Struise / Bridge Road Imperialist

Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Pale Lager - Strong
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This Intergalactical Imperial lager was brewed by Ben (Bridge Road Brewers, 50 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia) & Urbain @ Struise, as a superb collaborative effort between both breweries and Simply Hops (Hop Pocket Lane, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6DQ, UK). While Ben shared his Australian Lager brewing techniques, Simply Hops procured us with Fresh Galaxy hop flowers. Only 4 ingredients were used, Vleteren water, German pilsner malt, Australian Galaxy Hops and Weihenstephan yeast. This lager not only bottom fermented, but also matured on its own bed of C02 for six months.

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josanguapo (2958) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2018
De Zombier. En copa Teku. Viendo Colony 2x09-10. No tiene nada que me recuerde a una pilsen sino el sabor como a mermelada que encuentro en algunas elaboraciones belgas, muy bien ejecutado

DraftPours23 (1571) - FRANCE - SEP 22, 2018
Robe blond sombre, limpide au début, trouble avec la levure. Mousse qui dégueule et reste bien. Un nez très riche, puissant, très malté et herbeux. En bouche, beaucoup de corps, avec une amertume puissante, herbacée, très vive, trop. L'amertume et le corps ne s'équilibrent pas parfaitement, et paraissent tous deux très puissants. Avec la levure, c'est mieux, les arômes s'adoucissent, deviennent plus lisses. Vraiment particulier, mais pas spécialement à mon goût.

rumore (1715) - Rimini, ITALY - JUL 23, 2018
33cl bottle at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Vintage 2015. Pours intense gold, fairly transparent, with limited white foam (initially medium-high). Aroma is malty, tofee, burnt caramel almost. Body is dense with good carbonation and quite an alcoholic feeling. Taste is sweet but with nice bitterness, almost spicy, and a tad sour. Finish is long and sour.

HenrikSoegaard (15949) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2018
Bottle Frothy white fair mostly diminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

ardeo (1023) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2018 Bouteille 33 cl de chez Beerlovers. Bière orange limpide avec mousse stable à 0,5 cm. Nez très agréable sur les fruits (prune, raisin), les malts lager, le miel il me semble. Entrée en bouche un peu piquante (Brett?) mais ensuite, fraîcheur, douceur et saveurs (fruits prune, abricot, miel), sur houblons. L'alcool est peu présent et l'amertume relativement courte. Bière vraiment "spéciale" -comme tous les produits de chez Struise- qui me plait bien.

EvNa (1658) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2018
Bottle. Vintage 2015, bbf date 21-06-2018. Color: Golden, frothy off-white head. Aroma: Hop, , yeast, caramel, yellow fruit. Taste: Moderate to medium sweet, yeast, hoppy. Caramel notes. Light hints of flowers and herbs, lightly boozy. Medium body, above average carbonation. Ok.

nathanvc (2123) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2018
Bottle from Struise Shop, Bruges.
Pours clear golden with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma contains apple, yeast, grain, 'wort', some banana and mango, bitter hops. It tastes light fruity sweet and light to medium grainy bitter with yeast notes; dry, grainy finish, some wry alcohol. Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation. I must have missed something, I did not enjoy this...

julesxxl (2544) - FRANCE - FEB 14, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2019 (nez & bouche purée (melon-orange-banane), dry sweet tomato, levure, pêche, dry kiwi/abricot, ananas, ultra fruité)

vinivini (4567) - Gomel, BELARUS - DEC 28, 2017
Vintage 2015 bottle. Hazy honey yellow. Tall fluffy white head. Aroma: intense fruit, honey melon, walnut, strawberry jam. Fine smell. Medium body. Medium dry to medium sweet taste. Hoppy enough. Grass, grapefruit. Solis honey malts. Excellent balance. Very good.

Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2017
330ml bottle, 2015 vintage, from the Struise Bruges bottle shop on 22 Dec 2017. Pale cloudy gold with small white head. Aromas of bread, indistinct tropical fruits, some alcohol. The taste has crackers, bready maltiness, a bit of a muddy bitterness, some nice passionfruit, citrus and paw paw fruitiness, although a little oxidised. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Some nice flavours but would've been better fresh and using a more clean bittering hop than galaxy.

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