Struise Smonk
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ypres , with partly smoked malts used .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (510) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at Oud Schoolke. Pours hazlenut brown. Nose is balsamico, vinegar, lactose, some malts. Taste is a bit better, more balsamico, sorry I hate Balsamico. Not my beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Black but not pitch black. 2 finger creamy head. Extra tart nose. Had an oud bruin nose. Cherries and a lot of peater smoked malt. Very smokey and burnt oak and birch wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
The great innovators of Belgian beer culture, Struise Brouwers, created something completely different with this: a smoked oud bruin... I had serious doubts if this would work, but it proved a very interesting and well crafted beer. Off-white, coarse head, dark bronze colour with wine red hue; complex and strong aroma of dried fruits, wine vinegar, smoked bacon, oak, passion fruit, caramel, yoghurt. Dry fruity taste with drying tartness, spicy accents, smooth malt sweetishness evolving into a dry, smoked and woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (425) - - SEP 5, 2014
Drucken på Monks. Lite lätt bärig rökig doft med syra, vacker djup färg, smaken påminner lite rodenbach fast utan marsipan och med lätt rök och röda syrliga bär. Kroppen är Lagom mellanstor. Bra öl, med bra procent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s for the Sour Beer Summit. Deep reddish-hued amber. Aroma is deep basement funk, cherry, and smoke. Taste is super funky lactic yeast sour, dark cherry, and smokey malts. Sour with some nice smokey bits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1240) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Roscoe’s in Portland, OR. Colour...dark amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...lightly acetic and slightly funky, with smoky notes and generalised fruit. Palate...nicely balanced between tangy funk, fruit and smoke. The smoke shows more on the back palate and raisins and currants dominate the front. The finish is moderate in length and slightly soapy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (240) - - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a deep brown body with a quite small head. Somewhat sour aroma with tones of wooden barrels. Pleasently sour taste of fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014.
Very dark brown color, small brown head. Acidic to sour, fresh scent. Acidic, berries, some vinegar taste. A bit Salubrin aftertaste, also dandelion stems. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Very well balanced and satisfying old flemish ale. Hope they will put it in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2011 vintage on draught at Novare Res, pours dark almost opaque burnt blood red brown with light edges and tiny head. Nose is fruity crisp acidic dark cherry and fruits, musty earth, wood, suble smoke, hint of copper. Taste is tart dark fruits, cherry cola, basement wood, pretty well balanced smoke. Finish is fruity tart cherry cola, nutty fruit bread, smoke, lacto.

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