Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of medium floral hops with sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by a sweet malt base with light residual sugar notes and a somewhat tired hoppy finish veering more on the floral side of things. Body is full with good carbonation and alcohol very well hidden. Well brewed though hoppy flavours were a bit off and probably not that necessary.
ClubGonzo (4497) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from EtreGourmet, shared with Palme. Murky light brown body which looks...well, not very inviting. :-S Aroma is candy cotton and dark candy sugars, with hints of guarana and cola beans. Strange, but nice. Taste is honey, candy sugars, dry yeasty tones and hints of apple juice. Kinda like a mix between a tripel and a quad in my palate, this is a dangerously drinkable (at 12 % ABV, which is severely cloaked), very nice and quite original invention from Struise. Extra props for having just about the cutest label I’ve ever seen. Who could not love a rocking horse beer?? :-D
GT2 (9151) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL thanks to FlandersNed. The pour is hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Spotty lace remains. Lemon and orange sherbet nose with flowers and citrus. Taste is soft, bitter, earthy, nutty bitter. No astringency. Lemon tart finish. Feels like a softer DIPA. Very nice. 12% not evident.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary caramel and honey nose. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, some golden grapes, light pear, lots of caramel, a bit astringent.
Travlr (14694) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy f GT2, saved in his beer cellar with a small sticker that says "share with Gene." Probably the most thoughtful thing that anyone has ever done for me in my entire life. Seriously. Cloudy amber color, fizzy white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is very malty, with a profile similar to Rosste Jeanne I think. Nice.
grunx (367) - - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 Provada al Drunk Monk. Aroma envolvent. Molt complexa. A cada glop sensacions diferents. Sour d’altíssima qualitat. Cervesa de guarda. D’aquí a uns anys pot ser la hòstia!
omhper (20560) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks Pallieter85! Cloudy golden, small head. Buttery sweaty grapefruit aroma. Dryish and full bodied. Fruity with syrupy mouthfeel. The hops are tired by now, but the finish remains really bitter.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Struise beer that Travlr hasn’t had? Yes, please! Thank you secret santa. Pours apricot in color with a trim white head. Smells of sweat, canned peaches, and hops. Sweet in flavor with added notes of malt and Hawaiian Punch. Really enjoyed this.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt amber orange color with minimal head. Smells creepy, fruity and belgiany. Tastes delicious.
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
head: small , white
colour: hazy dark yellow amber
smell: clearly alcohol, peaches, sweet, yeast, reminds of cognac
taste: bitter mouthfeel in start , malts, barley , anis , then something sweet rushes in and immediatly after that my mouth runs very very dry !! cheeks back of the tongue all dry , alcohol in the start and alcohol in the end , aftertaste is very grassy , end is dry , texture of beer is oily , carbonation very soft