De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 9, 2013
Golden clear color with white head. Light malt aroma, at taste is light sweet and dry, so easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2416) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden orange and typically generous Belgian head. Nose - flowers and crystallised orange and lemon. Taste - more dried citrus with a yeasty lemon sorbet on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a very dry and refreshing finish. Overall - not exceptional by Belgian standards but a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
330ml bottle from De Struise webshop. Pours hazy yellow, thin white head, big bubbles. Light floral and spice aromas, light nutty caramel. Sweet and spicy taste. Odd stringent note at the end. Good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
Reminds me of a black IPA, with the body of a typical Struise beer. (yeasty, sweet and with spices.) Good and original beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Blonde dorée trouble, effervescence moyenne-faible, col fin. Bien maltée en entrée, amertume fruitée et herbacée bien présente par la suite, un peu aqueuse.

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