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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Saison
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cartoon Series N 2. Belgian Blond Ale 5% fermented with French Saison Yeast.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5836) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow colour with a huge white head that doesn?t last long. It?s like pouring lipton iced tea. Smells sourish, herbs and spices, fresh, somewhat malty, slightly lemon, yeasty. Tastes malty, sour, refreshing, slightly iron. Slighty thin body and nicely fizzy carbo. Could be worse, could be better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
330ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy white head. Spice, lemon and yeast in the aroma. Tangy taste with lemon, tea, coriander and banana detected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
Bottled. Dark blonde with a fine head. Peppery, spicy nose, fruit pie, ginger. Very strange. Spicy flavor, ginger, honey, orange, pepper. Too spicy. Full, silky body. Medicinal.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (5049) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Beerplanet.be. Golden hazy color, good foam. Immediate yeast aromas, also good fruitiness , eucalyptus and some citrus. Medium body & complexity. Noticeable bitterness ( for this style), good balance. Enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5653) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a hazy dark blonde body with a medium foamy white head. Nose is straw, peaches, wet grass, apricot, mild funky saison yeast notes and hints of pale malts and white candi sugar in the back. Taste is pale malts, sweet saison yeast tones, candi sugar, apricot and hints of wet grass, peaches and mild piney touches. Medium body and carbonation. Very pleasant and easily drinkable beer for the summertime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle
I picked this up only because of the label but it turned out to be quite good. A remarkable session beer it is a bit off the beaten path for the style. Whatever it is pick up a bottle assuming you find it for less than $5.00.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy orange base is hazy like a polluted sunset. A clean white head traps hints of carbonation. Starchy and peppery it has a kick. Moderate hops carry along for the ride on a bouquet that smells like fresh laundry.

Flavor / Palate - A fresh starchy mouthfeel fizzes on the tongue. The loaf of white bread transforms into peppery spices. Mild and easy going it is flavorful for a light session beer. The yeasty finish is perhaps a bit strong for a saison yet I like what Struise has done with the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
makromaniak (157) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
A really nice and spicy but weird Saison. Herbs, spices, hay, lemons and pleny of hops. Lots of flavor for a 5% beer and really wel balanced. Big like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. Spicy aroma with notes of yeast, malt and fruits. Flavor is yeast, spices, malt and some fruitiness. Medium body, finish is spicy and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1053) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2013
Nice wheaty aroma. Flat texture. Nose promises more than it can deliver in the mouth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1820) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
Une ale blonde des Struise 5 % abv, cest plutt rare. Mais cest une fermentation haute refermente en bouteille, donc elle mrit lessai, comme toutes les bires des Struise. Couleur blond soutenu brillant. Clart nette, pure. Bulles de taille moyenne en large fontaine trs vivante au centre. Mousse blanc cass, de texture soyeuse, stable 3 mm. Un parfum dencens et de myrrhe, citronelle, fleurs de jasmin. 1re bouche la texture fine, souple avec une prise de bouche trs fleurie, herbace, avec une pointe de cleri, fraise dlicate, framboise, mre. 2me bouche belle, dj intgre, certes fleurie mais avec de trs belles nuances. 3me bouche fine, agrable. Des fleurs despalier, du bois blanc de chne, avec une pointe de muscade. La longueur enchane sur ces fleurs, mais les sensations sont varies et complexes. Lalcool est agrablement surprenant pour ce niveau extrmement bas (5 % abv). La levure est une levure de saison, plutt aigre, mais bien adapte pour le thme. La finale tient en halne par son ct dlicat et trs fin. Conclusion: si on classe cette bire en tant que saison, elle obtient un score moyen, mais ce nest pas une saison!!!! , cest une spciale belge dans la catgorie des ales (le brasseur le dit en mme temps que moi) qui utilise de la levure de saison Nuance!!! (Ne pas confondre une niche de pinsons et une pince de nichons....). Et donc, en tant que spciale, elle peut prtendre une grande originalit fleurie qui donne envie de lavoir en permanence en cave. Dans ce cas, sa note est de 5.


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