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De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden color. Malty, grassy citric yeasty aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with grassy hops. Vanilla, mint and yeast. Medium bodied with a hint of alcohol. Quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
A translucent golden amber ale with a thin off hwite head. In aroma, red apples, sweet jam, light vanilla, cloying. In mouth, a sweet malt with chalky notes, orange peels, light bitterness, medium bodied. On tap at Delirium Café Hoppy Loft, July 13 2011.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8542) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2011
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...


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