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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
bottle at jans ... crisp golden amber ... thin off white lacing ... sweet orange yeasty nose ... light vineous ... juicy sweet resinous yeastyness ... some orange ... some lime ... very sweet just short of being clawing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
33cl bottle enjoyed at home after Man Utd beat Chelsea to all but win their record 19th championship. Funny I thought I had this at ACBF but obviously not. Clear orange amber colour with lasting white head. Well what am I expecting? Another highly drinkable beer I am guessing. Sweet sherbert and apricot aroma. Hop and apricot aroma. Enticing aroma. In terms of carbonation and mouthfeel it is all bar perfect. Yes more apricot flavour in the mouth. Some hop sting on the finish. A decent fruity Belgian strong with great mouthfeel. Almost in tripel country. Apricot fruit is pretty good. Opens up as you drink it. The mix of apricot jam and touches of honeyed syrup are extremely enticing. Touch of tangerine on the finish. As it went down the more I enjoyed it. The fruit really is immaculate. Overall I will remember this for the impressive apricot jammy flavour and huge drinkability in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. (Notes says Motueka hops) It’s an unclear, golden-orange beer with a beige finger-thick size. The aroma is a bit sugary, with peach notes, fruit syrup and some peppery, spiced notes. It’s dry and well carbonated, with sweetness and a nice peppery touch. Peaches and bitterness too, finishing sweet, fruity and bitter. A bit on the sweet side I think, but tasteful anyway. 120511

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle at Kulminator.  Fruity. Phenols. Spicy. Grassy. Wheaty. Medium hoppy. Peppery. Light berries. Plain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13773) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13181) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
19.11.13 Bottled 330ml Saveur. BB 11/2017. Copper-amber color, good foamy white head - the bottle was gushing a bit. Berries in the nose, some bretta-like tartness, some caramel. Medium-bodied. Flavor has light bretta, caramel. Fruity, apricot-mango, passion fruit candy. Drinkable yes, Belgian yes, but not among the best Struises.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a small cream head. Aroma of yeast, earth, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of yeast, orange, caramel, pear, and coriander.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Draft at ACBF 2011. Cloudy gold pour with a foamy head. Mild grain and yeast on the nose. Flavor is quite sweet, plenty of caramel and demerera sugar. Medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, lots of malts. Very decent.


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