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Struise Water van Lourdes (WVL)

Struise Water van Lourdes (WVL)
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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, - JUN 26, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet, smooth, oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. Served with a wink and a lot of innuendo. Rich deep brown, small white head. Aroma is rich bourbon oak and sweet fruitcake richness. Flavour is sweet Christmas fruits, a touch of spice, vanilla, booze and raisins. No idea what this is but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2013
Draft at CBC 2012, I never thought this would make it onto Ratebeer, but as it now has, notes will be added :-) Pours brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, caramel, Bourbon, wood and toffee. Flavor is moderate heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. It’s an unclear, orangey brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick, beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is on the sweetish side, with dried fruits, some dark sugar and a light caramel and roasted malts scent. It’s full-bodied, nicely carbonated and sweet, a tad warm too, with flavors of caramel, dried fruits, a touch of oxidation and a faint spiced hint. Some bitterness shows up towards the end. Although a bit on the warm side, it’s a quite lovely beer. 120511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Unclear - hazy medium brown amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, riped fruit, moderate yeasty, dried fruit, date, wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Thx to Sebletitje + Carlo & Urbain /// draft sample @ ’t Schooltje // Update: I am pretty sure now that this beer is indeed Westy 12 aged on Bourbon Barrels ( which may be PVW barrels) as rumoured previously //Which make the low ratings on here a bit funny to me but than again I also rated this quite a bit lower than Westy 12 // colour is a reddish furniture brown with a smallish tanned head // smells of sweet bourbon blended with liquorish, spices, caramel & toffee // taste is bitter winter spices, liquorish, dash herbal, dark fruits, candy sugar, raisins, some toffee & caramel, Belgian yeast, very Belgian standard style, unsurprising in a way but haven’t really seen Struise doing this, wood, dash bourbon // body is easy, touch lighter, bit dominated by yeast // if I am not mistaken this beer aligns itself with the silly rumours that Urbain was BA a couple of creates of old Westy’s that he had or something to that akin // this is quite good water, will take a bath in it now

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Draft @ ’t Schooltje, thanks Carlo. What Westy 12 should have always been or simply Westy 12 aged in KB? Struise finally gives me a reason to believe and to undertake a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Ambrée/cuivré opaque, col crémeux léger beige. Arôme fruité noirs, et tout le bon du bourbon, on y passerait des heures à se perdre dedans tout comme les dédales d’un cloitre monastique ou à l’inverse? Rappelle la prune, date voire lé réglisse. Palais, de suite on à l’impression de boire une Westy12 avec un bourbon immense qui vient recouvrir le tout. Note de fruits noirs, aspect de réglisse avec ce côté prunes au fini, le tout est réchauffant alternant des notes sucées/caramélisées. Dommage que le tout n’est pas en bouteille, le verre se finit trop vite. Au final, on se retrouve avec un westy en fût.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2082) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at CBC ´12..... It pours golden amber with a small tan head..... The aroma is brown sugar, fruits and dark fruits... The flavor is dark fruits, spices, caramel and yeast..... alcohol finish....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours deep brown, with a decent off-white head. The nose is wood, leather, ginger snaps, jam and poached pear. The taste is caramel, wood, leather, candyfloss, earth, alcohol warmth, jammy fruit, pear and melon, with a somewhat sweet finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit odd. Balance not quite there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty dark fruit and caramel flavor with woody spicy hints. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel finish with woody hints.

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