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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Assignment by John Vanloo of San Francisco-based Waterloo Beverages LLC to develop & manufacture the Westoek Ale – 6% ABV at & by the Deca Brewery. As this was a very complex recipe to deal with, Deca asked Urbain Coutteau, brew master at Struise to collaborate on this project. 4 grain Blond dry triple ale married to a soft English bitter. Urbain’s Magnum hops for bittering, Styrian Goldings for different aroma hop gifts in the boil, late boil & flame out, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh for dry hopping.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to darkguardian. Cloudy yellow pour. Caramel malt and citrusy hop flavors. Kinda wacky...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
was surprised to see this on shelves in america so fresh, nice! west coast collaboration, had to grab a couple! pours a hazy amber, even a careful pour merited a couple floaties. nice bitter taste but with a hint of berlinner like sourness in there, pretty interesting and pretty good. as i dissect the beer there are a lot of good qualities and tastes in there, but its not all that easy to drink. the carb is a lil too much for my liking in the mouth, and there is a slight bandaid smell and taste coming from somewhere in the grain bill. the aroma is nice and spicy and hoppy, there are some decent hops in the taste and finish, and theres a nice biscuity malt profile creeping in the after-palate. sort of like a belgian ipa, of sorts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain, lemons and oranges. A nice, fruity smelling beer. In the flavor I get some oranges and lemons, as well as some yeast and grain notes. This was drank alongside the Westoek XX and the only real difference I can find is that this beer doesn’t have any detectable alcohol, while the XX does. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draft. Golden beer with an off-white head. malt and summer fruit aroma. Tart, earthy flavor with light green apple and light malt. Medium bodied. Tartness lingers with light green apple and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, yeast, grapefruit, herbs, and florals. Flavor of yeast, herbs, nuts, and citrus with a soft mouthfeel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackSwan (24) - Frisco (Dallas), USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours a gold body with a huge fizzy white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy, and citrusy. The mouthfeel is light in body and low in warmth with a dry and biting finish. The flavor is herbal, grassy, and citrusy with a hint of pine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PotjeBier (1694) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2011
33 cl bottle from Cracked Kettle. Golden color, hazy. Big rocky white head. Strong aroma’s of spices, some lemonny sourness, and some rather unpleasant funkiness. Flavor has a starting bitterness, still with spices/herbs, a hint of sourness. Rather high carbonation. Herbal, bitter aftertaste. Not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow color with light honey aroma, flavor is grainy, husks, honey and lemon with a metal finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange color with a small large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, peach, flowers - soapy, moderate yeasty, fruity, candy - soapy - flowers. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110410]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
bottle at jans ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft yeasty juicy fruit nose ... light bitter front ... again light yeastyness ... heavy candi suger... soapy lime ... long low bitter linger ...


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