De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
txspartan (943) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2011
Oddly an aroma of coffee. Palate seems smoother than Westoek X. This one might be the better of the two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
A translucent golden amber ale with a thin off hwite head. In aroma, red apples, sweet jam, light vanilla, cloying. In mouth, a sweet malt with chalky notes, orange peels, light bitterness, medium bodied. On tap at Delirium Café Hoppy Loft, July 13 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (977) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 21, 2011
Botella de 330ml servida en copa Túlipa.Saboreada en mar´11 Ambar anaranjado, opaca. Corona blanca con encaje como queso gruyeré.Aromas de lúpulo.Entrada de amargor suave.Bien carbonatada,lupulización media y alto ABV.Retrogusto dulce.Equilibrada y refrescante.330ml bottle served into a Tulip glass.Enjoyed on mar´11. Orangish amber,hazy.White crown & lacing as gruyeré cheese.Hoppy aromas.Enters with an smooth bitterness.Correct carbonation, medium hoppiness & high ABV profile.Sweet aftertaste.Well balanced & refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2011
Light amber coloured beer with little carbonation and a short white head. Sweet malty hinted aroma. Full creamy, light alcoholic palate. Finish is strong, dence, malty herby with an alcoholic short ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Spicy, herbal nose – rooty sassafras or sarsaparilla. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy, mildly acidic flavor – pale grains and honey with hints of toffee and sassafras. Finishes with a nice, lingering sweetness. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle: Medium vast white head on top of a hazy dark yellow orange colored beer. Smell yeast, malts, hints of alcohol, fruit, flowers and sweat. Taste is fruity with yeast, spices, medium bitter, malts, a hint of caramel, some warmth of the alcohol light sweet and a hint of grains. Low carbo, soft very light tingly mouthfeel, medium to a slightly fuller body and light creamy texture,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and perfect lacing. Aroma consists of spicy yeast with nice Belgian malt notes and some residual sugar. Taste is a nice drinkable mix between some Belgian malt with notes of candi sugar and a very nice spicy yeast finish. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and some limited filtration with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed though not as easily drinkable as the blonde version but the Struise yeast strain is still shining.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
330ml bottle, best before January 2016, bought from Dranken Geers. Hazy amber colour. Fluffy white head. Lively carbonation. Strong spicy Belgian yeast aroma. tangy and slightly peppery on the palate. Moderate sharp bitter hop presence. Light mouthfeel. Easygoing and pleasantly drinkable without quite hitting the real high spots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, some mild floral and yeasty notes as well. Flavour is fruits, yeast, some wood, quite sweet malts and actually a quite big bitterness lurking in the background and giving a nice dry bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
Orange to hazy orange colour. Slightly hoppy smell, tripel smell and orange. Taste like hops, nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is great and a bit dry.

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