markextrae (574) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this one some time ago. bought a while back at the school. poured clear yellow with a good white head. sweet smell with lots of banana, citrus. with some belgian yeast. quite a balanced beer.
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the school house. Nicely hoppy blond, light, clean malts. Very good balance, good bitterness, dry finish. Not great, but nice.
AshtonMcCobb (2016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - golden orange and bright. Nice head.
Nose - flowers perhaps going into custard.
Taste - some dried orange and some herbaceousness on the finish.
Palate - medium to full bodied, a lovely creamy texture and a dry clean finish.
Overall - it’s not an exceptional blonde but it falls nicely in the band that makes it tasty and drinkable. It definitely drinks like a Belgian Ale.
allmyvinyl (1803) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from De Struise webshop. Pours hazy yeelow with a good long--lasting head. Aromas are bready malts, wheat, light citrus and herb hops. Taste has a lemony zing, light spice, more floral hops. Good balance of bitter and sweet. A good summer beer.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml. -at Cafeteria Boulevard, Irun, Basque Country. I’ve ordered Witte but got this one; no matter, also new one. Yellow/golden coloured, small white head, odd dusty spicy nose. Sweet malty, light yeasty and hoppy with pleasant spicy notes. Also some notes of fruits near the end but all in all pretty boring beer.
MarcoDL (1370) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Struise has a range of more ’standard’ beer styles that are decent, but not spectacular. This is the Belgian blond in that gamma. It’s a little bit more special than the usual blond, due to the typical Struise sweetness and the subtle fresh hop bitterness.
jaghana (3433) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy yellow orange with huge head. Nose is lemony, aroma is spicy on ginger and green lemon, some brett touch, coriander, light mint.
Martinus (2613) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, alcohol, aceton, sherry, sweet touches. Light bitter flavour, sweet malts, hint of dry sherry. Quite dry. Finish of sherry and malts.
Interesting aged beer.
(From 33cL @ home. 3 yo sample)
Theydon_Bois (6437) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from The Old School, in the confines of J98 LLY split with ’team backseat’ aka Leighton and Bruce - they were still awake as we motored on towards the French border!
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well.
Nose carries pale malts, light grass, wheat, yeast.
Taste comrises light sugars, grass, bready dough, orange peel, yeast.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry in the finish.
A simple and drinkable offering from Struise, eminently drinkable but a bit of a come down from all the 10% goodies we’d just had at the Old School!
kraddel (2322) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I never had kloeke blonde ?
Luckely for my , i had one left . Well , a cadzand blond actualy ( alias) almost 2 y old .
Pours blonde ( shocking!)
Fadt fading white foam , yiu see it moving downwards like a crawling insect ..
Very unintense , but complex smell , is that brett ???
Damn .. It reminds me strongly .., of a 3 fonteinen geuze , even though this is not sour , not even a bit .. Whats wrong with me ? Or is this infected ( and probably better this way ) ? Complex , waaw . Dtruise rosse and witte were very mediocer . This ? Not so much ! Actualy one of the best belgian blond ales i aver had , if not THE best .. Damn