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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This blonde and slight sour beer is the result of a research combining Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and Bourbon barrels & some skills out of the Wild Woesten

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
750mL from Etre. Pours a low haze, pale golden with medium foam and wispy lacing. Nose is at first a bit skunky thanks to the green bottle, then moves to pineapple, vanilla, lemon, bright funk, sugar. Taste is drained, dill, cucumber, cantaloupe, sugary melon, rustic malt. Palate is drained, aerated, dry. Not really similar to the normal Struiselensis which was flat, acetic, salty. Didn’t get any bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, lemon peel, vanilla and wood. Sweet vanilla flavour, tart lemon. Finish vanilla, light sour touch, wood and bourbon. Nice and somewhat strange, but compared to the ’normal’ Struiselensis it lags a bit behind - even if they are too different for really calling it comparing. I have the feeling it could grow in aging though.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
A Brett blond with barrel aging? Sign me up! Mostly clear body, light golden with a bubbly soda light head. Appley, vinegar, clean yeast, young cheese, bit floral. Thinner than expected, maybe because of the sourness. At least this makes for a crisp body. The bourbon aging doesn’t really work for me and might also contribute to the Watery texture. It just all doesn’t make much sense together. Maybe it’s my high expectation but I don’t think this is the best of experiments. We don’t have to age every beer in bourbon barrels, you know? (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8188) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: 25/V/18 (2013-753) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: chloride, lemony, citric, sourish, bit metallic. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, fruity, bit floral, some chloride. Aftertaste: citrus, bit of chloride, pretty grassy touch, sourish. Not bad, but very weird and undefined in style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a medium white head that leaves a lasting film on the beer. Aroma of grapes, sweat, sweet and doughy malts, straw, oak, sugar, and a little vanilla. Flavor of lemon, sourdough, oak, herbs, apricot, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, funky, mildly tart mouthfeel. Not a lot of bourbon influence here; the sour stuff leads the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Clear yellow color, virtually no head. Aroma is weird, it’s just like sour and sweet even eachother out. Same with the flavor. I like this better than the original Struiselensis because I’m generally not really into sour beers. Hmm not a success imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tquest (94) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Not alot of smell, citric. Taste is not that sour as i expected, citric, apple, fruits. A nice beer overall though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours murky orange with no head. Smell is mellow tartness, sweet fruits, mellow marmalade, pineapple, fructose, mellow marmalade, caramel sugar,.. Taste is sweet vanilla sugar, nice marmalade bourbon, only light sourness, orange jam, mellow marmalade, pineapples, toffee, light citrus, only very light tartness in the back, small touch bitterness,… Oily, creamy, little carbonation. Really good & very interesting. Just think of this as a unique Barley wine as opposed to a geuze-style beer which the original non-BA batches were. Too different to even compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big creamy offwhite head that leaves some creamy lacing on the glass when dissipate. Smell is sour, malty and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, lemon flavoured yoghurt, moist wood, vanilla fudge, white grapes, lemon zest, bilberry bush leaves, dry pine needles, dry soil, hay and hints of grapefruit juice and barnyard. Taste is very tiny sweet, tiny bitter, sour and malty with white bread, crackers, vanilla, moist wood, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit juice, brett, dry pine needles, barnyard, dry soil and hay. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, round, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and tart with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit rinds, dry pine needles, moist wood, hay and dry soil. Very balanced, quite thirst-quenching and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity sourish aroma, woody, bourbon notes, citrus, grapefruit, floral, grapes, some hay. Sourish yeasty flavor, citrus, hay, woody notes, brett, mango notes, earthy, leather notes. Sour fruity finish with hay, citrus, grapefruit and some woods.

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