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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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (484) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2016
Pours a thin white head with round hops aromas. Hazy and clear gold colored body. Rich and round in mouth. Warm alcohol and light malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3984) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2016
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of malt and fresh hay. Hazy light / medium amber, ivory head that sticks at 1", sheets of lace. Taste is bitter malt that is immediately forced through strong carbonation, becoming a little sweeter, only to give the sweet up to more bittering. Alcohol lingers noticeably in the background. Overall, Im put off by a sense of a brick hitting the bottom of my stomach about halfway through the bottle. Not quite good enough for a repeat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (371) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Aroma: Grass, peach, cirtus, sweet, orange Appearance: Yellow/orange, orange glow, very hazy, clear white quickly disappearing head, fine lace Taste: Grass, lemony, peach, orang dry bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (609) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
light sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nutjes (136) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2016 75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (797) - 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!


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