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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1445) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
33cl bottle. Hazy light brown liquid with small dirty white head. Nose : Tart and dough like malt. Some alcohol, caramel. Dry fruits. Sip : Medium body with oily feeling. Low carbonation. Sweet beer with tart and dry fruits like rasins flavor. The ending is slightly citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
11th May 2012
On tap (from the Mobile Struise Beer Dispenser!) at CBC. Hazy amber beer, good cream coloured head. Palate is smooth, a little dry and has a creamy feel. Fresh malts - somwhat tripel like with noticeable spice. Nice caramel and orange - peach. Finish is quite dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Golden a bit hazy beer with a offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Similar flavour with some spicy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity. Bitter, light phenolic and caramelish. Bitter and toasted finish. 
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2011 Total Score: 3.4
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted caramelish and malty. Roasted malty, breadish and slight caramelish. Light bitterness coming through. Dry malty and slight yeasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy head. Yeast and spices. Phenolic. A bit of rubber and plastic. Medium bodied.
Earlier Rating: 10/21/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle @ Bert’s Bierhuis, Utrecht. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruit, bubblegum, yeast, metal, earth and sweet and sticky alcohol. Medium bodied. Raw. Bitter end. Liked the 6% version much better!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Pours a clear amber to reddish with a large yellow head. Nice formation and retention. Sticky malt nose with white grapes and honey. Fairly fruity. For taste, mild pine and resinous hops in the front, sticky malt through the finish. Like the others in this series, they don’t really have the Abbey Tripel estery quality in the nose and the body is quite heavy, malty, and aggressive hoppy for this one at least. I like it better than the XXXX and 5-squared; but I’m still not sure what it is. Not really Saaz hoppy necessarily. No noble hop character I could detect. Still not the biggest fan of the X series.
Earlier Rating: 3/28/2011 Total Score: 3.5
330mL thanks to nimbleprop. The pour is a clear, deep amber orange with a healthy, white head leaving some big lace. Aroma is malty, oatmeally, heavy mace and cinnamon, lemongrass, something a little weird like celery. Taste is malty, toffee, oatmeal, much thicker and heavier than the Westoek X. Reminds me a little of a Biere de Garde. Pretty easy to love stuff albeit unmemorable. Glad Andy brought this back for us to try!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Draft courtesy of urbeer, thanks! Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma has lots of pine and citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Aggressive stuff, but of course more mellow than Five Squared.
Earlier Rating: 3/27/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottles courtesy of tarheels86, thanks! Golden color. Aroma of licorice candy. Taste is straw, wood, pine. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, malt, hops and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of hops. Spicy and hoppy finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle at Kulminator. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of ginger, caramel and spices. Fruity andf spicy flavour of caramel and ginger. Spicy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Hazy deep orange. Fruity yeasty aroma with some apple notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, fruits, some yeast and a spicy finish. Medium-bodied.


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