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

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Living Amber beer of high fermentation, unfiltered and unpasteurized. De Struise Brouwers brewing @ the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maris (1340) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 28/5/2016 (bottle labelled 2015). Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. Has a very slight tart aroma. Taste wise, itís sour, salty, and generally unpleasant, with some mild, off fruitiness about the only thing presenting. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Horrible and hard to get through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (999) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 25, 2016
Muddy dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, belgian yeast esters but also some fruity hops. Taste is quite surprising. It starts tart with a hint of balsamic vinegar, toasted malt, a bit of caramel and earthy hops. Finishes bitter with grapefruit peel and earthy hops. Body is quite light and has a medium carbonation. Itís not a bad beer but itís very odd. It doesnít fit in any style of beer so itís a bit hard to judge. Overall itís interesting and deserves a try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kr1zz (331) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2016
Bottle bought at Geers Oostakker. Pours dark red with a medium beige head. Nutty flavours, mettalic, little bitterness, malts, slightly sour, spices, herbs,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (579) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
2015 vintage. Ruby red with light haze, very small head that rapidly disappears leaving only a ring on the surface around the edge of the glass. Aromas of caramel malts and dried fruits and raisins. The taste is lightly acetic sour, green apples, cola, a little toasty malt, herbal hop character. Light bodied and acidic, low carbonation. This seems much more like an oud broun/flanders red style and is fairly decent when viewed as that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (545) - MEXICO - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy reddish beer with a small white head. Aroma is of spices, dried fruits, mud and coffee. Taste is sour with moderate carbonation and astringency. Medium bodied with an earthy finish. Sour and well-balanced aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (823) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Sparkling copper with a creamy to minimal offwhite head. Sweet aromas of red apples, red fruits, caramel. Itís a sour! Deep fruity sour character into a stinging tart acidic finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10741) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, malt, berries, spice and sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle 33cl. vintage 2015 (BB 6-2018). Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy dark amber, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, almost no lacing; aroma roasted malts, caramel, dried dark fruits, nutty, sourish notes; taste opens soft sweet and bitter, followed by sourness, malty, toffee, fruity, with long duration, dry sourish finish with mild sweet and bitter notes, bit woody; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; a mix of Belgian styles and surprisingly well-balanced for that matter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1565) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 30, 2015
butelka, warka do A-06-18. ciemny bursztyn, metnawe, z kremowa, bardzo ladna i zostajaca troche na szkle piana. aromaty glownie slodowe - chleb, karmel, miod, ale tez przyprawowosc, slady przejrzalych owocow. w smaku zdziwko - bo niby to co w aromatach jest nadal obecne, ale dominujaca jest kwaskowatosc. Moze jakos nie do konca typowo refermentowalo sobie w butli, ale efekt fajny, bo to jest kwaskowatosc wlasnie a nie kwasnosc. jest tez oczywiscie slodyczy nieco. jest dosc lepka faktura jak na styl zwlaszcza (wlasnie, to jest pozastylowe piwo mam wrazenie, cos bardziej jak amber ale z przyprawmi na europejskich chmielach w odczuciu bardziej niz belgian ale). Dobre. Ale zarazem od Strusi tylko dobre to jednak rozczarowanie

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9979) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
Bouteille:Hazy to cloudy, ruby-amber coloured, loose ín lacy off-white head, some floaties visible; sweet caramelly nose, traces of cacao and dried fruits over a light acidity; moderate sweet-bitter flavour with a delicate sourish touch, relatively light bodied for a beer of 6.5% and a bit tart; lingering caramelly and sweet-fruity finish, some yeasty tartness in the aftertaste. Not the best brew from the Spanish NetherlandsÖ


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