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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3564) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Urbain himself. Pours hazy light yellow with a medium fine bubbly head. Nose is quite subtle: hay, some wooden notes and slight vanilla touch of the bourbon. Light body but what a silky and smooth mouthfeel - waauw! Taste is elderberries, chardonnay wine, and some tart gueuze alike notes. Overall a very agreeable beer, perfect as an aperitive! Great job.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
75cl bottle shared with Urbain, merci! Dorée présentant un trouble léger, col blanc. Arôme présente ce bouquet alternant brett, grains et barrique; dans ce cas un chêne aux effluves de Bourbon. Je note un subtile bouquet boisé tirant sur des notes aigres renforcé par un léger ajout vanillé. Palais garde un profil assez belge, blonde solide avec un profil aigre très agréable qui vient juste titiller le fond de la gorge. Le tout est adouci par le mûrissage en barrique de bourbon. Ce dernier ajoute complexité et une pointe de douceur vanillée. Le houblon est présent ajoutant une amertume modeste, cela tournant sur un citronné moyen. Au final, une bière encore un peu jeune, et qui promet de se développer avec le temps. En l’état les brett restent modérés sans dominer le profil de la bière. Le Bourbon arrive juste en balance sans pour cela dominer totalement. Reste à voir comment les des brett et le bourbon évolueront au cours du temps. POur le moment, je voit cette bière plus comme une bière belge avec qcq brett que comme une bière ’sour’. Reste très correte et complexe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2149) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle thanks Iain. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is very funky, plenty of brett, lambic aroma. Taste is lambicy, funky brett, lemon and pineapple. Delish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle Pours fuzzy light yellow , small white head That fades fast Smell is pretty damn intresting ! Like a sour bourbon , exactly 50/50 , no side wins on the smell Enters like a soft geuze , than goes to a bourbon . I never drank pure bourbon ( accept jack , wich is , according to some , not even real bourbon ) but for the first time in my life i think i can recognize a brand . Wild turkey . Am i right ? That would ve shocking and awsome ! All trough barrel aged beer lol Anyway , the mouthfeel ( and carbo ) of a geuze , imidiatly bourbon takes ocer , with a good sour background . Than the sourness dissapears almost completely . Wich lambic did they use ? For sure it aint boon( bad relationships between struise and boon ) or cantillon ( very recognisable taste ) . Is this 3 fonteinen / de cam / oud beersel maybe ? Anyway , as expected , extremely intresting , and as always with struise , very freaking nice ! Cheers !

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy, yet again, of JT, thank you sir! Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, straw, light lemon. Taste is white wine, vanilla, lemon. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours hazy yellow with a moderate, frothy white head; looks great. Pleasant aroma, some citrus, grapefruit, melon, mild funk. Light sweet flavor, very nice citrus, tangerine, lemon, faint hay and white bread. Light bodied with fine, caressing carbonation. Lovely finish, mild tangy lemon, pale bread, very slight funk. Excellent beer. Nice balance. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1014) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from EtreGourmet, 06/18/2013. Cloudy golden pour, dense fizzy white head fades after a minute or so to cover the surface in a hazy foam, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is lemon, apple, pear and sour peach, light tartness, musty barnyard funk, wheat, slight sweetness, vanilla, woody finish with a touch of bourbon. Taste is citrus,mildly tart tropical notes, sour malts and funk, dry finish with long, soft bourbon aftertaste. Medium body. Slightly sour, geuze-like though not as effervescent, the bourbon finish is pretty interesting. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antonstoop (166) - - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 A clear blond beer, with an average white head. In the nose there is sour, fruit, citrus, iron and light yeasty. It is a medium bodied beer, with a excellent carbonation. In the taste there is sour, light bitter and some sweet probably from the bourbon. It is a soft sour and fresh beer, very nice. The aftertaste is soft, mild bitter and a touch of bourbon. A very interesting blond beer, a excellent mix of brett, blond beer and bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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