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Struise Kloeke Blonde

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Is an outstanding cloudy blond beer,unflitered and unpasteurized.It has a great round taste and a fine hoparoma. This blond beer has a dry aftertaste with a nice freshness in the end. De Struise Brouwers brewing @ Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1271) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma of pale malt, yeast, citrus, spices, light hops. Flavour is moderate sweet. Finish is quite dry and fairly bitter. Quite herbal and fresh Blond Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2526) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at trollekelder, gent. Hazy blond. Orange blossom, floral and delicate sour aroma, mildly bitter and juicy taste with just a little toasted bread. Medium body (light, in struise standards), mild bitter, orange finish. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (483) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 0.33 bottle. Hazy, dark gold color and a small, white head. Aroma of fruits, yeasts, leather, barnyard, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is relatively sweet with pale malts in the forefront, some fruity notes later, and delicate sourness in the end. Medium body, a tad creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is delicate with the same leather, fruit, and pale malts as before. Overall the beer is good although it purports to be more than it really is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2167) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours cloudy light orange amber with minimal head. Aroma of honey, citrus, wheat, cilantro, herbs. Taste is light citrus sour with sweet fruit finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1455) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours hazy golden with lo no white head Aromas of belgo teast, hay, wheat, cilantro, spices Taste is sweet with honey, spices, wheat

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
330 ml bottle at Pipes of Scotland. Slightly hazy golden with white lasting head. Aroma is sweet, light tart, malt, pepper and spice. Taste is sweet, fruits, citrus, yeast, light tart notes and some metal

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2011) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Lightly hazy, deep golden colour with a thin, dense white head. Fruity aroma with yeasts, sweet fruits - apricot, peaches - herbal hops and spices. Taste is light bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter - as claimed on label. A good fruitiness. Lovely Blonde with a good drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle in the car, sourced from the Old School - March 2013. Pours lightly hazy gold with a moderate, foamy white head. Pale bready malts comprise the aroma, with accents of Belgian yeast and floral hops. Light-medium sweet flavor with modest dry biscuits, a bit of yeast, pale malts. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Drying on the finish with further biscuity malts, a bit of balancing bitter hay. Great balance. Very drinkable. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
This was the Struise’s very first beer, a blonde session ale with a thick, off-white, sticky head leaving pretty lacing on the edge of the glass, and a deep peach blonde colour, slightly hazy at first but completely cloudy after adding the deposit; vivid sparkling. Quite strong aroma of orange peel, apricot, carrots, dried leaves, thyme, soapy hops, chamomille, honey. Neutral onset with strong carbonation and fresh citrus touches, pale malt sweetness, slick and somewhat thin mouthfeel, even a bit watery, soft spiciness in the finish, dry, well-balanced, long. Okay beer but what a difference with the long string of masterpieces they created after this...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Molenhof Restaurant, Oostvleteren. Pours light hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, light sweetness, honey, light floral hops. Flavor is wheat, yeast, little sweet, honey, flowers. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Nice and refreshing. 020814


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