fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bottle, pours dark orange with red hints, frothy off white head, some sediment. Aromas are huge, slight lambic barnyard, light citris notes, and candy sugar. Oh my.........this is heaven in a glass, the mouth is perfect. Subtle with a light carbonation. There is a definate wood flavor but it’s mellow, lots of sweet flavors, peach, white grape, some sugar, and a slight bitter orange in the lingering finish. This is a treat. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 16, 2009
33cl Bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium lacing off-white head. The aroma is fantastic lots of fruit,spices,oak,calvados, alcohol,malt, caramel. A pleasure. The taste is even better Sweet malty, orange, pear, caramel, a warming taste of calvados,oak,vanilla. So complex and yet so drinkable. Despite the warming alcohol presence the 10% is very well hidden (I honestly believe that I could have many bottles in one go). This is for me (by far) the best Tripel ever! I’m ordering more bottles and will try and taste it in different period as they age (if i can manage and don’t drink them alla at once).I was expecting it to be good but not that good ! Well done Struise ! tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 An awesome, high-fermented beer from De Struise. A lot of sediment floating around in my bottle so this was risky. The complexity was thankfully astonishing. A superb beer. Very special. Luckilly I have one more in my stock to try so will review more comprehensively at a later time. I hope that one is better on the eye. I got a lot of sour fruits, tart, zest peel and raisins Edit. Borefts version. 2009. WOW. Oakier, fuller, less sediment, still a little clouder but wow, such an improvement. Up this to a 4.5. Cheers. BigMomma (243) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 75cl bottle courtesy of Urbain shared with Travlr, Owen, Herman and Sebastien. Vintage 2008. Goldblond with almost no head. Fruity aroma with grapes, wine, oak and a slight citrus note. Taste is sweet and fruity with wine touches and a slight alcohol precense. Fruity wine finish. Wonderfull beer!
retasting of a 33cl bottle vintage 2007, courtesy of Urbain shared with David.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle produced in 2010 pours hazy ruby-orange with dense and creamy yet thin head. Aroma has some musty sourness to it when the beer is too cold, but as it warms many more things become apparent; vanilla-oak, mushroomy earthiness, vinuous minerality/acidity/must, signature "green and purple grape" Struise yeast profile.
Taste is incredibly different from the aroma with vanilla, mild malt vinegar acidity, syrupy sweetness, strawberry, biscuit, purple grapes, and a spice/herb profile that can only be described as "umami". Body is medium, velvety, soft carbonation, complex mushroomy/spicy/barrely juicy finish. Overall, every time I try a Struise beer, I am absolutely floored. This is just as unique and complex as anything else I’ve had from them.
DanielBrown (4513) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle from brilliant Kev and Hannah, who bought it on their holiday to Bruges. Blinding beer. Absolutely blinding. Soft mouthfeel, but fizzy too. The balance is perfect, sweet, slightly tart, full flavoured, but not harsh. Magnificent. ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
on tap at the brewery into snifter.
White puffy white head golden orange caramel color.
Aroma: spicy, wheat, yeasty, rye.
Taste: sweet dry
Palate: velvety and creamy full body, long finish
Overall incredible texture and body. Lore (2772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee, woody notes, hints of vanilla, nuts and some whisky; taste of dried fruits, vanilla and whisky notes, caramel, gingerbread and some nuts; excellent Belgian strong ale Nische (2282) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
2007 bottle, from Belgiuminabox. Brownish color with a very small beige head. Soft aroma of raisin, prune, dark fruit, dates, light caramel. Similar soft taste with big raisin and dark fruits, perfectly balanced sweetness. Round vanilla and oak notes lingering. Very soft carbonation, you just feel it’s there enhancing the round mouthfeel. Absolutely lovely! SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 9, 2017
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