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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: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


Pinball's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, - JAN 21, 2013
cloudy brown, smooth small offwhite head. aroma is very mild, slightly boozy. flavor is boozy, bourboney, complex fruity, hints of yellow fruits, port noes, while aroma was so-so , flavor is fantastic.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Vintage 2013. Aroma is caramel, spices, wonderful port barrel, dark fruit, booze, cherries maybe, smells great. Appearance is dark rust brown, light tan head, mostly clear. Taste is really really good. Port, spice, wood, dark fruit, booze, caramel, yowza. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, dry boozy port barrel aftertaste. Overall, I’m a big fan of this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stultus (79) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2016
Pours amber with a thick white head. Aroma caramel malty and candy sugar, fruity. Taste has both spicy bitterness and caramel sweetness, fruity, alcohol. Strong body, medium carbonation. Long sticky bitterish alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Bruges somewhere. Tawny amber colour. Looks a bit see through. Not sure what Port tastes like, so no comment. Smells richly fruitcakey, with some wine (A-ha!). Slight biscuit in the cake. Finish peters out a bit, but it’s very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaredmichelson (1) - - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
Hazy color. Malty and sweet. Lovely subtly sweetness, and the port comes through extremely well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Vintage bottle from 2011 courtesy of kermis. We’re still at the cellar cleanout tasting at deanso’s. Hazy amber with thin white head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, white raisans, dades. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Over medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1532) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Vintage 2011. Hazy dark orange with a thin beige head. Notes of rum, toffee, sweet macerated fruit. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Vintage 2011. Sameanruskea, ehkä aavistuksen punertava olut vaahtoaa kohtalaisen runsaasti. Tuoksussa reilua hedelmäisyyttä, ainakin luumua sekä rusinaa. Lisäksi löytyy kevyttä paahteista maltaisuutta sekä mausteisuuta. Oikein toimiva tuoksu. Maussa hedelmää, luumu ja rusina nousevat esiin myös tässä. Hieman kuivempaa ja mausteisempaa otetta havaittavissa loppupuolella. Myös alkoholi aavistuksen verran esillä, mutta ei haittaavasti. Hieman keskitäyteläistä paksumpi suutuntuma. Tämä on yllättävän erilainen Struise Tsjeeses Reservaan verrattuna. Ei niin makean sokerinen eikä viinimäinen, mutta monin tavoin vielä asteen verran parempi. Erittäin tasapainoinen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle 2013, Many thanks to gurthnar. Hazy amber golden colour. White head. Aroma sweet , spicy, caramel, wood. Taste os sweet, malty, fruity, spicy. Wood. High carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt, alcohol, candies in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, candies, sugar, sweet riots, port. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5003) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle shared in swap by ShivanDragon. Many thanks! 2013 vintage. Alcohol hidden very well. High carbonation. Dried fruits, chocolatey spicy, Belgian yeast. Port barrel not imparting as much complexity as I hoped for, but still a great beer.


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