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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Noordhoek Ostrich Farm and Resort has been offering visitors an oasis of silence, tranquility and green pasture since 1997. In 2001 we began offering our guests fresh, homemade ale, "Struise Witte" was born. The dutch word for "ostriches" is "struisvogels" or "Struise", but the same word can also mean "sturdy" or "robust". This "Robust White" is a living wheat beer of high fermentation, unfiltered and unpasteurized. Brewed with natural ingredients, bottle conditioned in 33 cl bottles.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4750) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Sample at struise tasting. Thin white head. Hazy orange pour. Fruity aftertaste. Nice brew.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sblsimone85 (229) - USA - MAR 11, 2013
Grande wit beer, nn sembra neanche tale. Corpo perfetto acida/dolce al punto giusto con un profumo floreale accentuato. Complimenti a de struise :) ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway) in Athens. Big yeasty and sugary aroma, but no spices. Honeyish pale straw color. Light sour lemon initial / mid goes straight ahead with mild citrusy notes / finish is light and a bit sour, with a mild sweet aftertaste. Thin-medium body. Nice enough. But I couldn’t catch any of the spices. Honestly, I expected a bit better from Struise.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2705) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
Cant believe i havnt had this one yet ! Pours very light , fuzzy blonde ( yellow) small fast fading white foam Smell is very unintense . Malts ? Very easely drinkable ! Good carbo , somewhat sufary , combined with orangish tastes , but very small potrions . Unusual for the style ( for what i had yet) but yummie . Ok beer , tastewise , but for dribkability , id rate this higher !


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