De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (378) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle expired about a month ago. Slightly acid and sour like a light lambic. Refreshing. Could drink lots.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (259) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
11.2 FL OZ ($4.59) This was a surprisingly good beer. It has all the elements you want in a belgian ale. very good beer. I will be buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle into glass, shared with hakes at club w..super big chunks of sediment flating around, weird aroma, taste is ok, not really my style tho

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
Multi-grains beer (so could be classified as a specialty grain here) made for Waterloo Beverages LLC by the Struise Brouwers but at Deca. Off-white, pretty stable, irregular head over a warm orange blonde beer with nice sparkles, cloudy with deposit. Fruity and aromatic hoppy aroma, orange, ginger, papaja, caramel, sherry, hay, honey, peach, cardboard, sherry. Rounded fruity onset (orange, gooseberry), yeasty, spicy hints, supple mouthfeel, caramelly and somewhat nutty malts, some grainy sourishness from the other grains, peppery and grassy hop bitterish finish, long and dry, some subtle bourbon-like alcohol and lasting yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange, low white head. Marzipan, rum and belgian yeast nose. Medium body, ligt sparkly mouthfeel. Cake flavors - light wheat, rum, dried fruit, orange peel, one of those artificial candied cherries retronasal. Liquid desert, pleasant enough actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Not sure what the plan was with this "Flemish triple". Less than a majority of the reviews even mention the funk present in this beer (especially the aroma) but its obviously there. A little more hops than usual in a triple, spicy and a little bitter, but really no hint of English bitter. Very fruity aroma and taste. Very musty apple is the dominant player, with a little bubble gum and dough too. Definitely open fermented or bugged. Interesting, unique, good but not great. unfocused."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (628) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Cloudy orange coloured beer with white foam head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Taste dry, bitter and grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (441) - - SEP 14, 2014
Pours an orange brown hazy body with a medium head. Nice and yeasty aroma. Shifting malty taste with a bitter end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle - Perfumy, stone fruit and some citrus. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. Perfumy, stone fruit and citrus. Well balanced and very nice. Must like perfume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rsedillo (18) - Pasadena, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
It bites in the beginning but becomes smooth with an even tone. Overall, a ok beer that’s somewhat enjoyable.

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