De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VikingUSA (3) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
Pours a murky copper with a light and marshmallow-y off -white head. Westoek XX has an intriguing tropical nose of guava, berries, some grapes, and healthy doses of spice and funk. There is a neat depth of fruity flavors on the first swallow, with kiwi the most prominent but strawberry and bananas also present, along with lots of chewy spice on the finish. Upon subsequent swallows, the barnyard flavors become more and more dominant, along with warm apple and some more muted and textured tropical notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1157) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2013 - 06 - 11 330ml bottle. light amber colour. small white head. fruit and caramel in aroma. sweet, bit bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
Amber colour, medium carbonation. Good tripel, bitter and sweet with a sour hint. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (772) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle @ Home. profumo di caramello, di mou, e di pesca sciroppata. Si avverte il lievito. Colore ambrato scuro, tendente al ruggine. bella schiuma stabile, non troppo persistente. Gusto caldo alcolico, ma veramente caduco. ci si aspetta una sferzata di calore alcolico che non arriva e un po’ delude, mal’ingresso è ottimo. Carbonatazione decisa , ma non disturba l’assaggio. Il luppolato è poco avvertibile, la sensazione generale è appiccicosa. Un po’ carente di corpo , il difetto si avverte sul finale. improvviso, deludente, lascia la bocca in attesa di un retrogusto che non arriva.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4202) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 (bottle) murky golden colour with a billowing white head. aroma of bread dough and lemon peel, slightly phenolic, with some surprisingly big notes of bretty funk, a hint of cherry stones and powdered sugar. flavour is mostly almonds and overripe peaches, slightly tart, with notes of caramel, more bread dough, some grass and salted popcorn in the finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber clear beer, unstable off white head. Nose: caramel, malts, little sour, but mostly caramel. Taste: little sour, malts, lots of sugar. Not really an enjoyable beer... Struise can do way better than this!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (742) - 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 (74) - 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 (708) - 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.

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