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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: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4264) - 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 (812) - 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 (5563) - 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 (9454) - 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 (3671) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours murky raspberry with a small off white head. Aroma of tart red fruits, raspberry. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2944) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
On tap at the BeerTemple. Hazy, Murky pink pour with white head. Aroma is really fruity, strawberry, lactic, plain yogurt. Taste is lactic, fruity, strawberry, very tart and lactic, rhubarb. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3103) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Poured reddish with a small off white head. Aroma of slightly sour berries, soft malt. Light body, flavour is vanilla sweetness, sour berries, tart, light Brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2058) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
This is the Weltmerz, but with blueberries. Proves to be a great combination. The strong sourness combine greatly with the soft fruitiness of the berries. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (7302) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Sampled from tap @ Beer Temple. Well, starting with the appearance, it looks like tomato juice. Aroma suggests the beer is fruity and perhaps even a bit sweet. The taste is more sour -as expected- and the texture does indeed remind me a bit of tomato juice. Nah, not really my thing I guess.

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