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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Hazy golden with small white head. Lemon, spices, dough, light yeast, light pine, some funky notes, juniper. Taste is quite tart, with light sweetness. Medium bodied, quite dry and light bitter finish. Great complex blond ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (380) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
33cl bottle @home. Pours clearly golden with a white head that is gone very fast. Fruity and bit sour aroma. Taste isn’t sour (what you would expect from the aroma), it’s fruity, spicy, some bitterness. Dry aftertaste. Really nice one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. Disig gyllengul vätska med lågt vitt skum. En torr, stram, frisk blond med mycket geuzefunkighet. Lätt syrlighet, småbubblig, lätt stram beska med aningen grapesmak. Färskt trä, grape, druvskal, lite gröna tanniner. Det här är riktigt riktigt bra. Sammanfattar på många sätt det unika med den belgisk ölkulturen. Stor öl i litet format.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
GRM (2987) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 27 2014; eye: coppery, clear, suspended matter, no effervescence, beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, Madeira; mouth: Madeira, malt, caramel, oxidation, oxidized finale with presence of Madeira, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, fizzy texture; overall: too old FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 27 janvier 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, matière en suspension, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, madère; bouche : madère, malt, caramel, oxydation, finale oxydée avec présence de madère, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture pétillante; en résumé : trop vieille

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
guzgorog (258) - FRANCE - JAN 11, 2014
Bière jaune avec un beau de col mousse. Nez fruité de raisin et blanc et cranberries. En bouche, légère amertume et acidité assez désagréable. Bof Bof

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Craft webshop. Slightly cloudy blonde colour, with small white head. Aroma is Belgian yeasty, bit fruity, quite boozy, white wine almost. Taste is alright, grainy, boozy again and a touch of fruit. Dry. Not so exciting, but nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
9/XI/13 - 33cl bottle @ Schraevenacker - BB: 31/XII/15 (2013-1047)

Little hazy blond yellow beer, solid creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, ripe peaches, little sourish, bit funky, lemon. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, bit lemony, funky yeast character, pretty bitter, some pineapple, grapefruit. Aftertaste: bitter and dry ending, hay, bit funky, yeast, fruity touch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (248) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
Pours very cloudy. Smells alot like wheat, yeast. Taste: very high carbo. Very strong in the start with something like peaches goes over into a hoppy, dry finish. Not brilliant, not bad either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (959) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at the school house. Nicely hoppy blond, light, clean malts. Very good balance, good bitterness, dry finish. Not great, but nice.


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