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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: 327   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle pours dark amber-brown with a thick cream coloured foam and a spicy, hoppy, honeyed and lightly musty nose. Initially sweet and fruity, then rapidly drying with bitter earthy and vegetal notes followed by spicy hoppiness and a little caramel returning in the earthy bitter finish. A nice example of a Belgian IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from the Craft webshop. Dark amber colour, small golden head. Aroma is sweet but lightly hoppy, grassy, malty. Taste is pleasantly bitter, decent maltiness, bit of citrus, grassy, bit of lemon, caramel and lightly spicy. Different from how I remember it, but pretty nice still. Definitely more malty than hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a light orange/brown. Medium carbonation. smells sweet, sugary. Not bad taste, but not what I was expecting. Definately not like American IPAs. There isn't much of any hop flavor. Nice malty taste. Good but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, peppercorn, esters, melon. Mouthfeel is nice with lighter body and high carbonation. Sweet initially with bitter finish and CO2 sharpness. Overall, this is a so so brew with a slight metallic essence in the finish. Seems a bit miscategorized for an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Really fruity IPA. Bottle pour. 12 oz from lakeview liquor. Dark orange with hardly any head. Smells like a saison. Belgium all over this one. Not bad. Not very IPA in my opinion

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1385) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Murky amber body with a faint beige head that slowly fades to nothing. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, lightly roasted malt, yeast and a hint of strawberry. Sweet, malty flavour with subtle hop notes of earth and cooking apple. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. To me, this tastes more like a Dubbel than an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from the cellar, provenance lost in the mists of time (Kris Wines?) Quite a deep amber brown colour, thick white head. Malty for an IPA, good structure with all those random grains, the rye I think definitely stands out., slightly sweet funky flavour nice. Hops also there, earthy bitterness, less of the citrus. Not an IPA for your average American hophead, that’s for sure, but a very tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4678) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of yeast, some malts, rye, hint of plastic, light fruity, almost like a dry Abbey Dubbel, tiny hint of hops. Flavour is rye bitterness, dry, malty, hint of cocoa, light fruity, toast, roasted malts, bitterness underneath, bitter finish, but not necessarily hoppy. Light to medium-bodied. Not worthy of the name IPA in my book, maybe as an old-style IPA, but this is a seriously underwhelming beer. Doesn’t make it bad though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ipamonger (69) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a lighter ruby/brown, with a thick, fine, off white head. Aroma is mild citrus grapefruit, belgian malt, a bit cheesy, slight antiseptic. Taste is sweet leading to bitter, strong hint of vanilla, good body. Somewhat dry finish. Not bad. I must say that the label is nice. De Struise labels often are.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - NOV 7, 2013
nice dark amber colour with thick head. yeasty aroma malts and mildly citrus bitter hops light bitter taste citrus, malty back bone medium body


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