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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 238   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: clear blonde beer, very unstable white head, rather flat. Nose: malts, grains, some lemon, is this a pilsener? Taste: rather bitter, some lemon, little too dry for me, but only thing coming in my mind is that this is a pilsener... The least good Struise beer I had


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - 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."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (391) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Cloudy orange coloured beer with white foam head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Taste dry, bitter and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (189) - - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4342) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rsedillo (16) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een heel lekker biertje met een wat speciale smaak aan, een aanrader om eens te proberen

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trappist1 (507) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2014
Golden to light orange, hazy with airy white head. Nose. Grain malt bread yeast, sugarish. Slightly sourish, sweet finish. Definitely had better struise brews...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharlyBeer (82) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2014
On sent la petite touche de De Struise, ce qui fait toujours plaisir. Il y a une petite acidité qui est assez agréable avec du poisson.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (145) - - JUL 13, 2014
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig bier. Schuimde hevig bij opening wat zorgde voor bier verlies en snel inschenken. Schuimkraag daarna snel weggezakt. Aroma en smaak: zurig, ruikt als een geuze, rozijnen. Smaakt ebt snel weg. Conclusie: Niet mijn smaak, Struise brouwers wordt niet vermeld. Normaal vind ik deze lekkere biertjes maken. Nu vind ik deze in samenwerking met Waterloo in San Francisco toch minder maar dit is door de zuurgraad van dit bier wat mij niet ligt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
666ale (57) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
From bottle. Pale golden, white foam. Nose is yeasty and citric. Taste is herbal citric, yeasty, a bit tart, spicy.


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