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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2009 Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes; 2009 vintage. A: Pours a dark brown color thats perhaps a bit murky. The head is a one finger khaki shade. I even note some legs on the glass, even though its only 7%. S: There is some acetic sourness, but its very mild. What I notice more are some notes of dark fruits, buttery oak, and even touches of cocoa powder. Once I get used to the fact that its not very sour, I like it a lot. T: Just like the nose suggested, the tartness is restrained - and it becomes even more so as this is consumed. Its actually more sweet/fruity than tart on the opening and middle, with augmenting touches of caramel. It finishes with a good amount of dry cocoa powder and vanilla. The lack of significant sourness allows these other notes to come out well, giving it a more approachable complexity than others. M: The finish is very chocolaty yet dry, aided by middling carbonation. It feels very substantial without being too heavy, which helps its drinkability even more. O: This wont particularly please anyone looking for big tartness - at the most, its only about 2/10 sour. Rather, this is beginner-friendly yet with enough of an augmenting barrel note to make less cynical sour ale drinkers more than happy. Myself, I really enjoyed this.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (1435) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle. 2010 Vintage; BBE Jan 2018; Drank June 2016 - Deep Red Brown in colour. Good foamy lasting beige head. Aroma; sour fruity vinous. Very Fruity; sour tart berries, dark fruits, plums, cherries, vinous, balsamic vinegar. Spicy and Yeasty; heavily sedimented. Malty; toasty grainy malts, caramel, some chocolate notes, cask wood. Warming alcohol. Sweet sour very fruity yeasty malty throughout. Quite dry. Enjoyed this a lot. Good stuff. Very tasty Sour Red/Brown Ale! (2016-07-16)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2016
50 cl bottle. Ruby colour with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and vineous. Flavour is sweet chocolate and caramel, raisin sourness, oak barrel notes

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2016
(500ml bottle, BB 30-11-2017) Pours a clear brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, toffee, tootsie roll, caramel, honey, and sassafras. Flavor of vinous, plum, raisins, chocolate and caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (471) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 21, 2016
Aspetto: marrone scuro, schiuma abbondante, marroncino dorata, fine e decisamente persistente. Aroma: agrodolce, cacao e caramello. Intenso e delizioso. Gusto: buonissimo agrodolce, anche se non molto intenso. Si sentono anche abbondanti caramello e soprattutto cacao. Carbonizzazione e corpo. Buonissima birra!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7224) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a thin creamy tan head, aroma has vinegar with some dark fruits, taste has tart red fruits, vinegar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2426) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber in colour, hazy with white and quickly disappearing head. Aroma of tart red fruits, some wood and bit of vinegar. In taste very fruity with some barrel notes, medium sour. Medium body, high carbonation. Dry and tart in the finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4337) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a dark Burgundy-red one with a light creamy brown egg-shell colored bubbly top. Not to extreme on the aroma even if it kicks a punch when you inhale. Soft vinegar with red berries and traces of mild vinous wood. The taste is as smooth as always with Struise: Loaded with acidic red berries and woody red wine vinegar. Dragon fruit and kumquat with lots of sour gooseberries and a strong vinous touch. Its quite drying on the mouthfeel, so much that I would call it mouthdrying. Its pleasant to drink, somewhat unique in the taste. Interesting experience, and Im one of those lucky guys that has another bottle that wont be opened for many years. Already looking forward to that day. 06.02.2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (5245) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal mai-16: brunsvart med insisterende beige skum. Syrlig, vins braroma og smak med noe vanilje, treverk og maltsdme. Balansert, frisk og lettdrikkelig, selv med sitt innslag av rdvin/rdvinseddik.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5473) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottled. The aroma has red fruits, wine, vinegar. Murky, red-brown coloured beer with an off-whit head. Gusher. The taste is light-moderate sour, has red wine, fruitiness, vinegar. Light-medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (369) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Geproefd bij IPA/Sour proeverij, uitgeschonken in Struise BD glaasje. De eerste fles had een enorme carbonatie, zeer veel schuim, een gusher. Thuis later nog de 2010 versie op, deze had dat totaal niet, dit deed overigens niets af aan de aromas en de smaak. Het bier is diep donkerbruin van kleur met een roodachtige gloed. De geur is sterk, oud eikenhout, leder, rode wijn, bourbon, muffig, bierkelder en port. De smaak is zurig en complex, enigszins muffig. Typisch Vlaams rood/bruin bier, maar dan met Barrel Aged tonen. De zuur balans is erg mooi, met complexe tonen van oud eiken, balsamico azijn, aarde en rode wijn, Naast de Bourgogne wijntonen, ook nog een smaak element van Wild Turkey Bourbon, vanille met warme alcoholische notities. Het mondgevoel is fluwelig en zacht, met een medium carbonatie. De afdronk is lang, licht zurig en houtig. Werkelijk een fascinerend bier, wel voor de meer doorgewinterde speciaal bier drinker, door de vrij zure en licht geoxideerde smaak. Wel met de typische eigenschappen die de kwaliteit van de Struise bieren kenmerken. De Reserva versie die ik eerder proefde beviel mij wel net iets beter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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