bartlebier (840) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of kraddel@Post Toer de Geuze tasting. - My light and supposedly sessionable entry beer was a typical Struise brew, a quality mix of earthy tones, subdued older hop spice and loads and layers of caramel fruit tones fighting to play center stage. Typical Belgians this heavy on caramel and syrup are less and less pleasing to my palate, but the effort to keep this moderately dry and drinkable goes appreciated.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Dranken Geers, at the 500 miles tasting in the Sham, 23/03/13.
Hazed russet red/chestnut brown with a thin beige head that clears to a light film.
Nose is malt forward, dark fruits, sour tones, caramel, sugars.
Taste comprises caramel, dark fruits - lightly soured, dates, orange.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light sweetness.
Ok decent enough stuff.
greenclansman (635) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red amber color, thin body.
Malty, caramel aromas with a hint of hops.
Sweet taste with caramel hints in aftertaste.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big sticky tan foamy head that changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of a deep dark bloody cherry candy red colored beer.
Aromas of red and ripe brown fruit, cherries, raisin, strawberry, brown sugar, spices, toasted malts, sticky autumnal herbs, toffee, some cherry sour aromas and a hint of caramel.
Flavours of red fruit, cherry, strawberry, chalk, roast, bitters, spices, barley malts, bread, light floral, speculaas spices, some floral and plant tones, light dry.
Aftertaste is bitter with spicy tones, some toast/roast, bread, hay and malts.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, good medium to lightly fuller body and a light creamy texture.
A lovely smelling beer which just lacks a bit of body.
Swaroga (976) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark amber/red and hazy. Small head. Nose : yeast, wet laundry, tart, cooked fruits, dried plums. Sip : as usual smooth and medium thick. Low carbonation. Sweet with flavors of tart, cooked and dried fruits. Caramel, toffee. The beer is well balanced but not that balanced as the usual brew from De Struise. Delicate bitter finish with spices that leave a residue on the tongue. The beer is ok and easy to drink.
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown, reddish colored beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma is faint, balanced between yeastiness and some malts. Faint fruity notes detected. Not really too impressive. Flavour is on the sweeter side of the palate, has a lot malts and even a little touch of molasses. Very subtle, smooth mouthfeel, this goes down well. No alcohol detected, easy drinkable, decent brew. Nice.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much aroma or taste, but could be useful when thirsty. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Hazy brown/ red with a small head. Dried fruit, marzipan, malt and spices in the aroma. Fruity, malty and slightly metallic taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel and nuts. The finish is fruity and sweet. Not bad, but I was expecting a bit more.
dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is faint red fruit and some malt. Flavour is dryish malt ,some red fruit, wine and raisin notes. Nice bready and roasty caramel maltyness in the finish. Nice.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ home , think newest batch ( until feb 15, date of the event on the label is 6-8 juli 2012
pours very dark red-ish brownish- coppe-like coloured with ( as expected) big foam ( white)
not realy a scent noticable
good mouthfeel, too much carbo ( one of the onley beers of struise that have this that i know of) but not unreasonably much.
very thick sweet aftertaste wich is nice
again, struise doesnt make bad beer ( you might nut like it but it doesnt make it bad) but this is one of their ’ less good’ ones. wich is a respectable example of a (good made) typical belgian beer . low for struise, mediocer in total, good for a ’belgian ale’ style i supose.