glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas of cookie and nutty for the malt, herbs and orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, and notes of raisin, plum, wood, brown sugar, nutmeg and alcohol in the background. Head is large, frothy, beige with darker streaks, with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy medium brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then the long finish is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a lively carbonation and a sticky finish. Complex in aroma, well balanced in flavor with a nice warming quality. This Belgian Strong Ale is a good wintertime choice.
Metalchopz (2446) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 edition with a best before date of 31/12/2018. Blew up on me when opened and went all over the place. What was left from it was cloudy amber with lots of sediments floating around. Foamy light-brown head, lasting long enough and with thick soapy lacing. Fruity aromas with apples, mild peaches, caramel, yeast and the sugar. Not as sweet for the taste, but the apples and caramel are present. Some decent smooth bitterness and grass flavours in the finish. Well-brewed, but not something I would have again (not my style).
HugoNeto (23) - BRAZIL - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced flavours, toffee and caramel! Love Struisesss..... a beer to be tasted without noise, interruptions and food!
Alengrin (2592) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally a Christmas ale, matured on stone fruits. Peach blonde, misty blonde beer under a creamy, off-white head. Strong and inviting aroma of peach, orange, honey, white pepper, sourish wheat, melon, dried apricot, white wine; very fruity onset built on a deep bready and caramelly malt sweetishness, some drying woody hints, complex, with a deeply warming aftertaste of aromatic hops, malt, fruit and warming, brandy-like alcohol. Jesus, what a beer... is what one of the Struise brewers allegedly called when this was tasted the very first time. Not sure if this should be classified as a tripel, but surely it ought to be classified as a world-class Belgian strong.
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from l’Office des Grands Crus.
Pour Golden brown and a bit hazy. Nice medium lasting foam.
Smell barley, brown sugar and spices.
Same thing for the taste. Long finish of barley and belgian yeast.
A very nice winter beer.
ceck82 (44) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33 cl. XXXII The Great Power Of Beer&Wine
De color cobre con espuma blanco roto densa y persistente, en nariz viene la fruta pocha y se percibe el acidez y muchos esteres a levadura, recuerda a cierta saison belgas como Fantome.
En boca es plena, cálida y alcol uva, dulce pero con un final seco.
De las tres tjesseses la más clásicas.
witthatsbier (302) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a darkish brown with off white head
aroma is sweet with a bit of grain
taste is sweet malty with short sweet finish
ok but was expecting better
dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with little head. Aims of banana, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is burnt sugars, caramel, banana. Good stuff
Stuu666 (4060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper, nose is lime, banana, toffee, taste is sweet, fruit, rich, caramel.
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014.10 - blindtaste met de Gentse Biervereniging - blind geproefd, middelmatig bier (de naam loopt soms vooruit op ...)