SkillsFactory (523) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reserva 2013 lotto 5183647513 imbottigliata a Luglio 2014 aperta il 22/11/2015.
Tra l'ambrato e io tonaca di frate, opalescente con riflessi dorati, schiuma ocra discretamente persistenza vista la sua gradazione alcolica.
Aroma di pesca sciroppata, frutta matura, uva passa, zucchero di canna, note di porto.
Al palato uva passa, caramello, porto, elegantissima coda amaricante erbacea mista ad alcool.
Retrolfatto di frutta matura, uva passa e porto.
Corpo pieno, carbonazione media, medio-bassa, oleosa.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle, from Dutch’s. 2013 edition, bottled 7/2014. Just arrived this year. Up front, flavor is more like a maltier belgian tripel than a belgian winter ale. Bready, mildly sweet malt, some spicy hop, touch of grape. Port seems kind of mild. Totally hazy orange, slight red amber color. Ring of off-white head, couple loose bits of lace. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, touch of warmth pushing the aftertaste into the finish. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation, with a pretty dry finish. Mild roughness to it. Not as flavorful nor rich as I imagined it would be. Bit dry, bitter. Decent belgian strong ale, but I had much higher hopes for this. Not much really special about it. Some odd mustiness, touch of citrus, hint of wood, bit of bandaid.
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Hazy copper-brown tone with a long-lasting beige head. Sour mash, apple & red wine nose. Grainy, initially astringent, aged vinous notes with smooth Belgian strong ale fruitiness and light spice and an earthy, moldy wine cork finish. Mellow malt liquor alcohol character. Full body and medium+ carbonation. Different, but wouldn’t want more than one.
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
caesar (6611) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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..
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Simay (75) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
wiosna (591) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0, 33 l pullo @ Werkmeister’s place. Sameahko kullanruskea. Tuoksussa punaista hedelmää, luumua, mausteita, pehmeää tummaa mallasta. Maussa samaa kuin tuoksussa.
Saeglopur (1668) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.