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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (485) - BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
14/11/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Hazy amber with nice, quickly fading head. Aroma is boozy, candi sugar, light vinous. Taste is marzipan, caramel, candi sugar, hints of port, but booze is a bit too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6180) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Burg Bierwinkel, vintage 2011 BB 26-12-2017, large sample. Hazy amber color, short frothy head. Aroma is spicy, raisins, bit mashed apples, slight red wine, bit cinnamon. In taste again lots of mashed apples, slight alcohol, port wine, spices. Pretty sweet, but also dry from the spices. Quite complex, bit harsh on the alcohol. Interesting stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1255) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
DWF; Bottle, branded 2013, from Ambolten. Pours large, hazy cobber with a tan, frothy, lasting and lacing head. Nose is moderate to heavy, malt, caramel, spice, sweet citrus fruit, ripe plums, yeast and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, balancing with a lasting sweet vinious, spice, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Ai..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1538) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle at Cafe Rose Red, 29th October 15. Pours dark, slightly murky, aroma is rich, fruit cake, some vinous notes. Taste is deep, sweet, but balanced, raisin, fig, vinous undertones. Delicious and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simay (74) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
Hazy amber colour with little off white head. Aroma: raisins, alcoholic, sherry, caramelised sugar, spices. Taste: caramel sweetness, plum liquor. Little carbonation. Full and oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (545) - - OCT 29, 2015
0, 33 l pullo @ Werkmeister’s place. Sameahko kullanruskea. Tuoksussa punaista hedelmää, luumua, mausteita, pehmeää tummaa mallasta. Maussa samaa kuin tuoksussa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1438) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Deep copper, hazy body, with a quite small, frothy, beige head.
Aroma of barrel, dried and ripe fruits, caramel, wine
Taste follows this, with some more spicy notes.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes wooden, spicy, sweet malty, a bit fruity.

Nice one, but a bit underwhelming maybe. Not very complex in my opinion. Still well balanced, with nice barrel and dried fruit notes. Overall not among my favourite beers from de Struise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2015
0,33l bottle shared by Werckmeister @ his place, thanks! Pours clear orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol, raisins and brandy. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, dark fruits, brandy, port and some hops. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1577) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
0,33l bottle at home shared by me and Simay. Vintage 2013. BB 08/2019. amber hazy color, small off-white head. smells acidic, plums, some alcohol, spices, raisins, marzipan. lovely smell. full body, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel. tastes of plums, raisins, some alcohol, spices. finishes with alcohol and plum notes. nice one, lovely smell, taste is a bit disappointing and simple. overall good beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14909) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle 330ml (from BBF, vintage 2013)
Deep amber color, steady small beige head. Toasted sugar, cardboard, light sherryish aroma. Medium-bodied, active carbonation (which is not nice). Cane sugar is there even honey, portwine is there with light spiceyness (clove, cinnamon) and some alcohol. Fruity Belgian yeast. Ok.


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