bierkoning (10745) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown color. Malt, dried fruit, plums, vanilla and bourbon in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with dried fruit and bourbon. Alcoholic. Vanilla. Slightly herbal. Complex beer.
MMR (398) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t say anything else than that the Struise is a brilliant Brewer with a sweet caramel/port like aftertaste as it’s signature. The Rye Reserva is a wonderful Quadrupel.
gEUS (1305) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taken from notes, on draft at ’t Schooltje during a students meet brewers experience exchange. Great memories. Pours dark amber with a nice firm beige head. Rich malty nose, stewed dark stone fruits (prunes, dates, figs). Rich full body, high on sweetness but ever silky as Always with Struise. Flavours are peach, dates, caramel and roasted malts. Nice!
Travlr (14212) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy dep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of stewed prunes, raisins, vanilla, dates. Taste is vanilla and butterscotch soaked dark fruit, whiskey. Very tasty.
Leighton (12696) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Old School - Oostvleteren, Belgium. Pours clearish gold with a light, white foam head. Mellow aroma, light yeast, bread. Medium sweet with some dry bread, ripe fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with notes of gooey honey, alcohol, bread. Very tasty. Quite well balanced.
Silvan7 (786) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@ home from beergusto. Colore ramato carico, quasi marrone con riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma fruttato, di frutti rossi, ciliegie e amarene, marmellata ai frutti di bosco, lievito belga in quantità. poco tostato, leggermente caramellato. Gusto dolce amabile, poco nulla amara, solo tostata, non molto luppolata. si ritrova il caramello ed il fruttato. poco corposa, rotonda, calda, piena. Poco carbonata è una birra equilibrata ed armonica.
Trappist1 (615) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon Barrel aged 2012. Dark amber brown color, with a brown head, some yeast flakes. Nose: caramel, dark sweet malts, wood&vanilla, strong alcoholic perfume, fruity touch, rich, complex nose. Taste: caramel, malts, sugar, alcohol, nuts, banana, heavy but still, balanced. Finish: full body, smokey touch in the finish, sweet. something peppery, spicy all in the back. very round, perfect carbonation for this beer. alcohol is providing some punch, also a very warming effect. This is a great beer. Food&drinks together. Good BA finish!
berntholer (1163) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yellowish head fades fast. brown colour. aroma of caramel, boozy, fruit esters, bread. taste like aroma with a long and sweet finish. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75 cl
Marduk (3218) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (shared by Chris, thanks). Hazy copper color. Tiny brownish-yellow head. Banana, vanilla, sweet, faint spicy aroma. Malty, banana, vanilla, sweet flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Nice sweet vanilla in aftertaste.
FatPhil (9831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - thanks Chris
Initially apple esters, later banana, even later marzipan aroma. Lovely smooth palate, sweet and soft. Lots of banana in the mouth. Heady retronasals, packed full of esters, but not saying 10%. Very rich malty body, does have hints of ryebread, in particular in the finish. Very nice sipper,but perhaps a bit heavy.