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Struise Weltfreude

Struise Weltfreude
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Blond Sour Ale -Fermented with various berries from the forest. Burgundy Barrel Aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2619) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, raspberry, wood and funk. Slightly sweet flavour that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Churchkey, 7/12/14.Pours hazy purple with almost no head. Aroma of sweet blackberries, floral and vegetable notes. The taste is tart and sweet blackberries, mild vegetal notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep cloudy ruby red color. Aroma of cherries, raspberries. Taste is subtly sour cherries. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Tap @ Carnivale Brettanomyces 2014. Looks like tomatojuice. Outspoken blueberry aroma. Sour lemony flavor with blueberries and sour apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Fruity smell with cherries. Tart taste with cherries, sour but I don’t get that typical almond aroma. Light body, love the sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap. Muddy reddish amber, with a thin off white head. Berries, currant, sourness, stale sweet bread, notes of wet cardboard, and some raspberry. Overall not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (846) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Small sample from tap at Beertemple during Carinvale Brettanomyces 2014. Pours murky pink/red with no head. Looks more like a smoothy than a beer. Aroma has blueberries, rhubarb and red fruits. Taste also has blueberries, red fruits, some tartness and lactic acid. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Draught @ Beer Temple. Aroma feels like watermelon juice. Flavour is rather tart and aggressive with redcurrants and some grapefruit. Strong rhubarb tones at the end of the glass. Short flavour, finishes watery. I like the tartness here, but unfortunately that is all this beer has to give.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap at Churchkey. Pours cloudy red with no head. Aroma is lactic berries, herbal notes and hops, light cracker malt and toast. Flavor is lactic berries, herbal hops and faint bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bite of biretta and some sour, lightly astringent cherry and grapefruit. Finishes medium sour/tart. Pours red without much head or lacing. A touch on the watery side with slick texture. Tap at Churchkey.

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