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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dear mother of Sverige,
We send you our approach for the Svea IPA. As your growing thirst is leaning towards more bitter levels, we have carefully selected a set of noble hops, for you to enjoy on every suitable occasion.
From Struise with hops
Ingredients: Water, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rye, Hops, Sugar, Yeast & a Struise twist.
Made for Monk’s Cafe Sveavägen, Stockholm.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle: Big and very vast slight fluffy head, stays on this beer for almost the entire time. The beer itself has a hazy deep dark amber color. Smell is good hoppy, citrus, pine, bit sharp hoppy and green fresh sharp herbs. Even some light perfume. Taste is milder than the smell, some hops, light citrus, light fruity, sharper and light fresh herby, a light hint of yeast and medium bitter. Nice bitter (good warm hoppy) aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, medium to fuller body, and a light watery texture. A bit weak in body but the bitterness is pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (1693) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Colour is hazy orange with white head. Fruity and hoppy. Pretty plain from Struise this time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5337) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. This has a gushing being head that too slowly dissipates. There is some suspended yeast and solids floating around in this dark brown beer. The nose is yeast, malt, and floral hops. The flavor is the same but the hops are more complex. Fruit and bitterness are considerably more tasted than smelled and rye is noted. The finish is sulfur and yeast. This was interesting and not bad at all. It is what I would expect out of a Belgian IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1359) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
The aroma is a bit strange, but enjoyable, it is very berry and tangy and hops aromatic. Even the taste is a bit strange and in it there is a lot of flavors but the ones I think emerges most is yeast, berries and hops, and in the aftertaste the alkohol. A nice and somewhat different beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3875) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
33cl bottle, BBE 05/2014. Poured mahogany with a foamy, huge beige head. Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruits and floral notes. Flavor is bitter at first, very citrus and tropical fruits before some rye notes comes along as well as a little sweetness. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. Wow, great blend of bitterness and sweetness. Have to try this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 6, 2011
Orange hazy body, huge white head. Decent hoppy aroma with orange, caramel, yeast. Nice balanced flavour with hops, cereal, caramel, grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Some Belgian spice in an otherwise thick yet indeterminate aroma. Strange. Some light tinny hops at the end with a fairly thick strange body. I can’t say I’m a fan. It gets better but just not quite right to me. Maybe the rye?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
330 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy earthy some caramel white fruits and citrus flavor malts spicy citrus fruits earthy and a bitter hoppy finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Thanks Bobby Ray!!! Pour murky brown to grey with a ton of floaties and a huge beige head good lace. Aroma citrus, tropical fruits, yeasty/spicy, bready, earthy, caramel. Taste grassy, earthy, bitter, slight funk ,citrus fruits, caramel, bread. MF medium body fizzy carb. Overall interesting take on a IPA drinkable not outstanding a little out there but doesn’t all work well together.


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