De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (701) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
Bière classée comme flemish triple, ce qui est normal pour une 8 % abv, alors que ce n’était pas possible pour la simple X qui n’affiche que 6 % au compteur, et est pourtant appelée ainsi pour le marché américain. Donc il faut corriger l’erreur, mais il n’y en a pas qu’une sur le classement des bières belges aux States !!!! Sur le site de ratebeer, la X était une belgian ale, et celle-ci une strong ale … logique !!! Sauf que ce n’est pas une ale mais une triple à refermentation en bouteille … Bref, keep quiet …. Couleur ambre soutenu, curieux pour une triple, mais c’est ainsi chez les Struise.... Clarté nette. Bulles fines en fontaine intense au centre. Mousse blanc cassé qui tombe très vite, et couvre comme une nappe en soie à 1 mm. Odeurs de candi blanc, trèfle, pamplemousse doux, écorce de pin et houblon de Poperinge.. 1ère bouche douce sur des noisettes grillées, avec du malt caramel. Arrière-bouche avec des touches de houblon. 2ème bouche agréable en cascade céréales/houblon. Rétro-nez fruité abricot. 3ème bouche sur des fruits confits (abricot, poire) et du blé mûri. Arrière-bouche très complexe en céréales/fruits/bois blanc de fût. Longueur où on détaille la complexité ou on complexifie le détail … Alcool bien sous tout rapport. Levure construite, structurée, très belle et jolie pointe d’amertume. Finale qui parachève le travail. Une bière donc sans défaut, c’est dèjà un grand point, avec beaucoup de qualités, c’est encore mieux, et venant des Struise, alors c’est le ponpon …. Comprenne qui voudra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
33 cl bottle from dranken Geers. Fark hazzy amber body with a small off -white head. Strong carbonation. Spicy aroma. A little sour taste. **

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alassio (73) - USA - APR 10, 2013
Pleasantly zesty with a light fruity density on the palate; a touch of apricot and then some light tree-bark hops. Sour, sweet, and bitter all vie for attention, with none of them succeeding and the flavors cancel each other out to make for an overall simple beer that is not all that pleasurable, really. If anything, the mouthfeel is the best thing about it. Don’t need to have it again terribly soon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (706) - ISRAEL - APR 8, 2013
33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Hazy deep amber with a massive beige head that is impossible to pour. Fruity nose (dried plums) with a hint of funk, yeast and spicy hops. Sweet caramel malt, fruity esters, lo bitterness, wine-like tartness and some alcohol. Med-full bodied, not very interesting, heavy and not easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1539) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Overall: Very Belgian
Note: Bottle at Pressklubben Reviewed 2013-03-13.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap during Belgianfest at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours amber color with a large white head. Aromas are orange, citrus, spice, clove. Great mouthfeel and a balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4919) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2013
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Slightly hazy orange-amber colour, white head. Aroma of white sugar, borderline metallic, ripe sweet fruits, slightly cloying, hint of citrus and alcohol. Flavour is medium-sweet, light tart, floral malts, acetone, quite fruity, some banana and melon, lemon, sugar, bitter-tart finish. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Pours a amberorange colour with a large off-white head. Aroma of fruit, malts and caramel. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet...fruity, caramel and in the back some spices...long smooth bitter finish. Bit too sweet though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9925) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle at home, from Dranken Geers, 24/03/13. Gusher Alert ... Lost 20/25 % of this one ! Hazed orange amber with a big light beige frothy head - good lacing ensues. Nose is orange peel, citrus, yeast, spice - corriander, candied sugars, rye bread. Taste lacks a little depth for an 8% beer, drinkable none the less with pale malt, yeast, citrus, spice, lemon, corriander, rye, caramel, sugars. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation - pitched perfectly, smooth on the palate. A decent enough triple but no world beater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stewie2020 (11) - Guildford, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
A lovely triple ale. Fruity notes on the nose and a relatively smooth and easy drinking taste. Nothing too surprising ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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