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


on tap

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
330 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazy, dull orange-amber color with a huge, frothy off-white head that leaves spots of lace while settling into a thin cap. Aroma of herbal hops, dusty funk, dry grains, hay, rye, wheat, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of straw, funk, rye, sweet malts, tea, Belgian yeast, and some citrus peel. Lingering mustiness and bitterness, but not overwhelmingly so. Light-medium bodied, with a grainy, funky, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I liked this more and more as it went down. Really nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
33 cl bottle thanks to and shared with sebletitje on September 15, 2011
LOT 53/31/2010 - BB 31/01/2014
Clear copper color, huge lasting yellow head. Sweet, malty, a bit spicy taste. A touch of alcohol. Smooth yet to the medium side mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, spicy, alcohol scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7126) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
33cl bottle from Struise shop.BB 31/01/2014 Léger trouble orangé, col blanc. Arôme est assez faible pour un IPA où le malt se fait plus présent laissant entrevoir un houblon très discret. Grains dont l’avoine rajoute un côté épais au palais qui quant à lui garde la présence de levure Struise, léger épice avec le seigle. Impression d ’un houblon allemand, et au final, une bière douce, trop sucrée et maltée. Un peu décevante, et donc vu ce profile, du mal à voir comment cette IPA tiendrai jusque en 2014!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange amber with a four finger creamy/foamy off-white head. Aroma of evergreen over warm malt. Flavor is fairly resin with quite a bit of light fruit; evens some floral. There’s a lot going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours murky copper with a massive beige head and a marvelous piney aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus and pine, although still fairly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2662) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
I think this is a great IPA and I dont understand the low rating but oh well. One of the best European IPAs out there. Aroma and taste are orange citrus with grassy herbal qualities. Very crisp and fresh. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 My favorite foreign IPA. Good citrus nose, very slight belgian yeast contribution. Tons of citrus hops in the flavor, very slight bitter in finish. Love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of cracker, pear, lemon zest and light orange. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of crackers, light orange and light lemon zest with a smooth lightly bitter citrus finish. Not an IPA in any stretch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at The Palm Tavern. The one of two Struisse IPAs I tried that worked for me. Decent bitterness. Totally neutral smell. Black body with some head. Carbonation right there. Good drinkability

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7370) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 Tap. Rich gold pour with a big white head. Smells like citrus hops and bread. Smooth, slightly carbonated palate. Taste is Belgian yeast and citrus hops. Damn....this is really good.

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