Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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RateBeer Special Release:
Behold the second of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series! This request edition ale is the crafted alchemy of a party of some of Europe’s finest brewers, Mikkel Bjergsø and Kristian Keller of Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Urbain Coutteau, Carlo Grootaert, Phil Driessens, and Peter Braem of De Struise Brouwers (Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium).
Both breweries have attracted considerable international attention for their artful interpretations of traditional ale styles enlived by a rich sense of invention. And both are also very highly esteemed by the RateBeer.com international community of beer tasters. We hope you enjoy this unique little treasure.
Struise Mikkeller -- the product of master brewing and friendship. Celebrate this sense of camaraderie by sharing this bottle with your good friends!
- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

Struise-Mikkeller is as we said in the past "Best of two worlds". We delivered an IPA with 130 IBU (Batch I), 150 IBU (Batch II), 163 IBU (Batch III), 216 IBU (Batch IV), but a bitterness hidden the Struise way, counter balanced by maltyness, alcohol and rest sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrik (384) - - MAR 29, 2014
En öl reckomenderad av Reza som doftar milt IPA . Smakar först engelsk klassisk skit IPA i munnen. Men sen jävlar kommer STOR öl smak med perfekt å rejäl efterbeska. Mycket hög kvalité.. Spännande lite udda öl..Sällan man känner så kraftig REN öl smak. Kanon Dipa.. Åkte hit efter ölmässan i Malml som inget erbjöd.. Visste denna DIPA skulle finnas här på tre små rum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2155) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Delirium Cafe. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, resin, mango and caramel. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and mango. Excellent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (576) - ROMANIA - MAR 26, 2014
Tap @ Animal Bar. Pours clear orange with a huge white head. Heavy sweet caramel aroma, light hoppy, light alchool. Flavor is moderate to heavy caramel, light grassy. Heavy bitter and caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3773) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap @ La Capsule (Lille). Hazy/murky copper with à small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of malt, resinous hops, caramel, grapefruit fruit and hints of soap. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter with malt, caramel, resinous presence, grapefruit and, again, soapy notes. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Sticky bitter finish. Average DIPA at best. Too malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Shared at RBNG. I’m past the point of wiriting about this. It’s quite good for a 2009 IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Maroon crimson label. light head. Candy corns, caramel and very malty backbone. Certainly a shell of what it once was. i get a lot of pine, citrus, tangerine and a hint of cheese and caramel malts. Probably was amazing. Nice to try it now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1800) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Overall: Bread, peas, honey.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-03-12.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2014
Amber orange colour. Medium carbonation. Sweet taste with aroma of grapefruit and honey. Sweet with bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2228) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Two brothers beer tasting night 2. Bottle cotteridge wines. Brown amber coulour decent white head and lacing. aroma is fruity hops alcohol taste is similar nice sweetnes good bitter finish. Full body oily mouthfeel medium carbonated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2905) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
2 brothers tasting day 2. Reddish amber beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is toffee, grapefruit, figs and dark rich malts. Medium to full bodied, oily. Excellent stuff.

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