De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34764) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15610) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7442) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, malt, hops and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23277) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Somewhat hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity aroma, yeast notes, grapes, bread and hops. Fruity hop flavor, grapes,yeast,bready notes, some apples. Spicy notes.
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Draught at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Hazy golden beer, white head. Candy and fruit aroma. Sweetish flavor, yeasty, candy and with fruity notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wavers1 (913) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
decent brew, has a tiny bit of bandaid showing up in the taste, overall its decently tasty and drinkable for a couple of oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Hazy amber color, with generous, compact head. The aroma presents some typical Belgian yeast spiciness, mild, and some delicate fruitiness. Correct body strength; the malt flavor is not impressive, but at least it’s a bit sweet and spicy; there is a trace of vegetables, and the bitterness is on an average level (or high for a Belgian beer). Correct brew.

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