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Struise Ypres Reserva

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
2009 Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for four years in Bourgogne barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (50) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2016
33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a very dark murky red/brown with loads of yeast swimming in it. A lightbrown one finger head that vanished pretty quickly. Aromas of wine, wooden barrel, raisins, dates, caramel, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste of acidic tannine, apple cider, vinegar, dark fruits, vanilla, dates. Very creamy and vinous. Medium to full body with a long, dry, acidic tannine finish. Very good sour Flemish red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (596) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at Herman Bar, Berlin. Dark brown-red, small dense beige head. Very fruity and slightly tart aroma, currants, raspberries, balsamic vinegar. Taste is tart, woody and dry with leather, raisins, red currants and balsamic vinegar. Light body, high but soft carbonation, dry mouth feel. Dry woody after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (922) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. 8% abv. Home. Beautiful label. 4 years in barrels, 4 years of war , great story... A sparkling pitch black beer with some brown hues just on top ; medium off-white head ; small retention. Intense nose : vinegar with red berries and woody notes. In the mouth, the same with... toast, chocolate in the background when the temperature gets higher. Medium sweet, medium sour, light warming atmosphere with light fresh windy episodes. Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, light warming sour-sweet finish. Overall, a great flemish sour brown ; well-balanced ; makes me think of a vintage Rodenbach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moravius (944) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
Flasche (Ypres Reserva 2011, 33 cl, abgefüllt 9/2014) vom Bierzwerg. - Undurchdringliches Schwarz, hellbrauner Schaum. - In der Nase robuste, an Weinessig erinnernde fruchtige Säure, schwarze Johannisbeere, ganz schwache Bitterschokolade. - Antrunk intensiv sauer, Obstessig, Zitronensaft, adstringierend. Dahinter ein schwacher Anflug von Kakao und dunklem Malz, zarte Anklänge an Mokka und Holz. Mild rezent, weich im Mund. Bis in den Abgang dominiert die fruchtige Säuerlichkeit. - Nicht so recht überzeugend: die Säure, obwohl nicht unangenehm, erdrückt den nur noch schwach erkennbaren Dunkelmalzcharakter fast völlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicolas_M (164) - BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
This beer maybe the one that will make me like the Flamish Red Ale genre. This beer is so powerful in aroma (old wooden barrel and noble alcohol) and taste, that it makes me impossible to give the medium rate as it isn’t my type of beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulysse (389) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Powerful sour red aroma in the glass. Low carbonation. Well balanced sour taste. Candy sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1569) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2016
0,33l bottle at home shared with gf. Vintage 2011. Bottled 09/2014. dark brown / redish color, small tan head. smells strongly of sherry, dried fruits, sourish, some alcohol, wood, grapes, lightlys nutty. quite interesting smell. full body, light carbonation, very oily / sourish. tastes of sour notes, dried fruits, sherry, marzipan, some nuts, lots of wood, alcohol. finishes sour and bit alcoholic with notes of sherry and dried fruits. quite interesting beer, drinks rather easy, strong notes of sherry though, rather alcoholic / glueish. overall quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
dark brown colour, 1 cm creamy brown head, which lasts for few minutes leaving back some beige, sticky lacing; aroma of berries, tart, woody notes, vinegar, hints of acetone and some minimal cocoa; taste of vinegar, tart, woody notes, fruitiness and some minimal cocoa; great sour ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjoo (19) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Something to bury your nose in and think what is in front of you. Taste is more aggressive but still delightful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brnandersen (2880) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2016
33 cl. bottle, poured in to a Snifter. Label says "Reserva 2011", bottled in Sept. 2014. Very dark red, bordering black colour with a creamy, lightly tanned head. Tart aroma with red, sourish berries, vinegar, plums, wooden and vinous notes, leather, alcohol, red wine barrel, grapefruit and dark toffee lingering. Taste is medium sour. Medium to full body with a pleasent velvet-like texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry and acidic with red wine barrel. A superb experience from Struise!

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