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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


Tim Webb's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tim Webb (259) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - SEP 16, 2012
33cl bottle from Geerts in Oostakker. It may just have been this bottle (though I could taste no flaws) but was not the best of SB. Terms like home-brew came to mind.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rototo64 (48) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2015
fruité, caramel léger, herbacé,levure,En bouche: certaine amertume,herbacée, twistée, amertume assez franche,rafraichissant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle in a hotel room in Brussels. Hazy golden colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of spices. Fruity flavor of caramel and hops with notes of brett. Hoppy finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrunoSanchez (173) - Fermo, ITALY - MAR 2, 2015
Tripel fatta molto bene! Colore ambrato con schiuma bianca aderente. Al naso floreale e fruttata. In bocca ben bilanciata con acidità, dolcezza ed amarezza molto equilibrate. Sapore fruttato molto gradevole e finalmente persistente. La bassa gradazione alcolica considerando il suo stile la rende molto beverina.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2839) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Yellow body with a thick white cap. Belgian yeast, floral notes, fruity esters. Light sweetness. Medium bodied. Perhaps a hint of lemon and assorted light citrus. Bready with soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicolas_M (85) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Strange beer in the way that it is hard to point what it smell and what it taste. A great beer to try and to open a degustation session.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (202) - - DEC 31, 2014
Pas aussi forte en bouche que les autres struise. Très légèrement acide. Bière particulière, assez fraîche.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (286) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle expired about a month ago. Slightly acid and sour like a light lambic. Refreshing. Could drink lots.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (192) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2173) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3029) - 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.


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