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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: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2009 Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes; 2009 vintage. A: Pours a dark brown color that’s perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though it’s only 7%. S: There is some acetic sourness, but it’s very mild. What I notice more are some notes of dark fruits, buttery oak, and even touches of cocoa powder. Once I get used to the fact that it’s not very sour, I like it a lot. T: Just like the nose suggested, the tartness is restrained - and it becomes even more so as this is consumed. It’s actually more sweet/fruity than tart on the opening and middle, with augmenting touches of caramel. It finishes with a good amount of dry cocoa powder and vanilla. The lack of significant sourness allows these other notes to come out well, giving it a more approachable complexity than others. M: The finish is very chocolaty yet dry, aided by middling carbonation. It feels very substantial without being too heavy, which helps its drinkability even more. O: This won’t particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, it’s only about 2/10 sour. Rather, this is beginner-friendly yet with enough of an augmenting barrel note to make less cynical sour ale drinkers more than happy. Myself, I really enjoyed this.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (142) - 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.

3.6
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (457) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12204) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (410) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (844) - 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 …) ?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (926) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap @ Stumbling Monk. Pours hazy dark brown with a slight reddish tint and medium cream colored head. Aroma is crisp lightly sweet malt, light tartness in the back. Taste is crisp clean rich neutral brown malt; oaky, earthy mild sour flavor on the back that lingers through the finish. Fairly mild sour, but works well with the clean rich malt.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Wonderfully fruity and sour, crisp body, aged in the barrels really nice adds a good liquor flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard - (2010 vintage) dark brown pour with tan head. Fruity sour aroma and taste, dark berry fruits, mild to high acidic, wooden notes, complex and enjoyable. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (823) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. 2010 edition. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Fruity sour taste, dark dried fruits and berries, malts. Medium body. Dry sour finish.


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