De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
Bottle, 8%. Fruity aroma, seems sweet. Seemingly clear greyish amber colour. Good stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet and slightly spicy. Good chalky mouthfeel. The sweetness is balanced by a good alcohol level, but still a tad on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2012
0.33 l bottle. Hazy amber color. Sweet spicy aroma with clove orange, grapefruit and hint of glue. Spicy, toffeish and herbal flavor with meat broth and herbal orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3388) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2012
Dark orange pour weak carbonation small head aromas citrus yeast light vinous spice malt sweetness brown sugar flavours gingerbread note mild spicy cinnamon clove brown sugar orange candied hops yeast strain sweet finish a sweet ale aftertastes spice fruit vinous yeast goes down okay but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3328) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Red pour with a small white head. Quite carbonated this one. Sweet citric fruits mix with earthy tones and hay on the nose. Subtle beer with quite a bit going on. Citrus, hay, earthy notes. Very nice for a beer that isn’t normally my style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
33cl bottle. Gusher warning. Pours a slightlyhazy golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is caramel, pear, wood, alcohol and pine. Taste is toffee, caramel, grass, wood, pear. Sweet start and bitter finish. Medium to thick body with soft carbonation. Overall, warming and tasty, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 01/2016
Aroma is somewhat stale with ripe fruits and hints of hay. Flavour is somewhat sweet and stale with sugar and ripe fruits, especially apricot. Also hints of solvent-like alcohol. Sticky palate. Too sweet, not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6609) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330 ml bottle. BBE 01/2016.
Pours a slightly unclear copper colour with a large, thick, white head. Aroma of strong ripe apricot and light spices. Flavour of strong, sweet and ripe apricot, grassy hops, light spices and quite stuffy maltiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, warming and sweet finish. Better than X, as this has more sweetness and stronger fruitiness. Still, this lacks the malty body it needs without any stuffiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6704) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. BBE 01/2016.
Pours clear golden color with large head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, malts, herbal notes and some spicy notes. Flavor of caramel, malts, ripe fruits, spices and earth notes. MIld sour palate with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4086) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330ml bottle

BBE 01/2016 - Pours orange with medium white head. Aroma of fruits, spices, malts and some earthy notes. Taste of exotic fruits, apricot, spices and some earthy notes. Slightly sweet and malty. Finish is fruity with some glue notes. Okay, slightly unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque dark amber with a yellowish head. Heavily phenollic aroma with some alcohol lurking. Medium body, a little lowish in carbonation, overripe fruit, a little chocolate and some hops appearing late. Better than the single X me thinks. 030312

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