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Struise Imperialist

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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head. Sweet aroma, soft and faint hoppy. Yeasty too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottled@hotel room. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruotu, wooden, some floral and mildly bready notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild nectary and grassy notes. A bit alcohol to it as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. Appearance: Clear golden, with a small white head. Aroma: Light perfume floral, sweet, malts. Tastes malts. Taste: Malts, some herbs, yeast and a hint of nailpolisher, Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicolas_M (107) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
What started with a mango and honey aroma, finished with a slightly sugary taste and alcohol aftertaste. The beer isn’t bad, but a whole bottle could be too much. Watch out for the "sludge" in the bottom of the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (319) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
Strong mango aroma with a hint of honey. Tastes like champagne or cider when it comes to carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (231) - - AUG 21, 2015
Belle mousse. Odeur puissante de mangue.gros dépôt. Goût peu prononcé,Sucrée avec une légère amertume. Elle se bois facilement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)
Clear golden color, small steady white head, some lace. Honeyish, grassy aroma. Medium-bodied. Lagerish (yeah), grassy hoppyness, sweetish maltyness with some backing alcohol. Well-made European Strong Lager and certainly a lager, not IPL like nowadays similar products of craft brewers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinoh (34) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2015
33cl @home . Goed simpel gemaakt bier . Doorsnee Belgisch tripel smaak . Fruitige citrus smaak. Verwacht meer van de struise brouwers. Prijs/ kwaliteit verhouding is dit bier te duur 2,65 € als het in de markt word gezet als een imperial lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugh (186) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
33cl bottle. I’ve had this on draught and it is comfortably in my top 100 bears. In this bottling it doesn’t deliver. Somehow soapy, as if the hops have wilted. Blunt when it can be razor sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Clear yellow golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hayish, lightly sweet-bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad imo.

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