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Struise Imperialist

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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2015
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Brussels. Rated on 26.06.2015. Aroma has butter, grain and hayish malt. Also some grassy hops. Flavour has butter, grain, some fruits and malt. Feels like somewhat overhopped German pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (892) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas itensos de Malta y herbáceos. Cuerpo medio, maltoso y sabor dulce de inicio Y final de amargor seco equilibrado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5861) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Draught (Pipes of Scotland, Uppsala) - Hazy golden in colour. Bready and malty aroma with hints of citrus. Lemon, yeast, grain and a hint of peach can be detected. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1512) - PORTUGAL - MAY 13, 2015
75cl bottle. Almost clear slightly orangish colour with a finger of off-white head. Nice retention. Floral hops, grain and dates in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is bitter at start with some fruity notes and a long dry finish. Overall, a very nice lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
(draught) slightly oplescent golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough, some herbal hops and nettles, with a light hint of cherry stones and pineapple. flavour is mostly pale malts, alcohol and caramel, rather sweet, with a light hint of floral hops and starchy pale malts. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
from tap at ZBF 2015. blond color with fruity nose and dito taste. bitter, hoppy, ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Orange blond body. Creamy white head. Good lace. Nose of caramel, flowers. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Very well balanced and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at at Alvinne Craft Beer Fest in Vichte - Belgium March 2015 with markoijelena. Pours bright golden a bit hazy with a consistent head. Nice appearance tough! Nose: maltiness forward, honey background. Mouth: A hint of honey, hay, grains, easy drinking and adventurous lager. My friend mortlach would have loved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1040) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 Vichte Belgium.Pour it hazy golden color with medium white head.On the nose malt, metallic note.Taste and aroma of malt, peach, apricot, smoked little bit, wooden note, caramel on the back.Great taste and very good complexed.I liked it very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
Thx to ClubGonzo 050914. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, grass, malt, hop, yeast. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grass, sugar, yeast. Full body. Nice beer.

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