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Struise Ypres Reserva

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


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2009 Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for four years in Bourgogne barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (613) - CROATIA - NOV 18, 2014
Dark brown color with reddish hue, big brownish head. Some lacing. Aroma of cherry, wine, wood and sourness. Taste is... wow. Sour shot in the head. Behind all the sourness are some cherries, red wine, vinegar. Quite boozy also. Body is medium and carbonation is soft. Taste is highly sour and, medium sweet. Unbalanced and hard to drink. Or maybe I’m just not used to this kind of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (940) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Deep redish purple, small tan head. Aroma has strong red fruits and acid. Very sour, a lot of fruit, strong red wine character. I think the acidity of this is too overwhelming for me, but interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaboon (1611) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is acidic, roasted, apple, banana, earthly, bread and licorice. Flavour is acidic, roasted and sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
18/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: IX/2014 (2014-1221)

Clear deep purple brown beer, bit creamy to aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, cherries, red forest fruits, floral touch, sourish, vinous, very nice! MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour start, very fruity, cherries, lemony touch. Aftertaste: pretty sour, very fruity, red currants, raspberries, lemony touch. Nothing tannins or anything I dislike in red wine. Very well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (327) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is acid, very vinegar-like, red wine, red fruit, maybe some oak can be distinguished. Not really my favourite smell this. Taste is red wine, red fruits, oaky, vinegar, oud bruin. Different aftertaste, cannot explain. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (495) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
(2011 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Oct 31 2014) Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany colour with a small ring of tan bubbles. Aroma extremely vinous, acetic, balsamic notes, red fruit, earthy/nutty/woody barrel character pronounced, quite sour overall. On the palate, acetic sour notes to the fore initially, lots of balsamic vinegar and red wine character initially, the acidic component fades pretty quickly however. As that happens, red and dark fruit notes build, more malt notes appear, some nutty earthy oak, light tobacco, maybe a hint of chocolate? The finish is quite long with acetic hints remaining, lingering fruit and lots of wood, very lightly bitter, slight alcohol, all helps to dry it a bit. Medium bodied and a little slick with soft carb. This was a super complex beer, really wine-like, with lots of contrasting flavours held in balance. Not as sour as it first suggested, really grows on you. I definitely want to drink this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3005) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Murky brown with a small quickly vanishing brown head and little lacing. Aroma is balsamic and acidic with red wine, red fruits, oak and earthy notes. Taste is really red wine forward with red fruits, balsamic notes, oak, vanilla, tobacco and malt. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Super winey mouthfeel. Dry and fruity finish. I wasn’t sure at all at first, but this beer grows on you and at the end I was disappointed my glass was already finished. Really complex brew. One of the most winey beer I have ever had. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9528) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Red Rose Cafe, Brugge, 17/10/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is berry fruit balsamics, spice, dark toffee, tarte dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises dates, tangy dark fruits, red berry sour, prunes, light acidic wash. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with tangy sour red fruit licks and a musty wood rinse. Solid Felmish red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1724) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Ypres Reserva 2011, bottled 09/2014. A reddish, dark brown beer with a medium and dark beige head. The has sour cherries, berries, some chocolate, barrel and vanilla. Taste has cherries, quite strong barrel, balanced sourness, hint of raspberry stones and vanilla. Medium+ bodied, slightly sticky, still fresh. The great beer with the succesfully barrel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
In bottle from beer temple (Brussels); pours very dark/cloudy brown. Very minimal head. Aroma of vinegar, berries ... taste is similar, quite sour with a distinct vinegar note. Overall OK .. not sure if I would buy again

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