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Struise Popaholic

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Struise Popaholic
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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made for RBESG 2010 in Rome.

A blend of Struise Pannepot vintage 2005 and Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 A Mes & Sim rate (hand delivered by Alex, Mes & Reakt to 4:20): Aroma of rich apple sauce: sweet but with a serious sourness hiding underneath. Slight notes of iron and leather too. Superb perfectly balanced fruit very similar to the Aardnon but just that little bit more rounded. It could be cranberry. But it also could be plum. I seriously want this aroma in a fruit salad. Looks fantastico - murky red/brown that’s both opaque and translucent. Head speaks volumes with its cosmic cling. Tart, cherry, cranberry & raspberry flavour. It hits your palate with a vengaence, but sweetens it at the same time. Aggresively sherbert. Delicately sugar. Acidic as hell yet tempered almost effortlessly by the soft and rounded character of the Grand Reserva. I could drink this all day - though I know that I shouldn’t. A certain beer girl has learned her lesson with a certain Grand Reserva. One of the best of an amazing repertoire from Urban.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Dark mahogany pour with a nice white head. Lots of dark fruits- plum, date, fig, and huge cherry, candi sugar, and barrel vinousness. A bit of chocolate and acetic acid follow. The flavor holds massive Pannepot notes with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Epic and tasty! Uber thick and rich palate with a sweet raisin oriented finish. Yummmmm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Cola colored pour with a bubbly film of a head. Aroma holds a lot more wood than Earthnun, with further notes of date, fig, bourbon vanilla, and lighter presence of tart cherry from the Earthmonk. Flavor is wondrous; very much like the Pannepot but the little touch of tartness from the Earthmonk adds a great note of complexity. Great dark fruit presence with a sweet but not burdening finish. Palate is low carbonation and quite drinkable. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Dark brown pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma dark fruit, yeast, very light sourness, sweet brown sugar. Flavor is intense fruity yeast, dark pit fruit with light sour cherry notes and sweet finish. Tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle at Brasserie 4:20.  Acid. Sourness. Fruity. Rubber. Nutty. Roasted. Dark fruits. Raisins. Light wooden notes. Balsamic vinegar. Acetone. High sourness. Lovely. 

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Tap @ 4:20, Rome. Pours brown with a small creamy off white head. Nose is cherries and caramel. Quite tart. Dark malts, a bit of plastic, cherries, earth and caramel. Pleasant tartness. Smooth and mellow. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29664) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Draft. An unclear brown beer with a dense beige head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, and fruits. The flavor is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, wood, malt, and caramel, leading to a tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010

Draught @ Brasserie 4:20, Via Portuense 82, Roma, Italy.

Unclear medium amber color with a average to large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry, tart, balsamico. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and vinegar acetic with a long duration, mustard, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100601]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20
Blend of Pannepot 2005 Reserva and Earthmonk
Dark color, almost black, with a beautiful creamy head. Very strange aroma, with cream, tomatoes, sour and fermented fruits. Good body strength; sweet caramel flavor, with light fruits, wood, sourness, acetone. In the final, it’s a bit drier, and some darker malts manage to appear; creamy. A very complex beer, but difficult too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
On tap. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a dense and creamy beige head. Tart aroma, some Balsamico. Medium body, dry yet sweet’n’tart with dried fruit and notes of wood. Fairly tart finish with lots of acetone. An interesting but not very classic Flemish Red. 030610


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