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


on tap

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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Martinus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 16, 2013
Slightly hazy golden colour, white heads. Aroma of citrus, malts, strawberry, green apple, sour touch. Lemon sour flavour, strawberry and lactic acid. Sour finish, fruity, strawberry.
(Taster glass @ Struise beershop, Brugge)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Sampled January 2015
A pop of the cap quickly yields to a geyser of beer erupting from the bottle. Some quick glass work yeilded on a few ounces lost to the floor (to the joy of my dogs). The head is voluminious, light tan in color and fairly persistent given the excessive carbonation. The beer is quite hazy, a white, straw, orange / pale-amber color. The aroma smells grassy, tart with lactic acidity, with some citrus leaning notes, touches of sunbaked woody notes, some earthy, oak leaning aromatics, and a spiciness that finishes things off and adds some intrigue.

The beer is nicely tart, mostly lactic, but with a hint of some more complex acidity that adds a touch of a bite towards the finish. Dried grass, and sort of sunbaked wood shavings play a substantial, though not overwhelming role up front, and the finish has a solid carbonic pepperiness and a touch of woody astringency to it. The beer is light, and eminently quaffable; this is the type of beer that is just so refreshing that it literally just disappears so quickly. This has a nice citrusy quality to it in its acidity.

I have had this beer for far too long in my fridge without really knowing what it was. I should have opened this during the summer at some point, but this is so good that I am quite pleased that I decided to open it now. It has a great level of complexity for being such a low alcohol beer, but is not so complicated that it detracts from the eminent drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2029) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
75cl bottle shared. Slight gusher, very hard to pour after. Hazy golden with massive fizzy white head that lasts half a minute. Crackers, gooseberries, sour grapes, light apricot, funk, hay, lemon juice, wool (!), light caramel. Taste is almost medium sour with very light sweet and bitterness. Light bodied with lots of fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent for the ABV, but pleeeaaase stop the gushers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RW80 (1463) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
750 ml bottle Appearance- Murky 1 finger sized, with a hint of foam. Now as the bottle cap was blewn off in my car boot . I just had one remaining drop as a glass. Aroma: Yeast, apple cider, Spices. Taste: Sour and like the arroma, ok, but one sip is not that good. Thin body, average carbonation. Seeing the crazy gusher, I can not say I enjoyed that sip, the extra work to clean out my car. And yes there were also Hof Ten Dormaal bottles there in the same trunk, which have a reputation to gusher, no problems with those.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
750 ml bottle. At the Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland. 2010 vintage. BB 30/03/2018.
Hazy bright orange colour with a huge quickly diminishing foamy white head. Apple cider? Apple cider! Apple cider meets Glühwein. Not very sour. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
75 cl bottle, 2010 vintage @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. BBE 30.03.2018.
Pours hazy yellow color with a huge head. Gusher alert! The stuff just keeps on climbing from the bottle. Green apples on the nose, spices and some yeast. Green apples on the flavor also, yeast notes, wood and some Christmas spices too. Very weird and quite heavy drinkability vise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of green apples, soured milk and some citrus. Flavour of crisp green apples, mild orange sweetness, wood, soured milk and tart citrus. Some popcorn and strong spiciness. Light bodied. Very dry finish. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 5, 2015
Keg@small bar
sour tart, white wine notes, sharp, light body, lime fruit pastilles. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (405) - BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
07/03/2015 from tap @ ACBF 2015, Vichte. Golden colour, no foam. Aroma is sour, fresh, fruity. Taste : Sour, fruity, dry ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (1333) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. Blonde claire, très légère. Acidité bien présente. Pas vraiment à mon goût.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours cloudy and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is yeasty and lemony. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor is silly tart/lightly sour with some fruity strawberry and lemon character. Lengthy, tart, strawberry aftertaste. Thanks go out to darkguardian for another chance to try this world class gem! I enjoyed it far more this time around!

Original Rating:
Draft... Pours hazy and golden with a short-lived, white head. Notes of apple, pear and citrus acidity in the nose. Light-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is tart and citrusy. Crisp, tangy, dry finish
Original Score = 3.5

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