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

bottled
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RATINGS: 324   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5924) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draught at TND: Aroma of hops, malt, slight caramel, slight citrus, and slight rye. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, loose, rocky, off-white/tan head that diminished greatly. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, light caramel, light resin, and slight citrus. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, light caramel, light rye, slight resin finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Cloudy orangish-brown appearance with a huge, lively, light brown head. Earthy, piney/sprucey, organic hoppy nose. Piney, sprucey, organic hoppy, sort of weird wheat/barley/rye malty flavor. Mild earthy, somewhat piney hoppiness. Pretty decent beer but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Deep orange/amber hue. Big, creamy, fluffy off-white head. Slow to die and leaves a trail of blood...err, lacing behind. Slight citrusy aroma. A bit of a hoppy smell, and slight, slight malt aroma. Nicely balanced flavor of malt and hops, with a slight astringency. Not very bitter, but there is some in the back. Not too bad of an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
Rusty colour with a medium head. Powerful hop aroma with floral notes and a hint of marmalade and honey. Quite bitter on the palate but ssomewhat balanced by subtle sweet and fruit flavours - grapefruit, tropical fruits, apricot, marmalade with a hint of caramel. This beer could act as a gateway between IPA and Belgian Ale styles as it has elements of both.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Hazy dark orange / light brown color, off-white head. Decent smell, nice taste of pine and fruits, but all a bit weak. Not really bitter and hoppy enough for me I guess.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a murky orange hued body and a massive tan head (on an IPA?). Aromas of are sweet, candy like, tons of esters, candied orange peel, floral, vanilla, grassy. Interesting hop aroma. A hint of guava. Malt malt is bready, caramel, and toasty. Smells a bit too sweet and too estery for my liking. Flavors of candi sugar, orange peel, herbal, floral hop notes, bready, light esters. Very minimal bitterness. Some what smooth even. Lively carbonation. Medium bodied, a bit too sweet in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet. Was excited about this new IPA from Struise. Dark brown body with huge head. Nose of hops and grapefruit. Taste is quite hoppy and bitter. Really nice hops. But a bit unbalanced too. Enjoyable nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
33 cl Bottle, August 2011, Bottled in 2010.
Red, deep amber colour with a large rocky foam. As I pour aromas of tropical fruits and grassy hops hits me hard. But after the initial pour I pretty much only get the malt in the aroma. It’s not bad though, it have a real pleasant feeling to it which is unusual in an older IPA. The mouthfeel is pretty full but unfortunately the alcohol shines though a bit to much. It could be that the hops covering it have faded.

The taste is not to sweet and the remaining hops in the beer gives a flavour of mango, gooseberries and apples. The malt character is still nice and actually very interesting, that’d be the one good reason to try even an older bottle. I enjoyed it and I can imagine it tastes better out of a tap a bit fresher then this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Tap at Palm Tavern. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a white head and spotty lacing. Looks very filtered. The aroma is grassy and bitter with a nice grain laden silage. The palate is super smoothly textured with a perfect carbonation and bitterness.


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