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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1598) - 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 (3774) - 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 (1837) - 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 (15622) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel apple, candi sugar, banana, and a touch of spices. It pours a dark hazy brownish-orange with a one finger off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with light fruit, banana, candi sugar, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate sweet apple with a touch of spice. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (716) - POLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Piana średnia, szybko opadająca do pierzynki. Barwa bursztynowa, lekko mętna, piwo ładnie "pracuje" w szkle. Aromat raczej słodki, czuć wpływ beczki po Porto, są nuty wanilii, słodkiego wina, kandyzowanych owoców, rodzynek, fig i brzoskwiń. W smaku półsłodkie, prym wiedzie tu domowe wino z rodzynek w towarzystwie owoców kandyzowanych, daktyli, karmelu i syropu klonowego. Całości dopełnia niewielka pestkowo ziołowa goryczka. Nagazowanie wysokie, drobne, szampańskie. Alkohol całkiem nieźle ukryty, rozgrzewający dopiero w żołądku. Porto i cierpka dębina w afterteasie. Treściwe, pełne, choć nie gęste, w odbiorze. Bardzo podobne do wersji leżakowanej w beczkach po Bourbonie, nieco delikatniejsze w odbiorze i bardziej ułożone piwo. Wydaje mi się, że nie jest to trunek dla każdego - mocny, słodowy i wybitnie deserowy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (784) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Un nez aux accents de figues, de dattes, de raisins secs, de caramel. Superbe complexité. De couleur brune pâle, très voilée. Une belle mousse crémeuse, épaisse et persistante. En bouche, les aspects sucrés prédominent avec les fruits noirs, les notes de crème brûlée ainsi que les accents de céréales. La texture est épaisse, liquoreuse, onctueuse. Une bière qui, à chaque gorgée, me fait dire ’’wow’’

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (565) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Prezentacja:
bardzo ciemny bursztyn, brąz, zmętnione, piana bardzo obfita, o średnich okach, szybciutko opada do kołnierza, słabo zdobi szkło;
Aromat:
niezbyt intensywny, kompot z suszonych owoców, wiśnie w kompocie, brzoskwinie, bardzo delikatny alkohol;
Odczucie:
ciało średnie ku wysokiemu, kremowe, wysokie nasycenie, rośnie w ustach;
Smak:
ciężko do zdefiniowania, śliwki w słodkiej mlecznej czekoladzie, czereśnie, toffi, nutka alkoholu;
Ogólnie:
niezłe, ale bez szaleństw, duży plus za słabo wyczuwalny alkohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llucmaduell (135) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2015
Struise beers are a mystery. You never know if you’ll find a wonderful beer or a good but not the height of fantantiques beers that occasionally you are. This is one of those who had not tasted; a powerful strong ale with a very correct treatment of the alcohol, perhaps too ditecte and lack of nuances. That if a good beer again. Maybe too young

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
2013 vintage. Rich red-amber colour with generous creamy beige head. Sweet aromas of toffee, port wine, plums, belgian yeast and oak. The taste has a lot of port notes, cherry, toffee, oak tannins, strong grassy hop bitterness and dryness, but still a lingering sweetness in the finish. Full bodied. Pretty good but a bit too much residual sweetness.


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