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Struise Motuecha

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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cartoon series N° 1.
Motuecha is a blond Belgian ale that was brewed with the use of Motuecha hops from New Zealand. Low in alcohol, yet ery complex. Cartoon by Arne Frantzell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
Session blonde with Motuecha hops. Off-white, sticky head, hazy golden blonde colour. Aroma of peach, bread, orange peel, green apple, vanilla, melon, field flowers; accessible yet treacherous complex palate, relatively sharp carbo, dry fruitiness, vivid spiciness, bready malt sweetishness in the background, spicy finish with refreshing grassy hops. If only all the top-fermented session blondes were like this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrunoSanchez (81) - Fermo, ITALY - AUG 25, 2014
Blond belga sperimentale fatta con un solo luppolo neozelandese "motuecha" che da il nome alla birra. Molto bella l’etichetta tipo fumetto. Bionda con schiuma pannosa di media persistenza. Al naso sentori speziati e lievito. In bocca corpo medio, leggera frizzantezza ed un punto acido. La bassa gradazione la rende beverina e leggera. Il sapore è sempre speziato e luppolato. Questa è una "new belgian" fatta abbastanza bene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
666ale (57) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
A good pacific saison, nothing incredible but with a nice hoppy exotic punch, sweet but balanced when young, good body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (597) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Lichttroebel blond, mooie plakkerige kraag die tot het einde blijft. Ruikt moutig, wat sinaasappel. Behoorlijk bittere smaak, wat gistig, bloemig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. I’m not sure I’d pick this for singel hop treatment. Blond with some spiciness, herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Monk’s Struise Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, yeast, slightly bitter, orange.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, malt, yeast, slightly bitter, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Struise Motuecha ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, grass- hay alike hops, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast, leather alike yeast - hops notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration, fruity, yeasty, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140404]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Not a favorite during my Belgium visit. Clash between NZ hops and Belgian blond yeast perhaps. Love the cartoon though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2757) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Clear golden with a medium fully lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is grainy and grassy with light spiciness, yeast and floral presence. Taste is also grainy with a some spiciness, grass, floral notes and malt. Moderate lingering bitterness and light alcohol warming. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. A tad oily. Dry finish. Good Belgian Ale/IPA. A tad hot. Balance isn’t great, but it’s still quenching.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (598) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Slightly watery complex beer with huge yeast character. Slight sourness. Motuecha not too obvious but good saison like brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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