daniele (9818) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2009
oro buona schiuma piuttosto persitente il naso è speziato un po alcolico in bocca speziatura tocco maltato leggera acidità un tocco citrico una buona lupppolatura alcol piuttosto nascosto pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Hazy golden color. Average head. Aromas of malt, spice a some citrus. Initial flavors of malt, orange peel and ends with spice, a little hops and a nice warming sensation from the alcohol. Interesting beer. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Poured hazy medium amber, peach, spice, honey, bready, little citrus, little yeast, little hops. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Poured into a Duvel glass with a light, frothy white head with decent retention. Aromas of mild skunk, bread/dough, and herbs. Mouth feel is typical of a triple with effervescence, but have a light lingering sweetness.....very light. Flavors of a mild saltiness, spruce, a hint of peppercorns and ginger. A strange finish similar to a pale lager. Not very enticing riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Murky golden orange pour. Not much head. Some banana and spice notes on the nose. Lightly sweet undertones. Banana, clove, and fruity sweetness is followed by peppery spice and a hint of alcohol. Earthy and pepper bitterness in the finish. Solid warming sensation as well. Moderate carbonation.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Tap at Mugs. Poured a slightly cloudy amber. Light nose. Christmas triple? Slight very slight tart note with some candied sugars. Full flavored with some nice malt balance. Some light fruit notes. Finish is fairly dry finish. Nice. proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2009
Deep golden blonde beer with fluffy white mousse. The nose is rich and fruity with a full bread and cake character, also some spices and hops. Taste is warming with a full mouthfeel. Lots of cereals, bread and stonefruits in the taste with some winterspice and a fine hoppy bitter in the finale. Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
11 1/5 ounce bottle, $7.79, from the Davis Co-op. Pours a murky apple sauce brown with a thin ivory head. Aroma is generically fruity, with spices, yeast, and a funk that’s hard to describe; earthy, I guess you could say. Kind of manureish actually. Flavor again brings the funk, though not as manureish in character, just general farm funk now. Slightly spicy and fruity again beneath the rot (it should be known that "rot" isn’t necessarily negative in this context, it’s just all I could come up with to describe the, well, rot). Bready, yeasty, and creamy as it warms up. Average mouthfeel for the style. So not bad, and yes, enjoyable to a degree. On the other hand, it’s kind of a let down in the sense that this is the first Struise beer that I’ve had that didn’t totally blow my socks off and have me lusting for more (see: Black Albert & the Pannepots [which is a great name for my new novelty rockabilly band, but I digress]). Overall, good. Cybercat (6239) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours a lovely hazy golden amber with a lot of tiny goobers floating in it and a VERY thick just off white head. Aroma is mainly yeasty with spicy and floral hints. Flavor is yeasty and fruity and a little spicy - mainly cinnamon - with a good strong alcohol bite. Texture is smooth and quite fizzy. Happy Holidays! jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
From a bottle poured hazy straw color with a large head. Nice strong spicy flavor with a lasting finish.