fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated B-09-09, September of 09 I would assume. Cloudy amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of stone fruit, dark fruit, husky grain, light caramel, some cereal and lots of bready yeast. Tastes like a big sweet barleywine up front, lots of toffee, sweet caramel, butterscotch, spice, dark fruit, soon after some hazelnut, earth, hints of sweet nectarine and other stone fruit, sweet salted fruit and caramel finish. Heavy, chewy bodey, light but slightly sharp carbonation and slightly dry finish. Good stuff, it doesn’t seem much like a Saison, but being 3 years old I am not alarmed.
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. No lacing. Aroma of syrup and strawberries. Flavour of caramel, peppery malt and heather honey - sweet but not cloying. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Drinks well for the strength but lacks complexity and depth.
Cokemonkey11 (467) - - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours almond Brown and medium hazy with thin tan head of bubbles subsiding average. Scent is interesting Belgian triple with scents of Apple and ethanol. Taste is medium spiced Belgian ale. Apples. Cinnamon. Finish is smooth and a little sticky on the throat. Great.
sjogro (2497) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cellar cleanout tasting at deanso’s. Vintage bottle from 2012 courtesy of kermis. Very hazy orange. White head. Sweet malts, caramel, grain, brett, gumball, alcohol. Over medium sweet, light vegetal bitter. Over medium body, fizzy carbonation. Sweet syruppy finish.
mariuspoenari (1422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. 2012 vintage. Gusher. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Funky brett, caramel, honey, paracetamol. Medium body, low carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 2016 - Bottle share in Watford as ’Struise Tsjeeses’, 10%, 2013 vintage. Many thanks to Fergus. Dark murky hazy orange-brown, still, foamy dense creamy head, light lacing. Aroma is spicy, bready, tea, twiggy. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is quite sweet, Candi sugar, some sherry, spicy finish, a little twiggy, some booze showing up. OK but a bit harsh and boozy. (3.3)
vinivini (1231) - BELARUS - JUL 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy amber to orange liquid, moderate quickly diminishing head. Very fruity nose. Lemon, melon, tropical fruit, candy, Belgian yeast. Complex. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy. Mighty still refreshing taste. Candy, lollipop, melon, spicy yeast, lemony hop. Light to medium bitterness balancing the whole celebration. Very distinct, very complex, a top achievement.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Jashiu (107) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 bottle @Pułapka Gdańsk. Smells of dried fruit - a lot of raisins and dates... some plum, caramel, spices and some red wine notes. Pours hazy dark amber with off white head. Taste is dried fruit sweetness, caramel in the beginning and goes through belgian yeast and spices to a dry bread style finish. Soft carbonation, medium full. Overall I loved this beer, probably one of my Belgian favorites. Got one bottle to see how it ages. Amazing beer, highly recommended.
ZodiacM (797) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uit de fles geschonken. Amberkleurig bier. Bekende moutige geur van Belgisch bier met wat tonen van gist. Smaak is moutig, kruidig, caramel. Een prima verwarmend bier, maar in vergelijking met andere Struise bieren vind ik deze iets minder, maar zeker niet slechts.
rusos (543) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2015, Many thanks to gurthnar. Hazy amber colour, no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, spicy, caramel, yeast. Taste is sweet, malty, spice, caramel. Belgian. Alcohol is very very well hidden. Drinkable. Good.
Gurthnar (4841) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Bottle shared in swap by ShivanDragon. Many thanks! 2015 vintage. Surprisingly easy drinking, with high carbonation. Classic complex Belgian. Spicy, caramel, soft subtle grassy hoppiness. Alcohol dangerously well hidden. Classic.