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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 413   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma: Grass, peach, bread, hint of citrus Appearance: Cloudy gold, milky like foam, medium lace, clear white head Taste: Grass, fruity, peach, yeast, slight bitter finish, hint of citrus

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Had this at the De Struise Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a yellow color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was straw, some citrus, hop notes, and yeast. Flavor was yeasty straw, citrus, hops. Was hoping for more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3937) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draught at Beer Trappe. Soapy in taste. Light orange body. Orange in taste. Coriander. Slight spice.Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Golden hazy color, good foam. Good fruity and floral aromas, some citrus and Nice yeast influence, also some malt in the finish. Medium body & complexity- more Then usual for this style. Some bitterness, wery well balanced. Very enjoyable

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle cheers to Colin. Pours vibrant orange with no head except for a small white rim around the edge. Orange zest and rind on the nose with light wheat and spice. Some heavy orange and wheat, light zest, lemon rind. A touch cloying and sticky. Not bad but nothing to rave on about

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ShivanDragon (1537) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (408) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
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)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1651) - 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 (4953) - 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.


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