De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11049) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Some fruit and week citrus. MOderate bitter flavor. Nice fruity notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10721) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10603) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10518) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle at home, from Dranken Geers, 24/03/13. Gusher Alert ... Lost 20/25 % of this one ! Hazed orange amber with a big light beige frothy head - good lacing ensues. Nose is orange peel, citrus, yeast, spice - corriander, candied sugars, rye bread. Taste lacks a little depth for an 8% beer, drinkable none the less with pale malt, yeast, citrus, spice, lemon, corriander, rye, caramel, sugars. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation - pitched perfectly, smooth on the palate. A decent enough triple but no world beater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10326) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9960) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9816) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9442) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours light orange/dirty blonde with white head. Nose/taste of lemon peel, dried citrus, light barley grains, bready malt and spicy hops. Well balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
Hazy orange color, slight yeast particals present. Average white head. Smell fruits, slight hints of hop and orange. Nice taste, soft yet kind of stimulating, tickling. It makes me want to taste more so that’s a good thing. Very good carbo, very good body. Very evenly balanced.

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