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


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

cgarvieuk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, - MAY 5, 2013
bottle at Jens ... crisp golden copper ...r siing bubbles ... bubbly tan head ... soft sweet toffee ... spicy ovaltine ... little fizzy ... juicy malts ... soft sweet fruits ... oilt plums ... salty yeast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Lichtbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en krachtig, fruitig aarbei en bessen en iets van grapefruit. Deze versie is wat mij betreft vele malen beter dan de Bourbon versie. Erg goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle share round at Richy’s. Clear amber, with a bubbly, off white head. Very lively. Vine fruits. Port. Woody. Taste is tart, fruity dry. It’s a bit too fizzy, but manages to feel fairly rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2925) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Bottle shared thanks to Garrold, cheers Gary. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of port, toffee and plums. Taste is toffee, malts, port, treacle and alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle midlands tasting group. Brown orange good head. Aroma is caramel citrus fruits taste same nice sweetness some yeast good bitter finish. Ok body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a light tan head, yeast and port aroma, taste has fruit, some nutty action, doesn’t drink 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1618) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
(bottle)(with msbernac) hazy honey Amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of honey, bit of soy sauce; very well balanced flavour, well hidden alcohol, hidden depths

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1069) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, floral, honey, toffee Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2015
33cl bottle Pours a mid brown with white head Aroma is spice,grain sweetish Flavour is sweet spice with long spice finish not the best from this brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cad’s 10 year birthday tasting. Picked up from the school yard. Aroma is nice plumy fruits, stewed fruit, caramel. Mid amber coloured pour with a lasting greyish cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of plum, raspberry fruits, caramel, dark and nutty grains. A little warming booze in the finish is nice. Palate is semi-sweet, mid carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (106) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port Barrel Aged to jedno z dwóch zakupionych przeze mnie piw świątecznych - to było leżakowane w beczce po porto, a ja w porto zakochałem się będąc w Portugalii. Wygląda przepięknie ze swoją barwą będącą na granicy burgundu i miedzi. To lekko wysycone i gładkie piwo cieszy aromatem suszonych owoców, delikatnymi przyprawami, wiśnią i mocnym aromatem drewnianym. Wiśnia przydaje piwu cierpkości w smaku, ale generalnie piwo balansuje ku mocno owocowej słodyczy brzoskwini i ananasa. Piwo mocno rozgrzewa i chyba tylko delikatnie zbyt mocna pieprzowość mnie w nim gryzła. Tak czy siak jest bardzo dobrze!

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