish is long and bitter balancing the malt sweetness. A decent strong lager but lacking the complexity of other struise beers

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