ST247 (426) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Bottle @home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Medium bitterness and dry finish. Easy drinkable, but for sure not the best Struise.
7/10, 4/5, 7/10, 3/5, 14/20
Re-rated 17/5/14 on tap @Schooltje. Tried next to the Westoek XX. This one is lighter, clear golden with a white head. Spicy and fruity aroma and taste.
Rated lower than last time : 6/10, 4/5, 6/10, 2/5, 12/20.
DrSilverworm (7653) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Was labeled simply "Struise X - 6% pale ale", made this kind of a challenge to find. Nate the bartender helpfully directed me to this alias. Mostly clear golden color. Good thin white head, leaves nice thicker lace. Ehh... Distinct old musty hop aroma. This could very well be a 2-3 year old keg. All these super old belgian pale ales have this same unpleasant flavor. Musty, kind of grassy. Moderate bitter taste, light bite to it. Minimal sweet. Some very light belgian yeast character. Medium body. Soft, kind of smooth lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Tastes almost like a Stella. Pass on this....
Tmoney99 (11350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeast balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
JStax (3338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour. Hazy pale yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma is dry, floral, and yeasty. Taste is big floral bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Lighter palate and higher carbonation.
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, medium creamy white head with lasting retention, pretty nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, toasty malts, caramel, oranges, belgian yeast. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitterness. Finish is quite long with light to medium bitterness. Medium body, soft and smooth carbonation.
markextrae (1360) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bought a bottle at deca some time ago. poured a golden orange colour with a big white head. smell is a lot of belgian yeast, fruits like pears and apples. floral aroma. a lot of carbonation.
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden clear color with white head. Light malt aroma, at taste is light sweet and dry, so easy to drink.
armando629 (2433) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle.
Amber with a small, creamy white head. Mostly citrus to the aroma Faint caramel malt/butterscoth, citrus and bitter hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry mouth feel. Dry after taste.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sun Devil Liquors. Pours golden with a thin white khaki head. Massive bubble gum on the nose. Bready and yeasty with a touch of sweetness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Nice!
Koelschtrinker (11436) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Leicht hopfiger Antrunk, belgische Kräuternoten in geringem Umfang. Spritzig, etwas grasig, die Kräuternoten breiten sich aus, dabei ist das Bier aber kaum malzig sondern hopfig. Süffig, trocken. 11/11/11/11/8/11