Strubbe Thouroutenaere (2014 - ... )

Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
As from August 2014, this beer is no longer brewed by Alken-Maes. The new Thouroutenaere is brewed by Strubbe, for Drankenhalle Verhelle in Ichtegem, according to a new recipe. Brewed with Amarillo hops.

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tderoeck (10335) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2017
29/VII/17 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ holidays - BB: 23/V/17 (despite having bought this in June) (2017-1148)

Little cloudy blond beer, big solid creamy white head, very stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty fruity, some pineapple and citrus notes, bit grassy, herbal, otherwise a pretty clean smelling brew. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter start, bit yeasty, citrus, some banana, grassy. Aftertaste: very bitter, bit sweet, some banana, metallic touch (aaah, Strubbe, never fails to deliver some metallic flavour to the beers), bit grassy, grains, dry finish. Probably quite a bit better when drunk fresh... Couldn’t help it alas.

JoeinDahlem (1603) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2017
This local town beer for Torhout is an heirloom, once swallowed by Alken-Maes but now commissioned from Strubbe by a drinks market in Ichtegem. Got all that? Pours a hazy pale peach-color with lively bubbles, geometrically stacking white foam, sticky lace on glass. Smells of lemon peel, wet grain, whiff of tart citrus candy. Really nicely balanced taste, fairly bitter, lightly sweet and finishing surprisingly dry, with just a bit of floral-juicy hop-flavor center. Lively mouthfeel, well attenuated. Its strength is well hidden and its drinkability is borderline dangerous; would be refreshing if not for inevitable alcoholic after effects. Excellent strong blond ale that makes smart use of hops without taking things too far in any one direction.

Yves (3150) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2017
Alone at home. Hazy pale yellow coloured beer with large diminshing white head and only few carbonation. Hopped aroma, Full sparkling palate. Finish is bit sweet alcoholic slightly bitter.

seynie (413) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2016
A little hazy straw blonde with a decent foam top. Very nicely balanced with good bitterness, hay, lemon peel, white sugar, dry leaves. Mineral in the finish

deanso (10123) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 15, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy white head. Cloudy blond pour. Decent but needs more hops

kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, cheesey, weak green hops, a little fruit and yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

corkyrory66 (2270) - BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2016
Davantage une ipa qu’une belgian ale, bien sûr, puisqu’il s’agit d’une blonde houblonnée en dry hop
à l’amarillo. Niveau abv de 7,5 %, ce qui la mettrait dans certains pays en « imperial ipa »... suivez
mon regard !! Mon exemplaire était à 5 mois avant sa date, parfait.
Couleur jaune clair, un rien citronné, avec un tout léger voile de levure.
Bulles fines par milliers en fontaine centrale, et partout autour.
Mousse blanche très crémeuse, épaisse, stable à 7 mm.
Fantastique nez finement houblonné, malt clair, pointe de girofle et de miel.
1ère bouche souple, un rien pétillante, au très bel ensemble malt/houblon.
Arrière-bouche à l’amertume délicate, précise, avec un soupçon de poivre blanc.
2ème à la magnifique amertume d’une grande délicatesse.
Arrière-bouche houblonnée, avec une touche de fruité.
3ème au grand ensemble fin, houblonné et malté.
Arrière-bouche d’un équilibre magistral.
Longueur avec un développement superbe de l’amertume, et des tanins.
Jambes fines, groupées, denses.
Levure bien structurée, un peu épicée, très belle ligne.
Alcool parfait, il dirige le tout et laisse s’exprimer les nuances.
Finale qui apporte encore un plus, dont un joli tabac blond.
CONCLUSION : très belle ipa. Oh amarillo, quand tu me tiens !! quels prodiges tu peux faire !!

Benzai (16758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow color, medium to full sized a bi rough white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, a slight touch of hops, some malt bitter, some hop bitter. In the end though, it’s just one of so many Belgian Blond beers. Not bad, not good. Drinkable but I won’t order it again.

kraddel (9165) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Pours rather blonde, ok white head. Rather hoppy scent, fruity but not so bitter. Taste is fruity as well. Bit bitter, some malty base. Kinda sweet, thnx to the aromahops. SHould be more sharp and more bitter, but than again, you might end up with an IPA instead. This is interesting though. Hoparomatic blonde ale. nice

Trappist1 (682) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
ligt clear golden with a nice snow white airy white head. a lot of malts, bit grain in the nose, bit of white sugar, whisky wort as some fruity touch. Taste: malt, yeast. MF is dry, is a bit bitter in the finish, but gets a sweetish streak in the end. very soft, smooth body. alcohol is well hidden, drinks very easy (too easy?) beats the expectations. (but what is wrong with the name, come’on ...). Maybe, worth to compare with an Hapkin ???

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