Struise New Years Blond

De Struise Brouwers
Formerly brewed at Caulier

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
X-Mas beer brewed by (De Struise Brouwers) at the Caulier brewery.

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DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma has yeast, fruits and some decent funky wood. Sweetish flavor with fruits, light funk hints, some yeast and a very alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.

TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle at the Williamsburg Gathering. Given as a gift ay Zythos ’06 by the very generous lachesis. Thanks Carlo! Labeled as 125. Corked and crowned 1L magnum with a difficult almost plastic-like substance sealing it. Hazy gold. Tall fizzy white head. Aroma is odd. Some yeast, semi-sweet notes, dried fruits, light funk, sweet malt, and spices. Light bready notes as well. Taste has more yeasty flavors along with spices, fruit (melons and apple), some earthiness and bread and funk. Very dry bodied. Fizzy with light chalkiness in spots. Ends with more spice, fruits, earth tones, yeast, funk and grains/bread. Different but tasty! I think it grew on most as we drank it.

Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 2005 magnum shared by TheBeerGod at the 2008 Richmond Summer Gathering in Williamsburg. Thanks Mike! Lemon yellow color with a huge frothy head and nice lacing. Earthy, buttery and fruity notes in the very dry aroma. Very dry and fruity taste with notes of pear, apple and caramel. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture.

LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Magnum bottle, Vintage 2005, labeled as 125 Limited Edition. Thanks to The_Beer_God at Richmond Summer Gathering @ Williamsburg. Pours cloudy golden in color with white head. Aroma yeasty and fruity. Taste yeasty, breedy,fruity and the alochol is well hidden with very dry finsih.

bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. 2005. Hazy and yellow in colour with a small head. Bit malty with notes of yeast, spices and fruits.

TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
[email protected] Grand Tasting 2008
Hazy yellow color, small creamy white head. Fruity-citrusy aroma. Candy sugary, fruity, a bit earthy flavor. Nice, but not outstanding blonde.

thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
Pours a hazy pale yellow with slight green hue. Big, frothy, white head. Not that appealing - and looks rather weak. But just the aroma! Powerful fruitiness, lots of apples, oranges and yeast. Fine oily mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, yeasty, lots of red apples, nice oranges. Fine, light tartness and malty power. Impressive that something that unimpressive in looks can have that much power.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle at RBESG08 ... Slightly hazy orange ... tasty eough blonde ale but not as good as other struise.

ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottled(750ml or bigger). -RBESG2008, Grand Tasting. 2005 vintage, No 123.
Cloudy yellow coloured, huge airy white head, not so pleasant tart fruity nose. Yeasty and fruity taste with notes of spices and herbs. Alcohol is well hidden.

Marko (6107) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting
2005 version? not sure. Poured a murky yellow colour with a huge white head that took its time to go away. Lemony nose, some funkiness. The taste is maybe just slightly too sweet. Lemony, yeasty, slightly funky, some alcohol. Pleasant enough!

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