BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moeder Lambik Blond, June 2010: 33cl Brown bottle, it was supposed to be poured slowly into a ’Duvel’ glass, but the beer gushed out onto the table before I could pick up the glass, so very lively stuff!
This of course allowed all the sediment to rise up too, and enter my glass, none was visible, but the beer had a hazy look to it.
Colour was light amber/old gold, on top a huge foaming snow white head.
The smell was yeasty and very ’Belgian’, semi-sour citrus aromas mixed in with sweet peas?
The flavours appeared a little subdued to me, crisp and refreshing, but lacking interest and bite. It was also a bit ’fizzy’, best before date was 05-2011, so it wasn’t a baby when I opened it. In fact it has sat, boxed, in my garage for over a year before being brought out into the light and cooled for this tasting.
Slighty disappointing to be honest, maybe I’m missing the point here, but de Struise have such a good following and respected name, this however doesn’t live up to the billing!
jfb (2612) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cactus juice and herbal hops, vanilla, custard and bubble gum, with hints of herbal hops, pale malts and gooseberries. flavour is mostly the same, lots of vanilla, bubble gum and custard, with a hint of strawberries, herbal hops and a light bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
rosenbergh (4675) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. BB 30-09-2011. From bierzwerg.de.
Hazy amber colour with small white head.
Sweet caramel, mild tart citrus and yeast in aroma.
Flavour is alcohol, fruity hops, mild caramel, orange marmalade, yeast and mild spices. Warms. Could be better fresh.
TET (1099) - FINLAND - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A orang- yellow beer with a big and blond head. Aroma is very fresh and fruitfull, slightly aromatic, roses, oranges and spicyness. Taste is fruitfull, herbal hoppyness, spicyness, orange peels, quite dry taste. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, enjoyable drinkability. Very tastefull beer, low alc.% but still great flavours. Fruitfull and aromatic blonde.
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 30.09.2011.
Originally rated on 20100715 @ Bruges, Belgium. (7+3+8+4+17).
Pours cloudy amber colour with medium head. Aroma of lemon, herbal notes, mild spices, yeast, apricot and some grass. Flavour of lemon, apricot, herbs, grass, some yeast and earth. A bit too thin body, bitter palate with a dry finish. Some saison-like elements, lots of CO2.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. BBE 30.09.2011.
Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet mandarin orange and toffee. Flavour of caramel malts, hops, mandarin orange, toffee, spices and yeast. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a refreshing, fruity, bitter and light yeasty finish. Alcohol warms a bit in the end. Refreshing and quite summery.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet and lifting, yeast with a candy component and a grassy hop tone. Nose reminds a ton of my HB Belgian Pale. Hazy golden body with a creamy, rocky beige head. Body is bone dry with earth and shiny malt entwined, bread dominates the aftertaste. Creamy medium-full body, very airy and light, refreshing with cheerful yeast. Yes, a lot like my BP, but better made.
77ships (2163) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@antwaerps bierhuiske: hazy golden/orange with a decent white head, very grainy structure, lots of yeast, light malt, citrus, spices, touch of floral hops, not particallarily interesting belgian ale, especially for struisse standards
R_Pothuizen (18) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colour beer with a tall foamy head.
The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5): sweet:1, sour:0, bitter:1
The aftertaste: sweet:3, sour:1, bitter:1. Drinkt very comfortable. Dry in the end.
Belgium beer, but a lot of information is in Englisch…strange. Nice beer.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:hazy gold,light chunk of yeast,good head...
Flavor:mixe of dark fruit,brown sugar and spicy....