Beer5000 (6825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Hazy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma feels a bit messy in the start but ends up quite delicious. Acidic vinous, sweet malt, berries, dry fruit, candy sugar, spices and slightly funky. Flavor is sweet and sour, malt, fruit, chocolate and vinous. Fine body. Not exactly balanced, but quite pleasant anyway. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Pours a rich brown with a tan head that leaves minimal lacings. Aroma is fruity, tart cherries and some other red fruits mixed with a little bourbon. Taste is tart, dry, not too complex. Flavors of chocolate, tart cherries, some dirty belgian yeast.. Acid and winey, this ultimately fails to impress. Carbonation is a touch too high to my liking. A mess, overall, and subpar for a De Struise brew (in line with their Tsjeese serie though). zaf (308) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2013
scura/rossastra con schiuma non molto persistente e di grana media..aroma che ricorda sapori dolciastri acetosi,lieviti e punte legnose classiche De Struise..la parte iniziale mostra la componente "bourbon" diciamo con sentori legnosi comunque poco accentuati mentre nella parte finale domina l’acetico non eccessivo,probabilmente bilanciato dai 2 anni in bourbon barrel e che si prolunga nel retrogusto dove troviamo anche una leggerissima nota amaricante..corpo medio,secca e leggermente oleosa..fortunatamente non è una vera e propria flemish (non le preferisco) e ritengo che l’invecchiarla in bourbon barrel sia stato un tocco di classe in più poichè ha probabilmente smorzato la componente acetica ed arricchito aroma e gusto con note legnose che sinceramente preferisco..comunque sia,buona birra,sopra lo standard! BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bouteille partagée par Tom10101, merci! Curieux mélange de fruits rouges, de pommes, de bourbon et de vanille. Acidité fruitée. Me rappelle un peu la Black Ghost, mais en mieux! tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Hazy reddish brown with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is weird, but quite interesting. There’s strong vanilla/bourbon notes at first followed by hints of red fruits, caramel, wood and light winey notes. Taste is also weird, but in an less enjoyable way. Moderate sweetness along red fruits, light acetic notes, fainted bourbon, vanilla and wood. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Really complex, but not in a good way. Complexity comes from elements that are not needed in a Flemish Bruin and doesn’t add much to the beer. I can’t even imagine the base beer with all those layers over it. It’s not bad, but it’s not Struise good.
larsga (7679) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Small brown head. Opaque brown body. Earthy wooden linoleum aroma with vinous wild berry notes. Sour-sweet perfumy mineraly fruity taste with wooden spicy herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly astringent mouthfeel. Dry-acidic perfumy vinous wooden aftertaste with linoleum and old book notes. Really nice and clear. Highly drinkable. (0.15l draft at Haand 13.) Dpaquet (422) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Pour is hazy dark brown with little beige head and little to no lacing. Aroma is fruity, lots of oak, vanilla, red wine, caramelish, bready, tart. Taste has some tart cherries, oak, a tad acetic, some sweetness, winey. Medium body and medium carb. Not sure about this one. Not bad but far from great. Yves (3179) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
@ Wim’s place shared with Wim. Black coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Roasted malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sour bitter dry. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at Churckey. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose is malts, caramel and sweet. Taste also of roasty malts, oaks, some sour of course and bourbon notes. Funky combination. DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, vinous notes, a bit of roastiness, dark fruits, oak and a bit of bourbon. Harsh sour flavor with vinegar, oak, dark fruits and roastiness. Medium-bodied. Weird.