ShivanDragon (983) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
gouden/geel helder met schuimig witte kraag
aroma: moutig, tarwe.. waar zijn al de lekkere aroma’s ?
smaken: medium zoet, matig bitter, tarwe, graan, droog
medium body. zacht mondgevoel, afdronk: zoetig en droog,
vind hem niet bijzonder, eerder wat waterig, nee gaat niet mijn favoriete witbier laat staan struise worden!
MrW (333) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Aroma of citrus, orange peel, tropical fruits.
Misty blond/yellow, loads of sparkling, white slowly fading head.
Fruity taste, orange, pineapple, not that rich.
Soft mouthfeel, fresh, light sweet mouthfeel, easy drinking.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Misty in the glass; a sunny orange with very sparse carbonation and headless bar a ring of white on the meniscus. Nose is spicy and yeasty with a lot of sweet and sour fruit like lychee, peach, pineapple and apricot. Doughy and yeasty in the mouth. Sweet, biscuity malts dominate - a witbier? - with a lot of orange juice giving it a tangy, lightly spicy back-end. Finish is on the dryer side seeing the malt and bready yeast fade off to nothing at all. Medium-light bodied, soft in carbonation. Not what I’d call a witbier, but easy drinking none-the-less. (33cL, BBE 02/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
bartlebier (831) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl BB02/2014. - Pours a viscous dirty orange. Nose is heavy on sugary yeast right from the onset. Taste and palate dominated by heavy yeasts, liquid syrup, undefinable cloying spices, with alleviating citrus zest barely noticeable in the back. A disappointment only if you’d expect de Struise to stray from their heavy-laden, sticky recipes for this well-defined traditional style. Style rating should be much lower for this, only to do justice to genre-defining Wits like Blanche de Namur and even new Hoegaarden.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, citrus and grain. Flavor is light moderate sweet. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at struise tasting. Thin white head. Hazy orange pour. Fruity aftertaste. Nice brew.
teorn88 (1603) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle. A bad Struise beer? Possibly. Sweet, a tad boozy, loads of grains, little spiciness. Deep golden in colour, this beer has nothing to do with a Witbier and feels very poorly executed. Something you would not expect from this fine brewery. DIsappointing.
MrHangover (1784) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a pale, clear yellow beer with a small white head. Aroma is kinda faint, some citrus and wheat, light on the spices. Flavour is fresh, some red apples and lemon. Low carbo and a light mouthfeel. Decent wit, did expect more from Struise though.
gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Monks Porter House.
Hazy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste of lime peel, hay, some light funk, spices and yeast. On the light side. Drinkable but far from the best one from Struise.
hawthorne00 (2088) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, bb 2/14. Hazy orange with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges, coriander, pineapple. Watery. Wheaty and dry with some oranges, coriander and white pepper. But really not much of anything. If this was anything it’s long gone.