De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange color with a small large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, peach, flowers - soapy, moderate yeasty, fruity, candy - soapy - flowers. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110410]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Mes. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite yeasty, fruity and distinct grassy. Light citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Yeasty fruity and slight citrusy. Bitter and yeasty into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Draft. An amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of yeast, fruit, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of yeast, fruit, and grass, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26156) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25451) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Bottled (Thanks Recep!). Hazy orange colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, fruits and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is spices, toffee caramel, wood and some mild grainy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque golden with an off-white head. Fruity nose with heavy phenols. Medium body, a slightly tart, citrusy fruitiness. Ends dry and tart. Not all the enticing really. 030312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy flavor with yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
9th March 2011
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Hazy gold - amber beer. Good white head. Crispish palate, light and a little frothy. Creamy pale malt. Nice balanc of mild citrus orange. Finishes semi dry. Standard stuff but done well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
bottle at jans ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft yeasty juicy fruit nose ... light bitter front ... again light yeastyness ... heavy candi suger... soapy lime ... long low bitter linger ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle courtesy of steptin, thanks! Cloudy orange yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus. Taste is bitter start to finish, with orange peel and other citrus fruits. Good stuff.

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