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

bottled
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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2009 Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (567) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
50cl 2009 ed., bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, foamy beige head that nicely laces the beer. Rich and complex nose and taste with vinous Flemish red tones, sour cherries, tard, roasted malts and bourbon, cask notes. Bourbony aftertaste, lingers nicely. Lively carbonation, medium body. Compared to the Ypres Reserva, I like the vinous barrel aging of the Reserva better, works better with the base ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (172) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Draught. Aroma has olives, sourness and funk. Taste is sour and slight funky with cherries and slight hints of olives. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (592) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Muddy dark brown, thin large-bubbled tan head. Some murky maroon hues when held to the light. Oaky aroma. Some sweet cherry, green oak, vanilla, a hint of bourbon and dash of balsamic. Smooth flavor, not intensely sour. A little chocolate, cherry cola, oak, vinegar at the swallow. Green apple and pear, too. Lingering lactic bite. Malty. Medium body, moderate carb with a lot of fizz as it moves. Smooth blend, good flavor. I really like what the bourbon adds.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrianouli (4) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2015 does not count
Cerveja intrigante.... aparencia nao agrada muito mas depois de vertida no copo ela (se nao mto gelada) ja começa a exalar seu aroma de envelhecida em bourbon....sabor deliciosamente inquietante.....vale provar!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cinesr (18) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma di frutta secca e vino al palato sentore di frutta uva e finale di malti tostati.Versa un colore mogano e schiuma persistente.Bottiglia 2009 veramente uno spettacolo per il palato

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (863) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
Voici donc les Struise qui se sont lancés (à corps perdu … sans jeu de mots!) dans une flemish red ale, alors que Rodenbach s’en occupe sans problème. Ce n’est ni mieux, ni pire, c’est pareil. Couleur conforme, bien qu’un peu plus noire. Arômes conformes : bois de chêne, genièvre, baies rouges, pointe d’anis étoilé, myrtille et groseilles noires. 1ère bouche souple sur du vin rouge à papi en cuve de chêne. Arrière-bouche parfaite de rouge brune style Rodenbach. 2ème très âcre et vinaigrée. Arrière-bouche parfaitement dans le style, mais raide à la dégustation... 3ème avec des fruit noirs, du bois de chêne mouillé. Arrière-bouche d’une Rodenbach vintage. Longueur assez constante. Jambes lisses. Levure sans grande ampleur. Alcool qui ne fait pas son grade. Finale sans envol. CONCLUSION : le produit Struise le plus mal côté pour moi. Valait-il la peine de se lancer dans la bataille (sans jeu de mots …) ?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
2010 bottle. Very beautiful deep rouge with great pillow of cream. Mature aromas - woody, heady rich yet sharp berry fruit in a cellar. Rich berries and vinous notes, sweet / tart and oaky. Red wine. Classy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4471) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle, full out gusher on opening. Whoah. Pours hazy ruby chestnut, small fizzy tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, vanilla. Flavor is light plus tart, oak, molasses, tart cherries, a bit of vanilla. Medium body, high carbonation. Eh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5454) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
Thanks to Mathieu87 for that one! Bottle looks really good. What a gusher! Maybe 1/3 of it made it into my glass. Light brownish, small head. Starts sourish, mild fruity, some nutty notes. Finish moldy-sourish. Not my favourite Struise beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle vintage 2010, 7%. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is malt, sour fruits, caramel, dark fruits, vinegar, oak ,sour and a little wine. Flavour is malt, sour fruits, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, medium sweet, little sour, little dry, little wine, little vanilla, little acid and a little bitter.


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