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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: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Belgian ale yeast, oddly, or perhaps it’s the straightforward malts. Unimpressed by the taste too, okay balance bit not very interesting. Bit bubbly. Expected much more! (33cl bottle from QV.ID)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (465) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2015
Very hazy honey color. Aroma like that of a German pils, very full floral hops. Immediate up front bitter hop slam. Sticky mouthfeel with berries, tropical fruit, and dry bitter hops that taste fresh and sappy. A very hop explosive pils/lager. Imperial pilseners don’t get as much love as they should or they should all just taste more like this. Bomb sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2142) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 16, 2015
33cl bottle from beergium. Gold color. Thin to medium white head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is malt, fruit, light hop, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1165) - LATVIA - NOV 16, 2015
Light amber with medium white head. Lager style malty aroma. Intense lager style taste (much more intense) with triple style fruity sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle @ Willems, Grobbendonk. Pours hazy deep golden with a frothy white head. Good juicy hops. Peach, grass and straw. Clean yeast. Bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Golden with big white head. Bready aroma, some citrus and earth. Similar taste, some lager yeast flavour and light citrus and floral notes. Goes down quite easy, crisp and quite refreshing for its abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tomer (2427) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2015
At a tasting, small bubbly head, very cloudy palish orange color, woody spicy aroma with some shrubiness and hints of wax and yeast, flavor of shrubs and paper with bland fruitines and a little coarse bitterness. Bland and not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5662) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
33cl Bottle from Prik&Tik Baelus. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of Polish strong lager with some floral citrusy notes. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, citrus, dry, floral, firm bitterness. Light to medium bodied, a bit fizzy. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
33cl flesje bij Rose Red, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel De Struise Brouwers glas Uiterlijk: goudblond met enorme witte kraag die door de hevige carbonatie ook nog uitbreid Aroma en smaak: Belgisch gist, moutig, grassig, bitter, licht fruitig als citrus Conclusie: samenwerking tussen Struise en Bridge Road, niet zo complex als gewend bij Struise, geen verkeerd bier maar niet heel spannend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Flaska från Beergium. Djupt gyllengul lätt disig vätska med lågt snabbt försvinnande skum. Söt lite tjock doft med nyanser av rostade nötter, kaprifol, ljung, apelsinskal. En kraftfull men väldigt välbalanserad IL. Ingen sötma eller alkohol sticker ut, smakbilden är trots en stabil kropp lätt och fint nyanserad med väl integrerade smaker. Lätt blommig och fruktig, torr utan att bli stram eller särskilt besk, lite brödkryddor och ljunghonung. Riktigt trevlig.

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