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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle from the school house. I liked the first Westoek and this just builds on the idea - more flavors and more complexity. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2011 Total Score: 3.9
@ACBF 2011. Nice hops throughout the aroma and sip. I like this one better than the first!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14271) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from Willems. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Oily. 270812
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2012 Total Score: 3.6
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 120512

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernold (9) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
I’m not gonna write any pretentious tasting notes about this beer. It looks good, it smells good and it tastes good. That’s a good beer in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
Sample from tap @Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Near-clear orangey golden. Tiny blond top. Grassy, maybe leafy hop aroma. A whiff of grainy/bready malts. Fairly sweet-tasting. Yellow fruits. Doghy and grainy malts, light spice tones and noticable fruity bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. Dryish, lightly spiced ending. Drinks ok withouth standing out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle in Bruges hotel room, picked at the Struise shop in town. Dark red orange appearance with a light brown head and nice lacing. A bit citrusy, slightly toasty malty, fairly spicy, yeasty aroma. Tangy, dull citrusy, a bit chewy, toasty malty, well carbonated, fairly spicy flavor. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Hazy dark golden with a lasting white head. Weak grainy, grassy and herbal aroma. Sweetish fruity flavour with a sugary note, and lenty alcohol

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Hazy golden with a large white head. Sweet with toffee, malt, citrus, hay and light spices. Nothing to write home about.
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at CBC 2012. Hazy dark golden with a small head. Sweet aroma and taste with quite a lot of hops, malt, light spices and herbs. An interesting beer given the amount of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
Mackan: Mycket diskret doft. Ganska söt och sockret smak. Mycket intetsägande. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 29, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, DC. Lightly hazy, golden straw color with small white head and no lacing. Aroma of berry fruit, apple, yeast and caramel. Taste of light citric hops, hay, spice and caramel with a mildly astringent finish. Medium body and low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11760) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Some fruit and week citrus. MOderate bitter flavor. Nice fruity notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.


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