Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a cloudy copper-orange beer with a little persistent beige foam; estery and dusty nose with notes of orange peels; full-bodied and pretty sweet; a fair carbonation and a decent bitterness, sticky palate; long fruity hoppy finish with more yeasty notes and residual sugars
Leighton (8682) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy and frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (cookie, straw), perfume hops, fruity esters, horse blanket, dust, pear, and alcohol. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Spicy, herbal nose – rooty sassafras or sarsaparilla. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy, mildly acidic flavor – pale grains and honey with hints of toffee and sassafras. Finishes with a nice, lingering sweetness. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amver colour with a firm medium-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Bready cara-malty aroma with yeasty spice, fruity notes of apricots and peaches, as well as some herbal accents. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Cara-malty and slightly sugary start with present fruity accents; sweet malty and apricot-/peach-fruity finish with a muted alcoholic strength. Deceptive. 16.II.13
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good dense, yellow head; pale amber beer. Herbal hops, greenery, root spices. Yeasty notes in the taste, with citrus, coriander, dry hops and greenmalt, rendering some sweetness retronasal. Quite slick, medium bodied. Aftertaste seems to yield some aniseed. This is definitely not my favourite Struise brew...
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, best before January 2016, bought from Dranken Geers. Hazy amber colour. Fluffy white head. Lively carbonation. Strong spicy Belgian yeast aroma. tangy and slightly peppery on the palate. Moderate sharp bitter hop presence. Light mouthfeel. Easygoing and pleasantly drinkable without quite hitting the real high spots.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!