Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with violet flowers, aged in portwine barrel.

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Koelschtrinker (22488) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Kaugummiartiger Antrunk mit deutlichem hallmalzigen Einschlag. Würziger werdend, dennoch besonders angesichts des Alkoholgehalts mild. Zum Ende wenig herb, klebrig, die Kaugumminote ist weniger intensiv. Etwas schlammig. Interessant, aber nicht wirklich gut. 11/9/9/9//9

fonefan (52959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Draught @ pré-ZBF 09 @ Alvinne: Alvinne-Struise beerfest.
Light unclear dark red amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, oak - vanilla, notes of flowers - perfume - soap - english porpurri toilet sniffer. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090306]

lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
Nice Quad, Great warm brown color, and yellow beige foam. Smell is nutty, malt and hints of soft porto wood. taste is super smooth, malty honeyed and ends with complex porto touches.

henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Draft - Very beautiful orange brown lightly hazy body with a huge lasting whipped cream like head; Very very nice nose, tons of character in malt depth and very well integrated barrel aromas, nothing is left out, very well put together; Very very nice body with a pleasant soft texture and a little to much oak tannins to be well fitting; It finishes long with the tannins a little to present but otherwise amazing, tons of aromas from both malt, hop, yeast and barrel. Very very nice and interesting beer with tons of character, its only flaw is a little to much time spend in the barrels.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Tap at avlinne. Unfortunity it wasnt pouring correctly for whatever reason, therefore i only got a small sample. Alround rating: fruity ripe plums and vanilla character, woody tartness, alcohol is drying. An interesting beast, but im guessing that this is going to be changed into some other sort of beast over the course of time.

harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
On tap at the Alvinne Pre ZBF 09 event. Hazy amber/russet. Good yeasty esters on aroma. Bit of herb. It’s ok, not up to the usual Struise standard, which to be honest is set so hiigh. Fruits are nice, but alcohol is a bit prevalent.

MiP (16082) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Draught at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Weak fruity aroma, hint of marcipan. Cloudy dark red amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is mostly marcipan to me. Not as sweet as marcipan, though. Distinct bitterness in the finish. Fruity and vinous finish. I expect more from a beer this strength.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
A Mes rate: draught at Alvinne Pre ZBF.
Murky amber colour with a good light beige head. Truly unusualy stuff. Floral and very perfumey with loads of chunky yeast. Excellent slightly sweet bready notes bolstered by the chewy alcohol. Faint estery notes with some good spicy hints in the finish. Very faint barrel notes throughout. Soft and warming. Lovely.

ggaughan (107) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 10, 2009
Sampled at the Pre-ZBF festival at Alvinne. The sign described the beer as a quad aged in a port barrel and coming in at 10% abv. This beer was also brewed with violet flowers. The beer poured an orange/brown body with a thick, fluffy off white, tan head some solid lacing around the glass. The aroma is malty, a bit of wood and some floral notes as well. The taste is pleasing for sure. A malty sweet up front character with some alcohol and wood notes as you work your way through the beer. The violet flower added a different, maybe spiced character to this beer that was very intersting.

Fin (11167) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
Draught at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours a murky puddly amber colour with light beige head. Some woodiness, nuts and alcohol are very much in eveidence on the nose along with good dollop of yeastiness. Taste is quite spirity, some tropical fruits, bit of boozy banana its quite nice but I found that the alcohol dominated a little too much at times. Interesting though. A7 A3 F7 P3 OV14 3.4

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