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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a light yellow color with a fruity aroma. Taste is very light and apricot fruit flavors that disappear quickly. A lasting fruit flavor on the palate, that isn’t too sweet but has notes of sugar. A tasty beligan ale.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2060) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Flaska från Etre Gourmete. Mörkt gyllengul och disig med lågt vitt skum. Söt fruktig doft med honung, mogna äpplen, sav och lönnsirap. Fruktig smak med äpplen, päron, persika, honung. Lätt beska. En söt, men ändå välbalanserad belgare. Känns som en lätt fruktig trippel eller en korsning mellan en engelsk strong och en belgisk blond. Hur som helst mycket trevlig.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3383) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks. Pours yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma is slightly sour with diacetyl, vanilla and peach, flavor is a bit acidic with vanilla alcohol, unpleasant, light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2288) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 330 ml, poured into a tulip, ABV 6% Orange golden colour on a clear body. One finger of white froathy head, with average retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Faint aroma of yeast, malts, peaches, grains, light funky. Taste of malts, sugar, funky notes, some grass. Moderate bitter on the aftertaste. At first the taste is a bit weak but it manages to become interesting soon enough. Medium thin body, average carbonation, mildly dry palate. Overall okay beer, seems a bit boring initially but the funky and yeasty notes give it some depth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2014
11.2oz bottle picked up at Supermarket Liquors in CO
Pours slightly cloudy reno sand (orange) with a medium sized white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, straw, oranges and citrus. Flavor is bright citrus, straw, grainy, yeasty, lemon zest and mild bitterness in the finish
A very nice, easy drinking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (467) - - MAR 21, 2014
a bit of light sweetness and fruits in the taste wih light bitterness. Overall a very light and easy drinking beer but with enough taste to call it tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (188) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy apple juice / cider with a mild, musty aroma. Taste is yeast, orange peels but overall dusty and forgettable. Very fuggy indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
c0fein (200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2014
330ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.

Very fuggy, doesn’t feel fresh like Westoek XX. Sadly this is not memorable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have herbal notes, grass, yeast, a light fruit character without too much to cause it to stand out. Fairly bland.


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