Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours slight hazy amber coloured with a nice big lacing and lasting off white head. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, sugar, orange fruit and some alcohol. Rich and sweet flavour with notes of caramel, dried fruit, yeast and warming alcohol. Great beer. reggiedunlop (3718) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
pours an opaque honey-amber color with some suspended sediment. light tan head with nice retention and lacing. aroma is saison-like...mild spice and alcohol, some fruitiness and orange peel. also smells a bit like stille nacht. flavor is sticky sweet up front followed by spice and leather with a touch of grassiness but somewhat off and muddled. mouthfeel is nice and silky, lively with a very dry finish. not too bad but not up to my expectations of struise... Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
I do want to thank my wife for it she picked it up for me. Poured into a tulip I got a finger worth of white head that trailed to a thin lace. The color of the brews body was peachy orange. Some floaties were there as well
Aromas of a slight earthy funk, candy sugar and spices (Nutmeg) filled my nose. The flavor was close to the nose. Sweet and earthy with some great Christmas spices. I treated it like a sipper and I loved it. The brew felt about medium bodied in my mouth with good carbonation.
If my wife wants to buy me another I gladly drink it again. I might even buy one myself Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Draught (vintage 2008) at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Hazy orange amber color. Sweet and tart aroma with gooseberry, red currant, toffee and honey. Sweet and tart-berryish flavor with red currant, spicy toffee and meat broth. Thick body. Very original, hopefully we will meet again. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
0.33 L bottle. Opaque, golden-orange body. Low offwhite head. Yeasty and fresh fruity aroma. Notes of lactic acids. Also flowers, orange zest and mild spices. Taste is more spicy, has a semi-dry, restrained malt body with an acidic citric and berry-ish fruitiness. Well prononced, kind of sharpish bitterness. Medium to full body. A certain alcohol warmth in the mouth. Spicy finish. Not your usual Christmas seasonal, yet a great brew.
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Really impressed by how well balanced and how well hidden the alcohol is. A lot of sediment in this one.. And a serious gusher, too! Banana, vanilla, candy yeast, and some apple notes. Struise never dissapoints. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a nice red color with a small head... almost flat really. Aroma i ssweet and spicy with some raisins. The flavor is awesome port with dry fruit, a warming alcohol presesn with some spicy hops, somewhat rustic. Very nice beer indeed. Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2009
[email protected]SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2009
brugge, dark golden, cloudy colour with a big white stable head. Smell: very fruity. Taste: a very good mix between bitter and sweet, spicy, alcohol and also a bit buttery. Very nice winterbeer!
330 ml bottle - pours dark orange with thin white head and minor yeast floaties; aromas of musky apples, yeast, candy syrup with a nice spice kick; full bodied and zesty; apples, spice and everything nice; maybe a tad too sweet at first, but comes more together as it warms; dry, sticky finish thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated yellow-orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty and mild spice. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and mild spice. A decent one that I would consider buying again.