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Struise New Years Blond

De Struise Brouwers
Formerly brewed at Caulier

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
X-Mas beer brewed by (De Struise Brouwers) at the Caulier brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Straw, hazy with a huge, creamy head. The beer is very lively and the foam keeps flowing out of the bottle at least 5 minutes, even after pouring the first glasses. The aroma has notes of yeast, malt, citrus and a hint of wheat. The flavour has rather strong notes of alcohol, yeast, spice (peppery), citrus and some caramel. The finish has a nice citrussy bitterness. 2042

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
(Bottle 150 cl) Bottle # 003. Label claims 10% alcohol. Pours a hazy, pale golden - looks almost like a witbier. Extremely lively, the rough and dense head keeps on flowing. Fruity and fresh aroma. Solid body, but not overly so. Lightly sweet malts with only a very subdued bitterness. Almost champagne-like. I really enjoyed this a lot. 240207

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17004) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle. Nice big head with ok duration. Color is pale yellow and slightly hazy. Aroma is fruit and yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity with a bit of acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle 2005 @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Hazy golden / yellow color with virtually none white head. Aroma is malty, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a avarage duration. Finish is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2006
@ Kerstbieren festival 2005. Hazy yellow beer. Malt, citrus, different spices, sweet in both taste and aroma. Bitterish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2006
My bottle claims 10% ABV! Fully hazy very straw-coloured beer; huge fluffy & creamy white head, disappearing fast leaving some lace. Very grainy/malty nose, with telltale sweet alcohol fumes. Peppery, spicey finish. Sweet taste with a little citrussy edge. Again spicey - peppery, grains of Paradise (?). Bit almondy retronasal. Very tittilating, spritzy MF, masqueing the alcohol, which is only betrayed by the warm sweetness. A very good one, and big cheers to lacheseis, who bestowed me with full 1.5 litres!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle at the Kerstbierfestival 2005. Hazy yellow with a fine white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty with apples and coriander. Sweet fruity flavour with coriander taking over towards the finish. Medium body.An original blond with lots of spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival 2005, Essen, Belgium
Murky, yellow body. Good, white head. Nose of citrus (orange, lime). Lightly acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. I prefer the pannepot over this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2005
Very muddy ochre-yellow coloured beer with a white head. Belgian Wit-nose with citrussy notes and some coriander. Sharp citrussy taste, ends rather grainy. Seems like a heavy wit to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle coditioned 150 cl, Sampled specially for the Kerstbier Festival 2005 in Essen Belgium. This beer is an occasional brew, only available in magnum bottles. Limited edidion, only 250 bottles made. While the label shows 10% alcohol volume, this beer has only 8.3% of alcohol. The brewer confirms an error of the printing office. Original deep blond beer, huge white foam, orange yellow body, slight cloudy with lively carbonation. Aroma is sweet fruity. Very much honeyed and with hints of vanilla and white cane sugar. Also lots of fruits detectable, bananas, apricots, peaches, white grapes, plums and sweet spices. Taste is slight sweet, smooth with light pepper touches and with a yeasty caracter. Finale is sweet fruity and very tastefull. A very nice heavy blond with lots of taste.

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