guzgorog (431) - FRANCE - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière orange/brune trouble, beaucoup de dépot, beaucoup de mousse, un enorme vol. Au nez : levure sauvage, raisin, fraise. En bouche, un peu acide et amère, fraise et autres fruits rouges, un peu sucrée. L’alcool se fait un peu ressentir. Bon et interessant.
VsXsV (2690) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of barnyard, bread, lemon peel, toffee, earth and fruity funk. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of bread, lemon peel and earth. Low to medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice.
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19.11.13 Bottled 330ml Saveur. BB 11/2017. Copper-amber color, good foamy white head - the bottle was gushing a bit. Berries in the nose, some bretta-like tartness, some caramel. Medium-bodied. Flavor has light bretta, caramel. Fruity, apricot-mango, passion fruit candy. Drinkable yes, Belgian yes, but not among the best Struises.
Hanoi (576) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is belgian yeast, bread, a little cereal, hey, grass. Taste is honey, leading to a caramel, butter, soft fruits, toffee (a tiny bit of smoke) light spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is amazing like all Struise. Very nice beer.
RW80 (1156) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Purs a Hazy amber withe good off white head which doesn’t last that long.\
Nose:Alcohol,some caramel malts iand a hint of fruit (apricots) and Belgian yeast.
Taste: aroma is malty, caramel, Belgian yeast and some fruit. A little bit of sourness to balance the sweet caramel.
medium body,and medium carbonation
BlackHaddock (4735) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another 33cl Belgian bottle that’s been hanging around in my stash so long I’ve forgotten where it came from: Lot 22/17/11, BBD Aug 2016. The label claims it was imported into the US via San Fransisco, so God knows how it ended up within my stash in good old Shropshire.
Poured carefully into a La Chouffe tulip on 16th Nov 2013.
Hazy dark amber/dirty old gold, on top a full but swiftly falling off-white head.
Alcohol laden fruit aroma, with yeast and malts in the mix.
The taste followed the same lines, fruity, alcoholic and malty with a yeast underbelly. Plums, raisins and toffee apple type flavours vie with the yeastiness and alcohol to assert themselves.
Plenty going on in the mouth, interesting and engaging, difficult to pigeon hole the true flavours, but I’d have another, and another, and another just to try and find some sort of ending to my tasting dilemma.
markextrae (1903) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle bought at deca. poured copper orange coloured with a small head. fruity smell of apricots. beglian yeas. bit boozy mixed with malts, aftertaste is a bit dry.
weark (412) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Hazy amber withe good off white head, not persitent - aroma is caramalt, belgian yeast profile, hints of toffee, hints of sourness - aroma is malty, caramalt, spicy (probably yeast profile) - medium/full body, sweet, a little bit sour, good carbonation - good and interesting beer, not fan of the sourness in this beer
c0fein (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Saveur Biere.
Nice start.. Half of beer gone to table when opened the cap :(
Very fresh smell and taste. Just the way I like. Very nice beer. Struise <3
jimhilt (2457) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel nose and flavor is dark fruit and sweet spice. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.