De Struise Brouwers
Brewed at Deca Services

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1817) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
Bire classe comme flemish triple, ce qui est normal pour une 8 % abv, alors que ce ntait pas possible pour la simple X qui naffiche que 6 % au compteur, et est pourtant appele ainsi pour le march amricain. Donc il faut corriger lerreur, mais il ny en a pas quune sur le classement des bires belges aux States!!!! Sur le site de ratebeer, la X tait une belgian ale, et celle-ci une strong ale logique!!! Sauf que ce nest pas une ale mais une triple refermentation en bouteille Bref, keep quiet . Couleur ambre soutenu, curieux pour une triple, mais cest ainsi chez les Struise.... Clart nette. Bulles fines en fontaine intense au centre. Mousse blanc cass qui tombe trs vite, et couvre comme une nappe en soie 1 mm. Odeurs de candi blanc, trfle, pamplemousse doux, corce de pin et houblon de Poperinge.. 1re bouche douce sur des noisettes grilles, avec du malt caramel. Arrire-bouche avec des touches de houblon. 2me bouche agrable en cascade crales/houblon. Rtro-nez fruit abricot. 3me bouche sur des fruits confits (abricot, poire) et du bl mri. Arrire-bouche trs complexe en crales/fruits/bois blanc de ft. Longueur o on dtaille la complexit ou on complexifie le dtail Alcool bien sous tout rapport. Levure construite, structure, trs belle et jolie pointe damertume. Finale qui parachve le travail. Une bire donc sans dfaut, cest dj un grand point, avec beaucoup de qualits, cest encore mieux, et venant des Struise, alors cest le ponpon . Comprenne qui voudra.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VikingUSA (3) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
Pours a murky copper with a light and marshmallow-y off -white head. Westoek XX has an intriguing tropical nose of guava, berries, some grapes, and healthy doses of spice and funk. There is a neat depth of fruity flavors on the first swallow, with kiwi the most prominent but strawberry and bananas also present, along with lots of chewy spice on the finish. Upon subsequent swallows, the barnyard flavors become more and more dominant, along with warm apple and some more muted and textured tropical notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
A gusher; cloudy orange, floaty bits, large white head; hoppy aroma; taste is fruity, appley, funky; hard to describe (especially when your not taking notes because youre eating your Christmas Eve dinner) but make no mistake this was gloriously moreish and Ill be having one or two more in 2014.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jybi (239) - FRANCE - SEP 8, 2016
Cette cration est la preuve que lacidit peut tre mise au service de lamertume pour donner toute sa splendeur une bire. La Westoek XX prsente une robe ambre, opaque, une fine effervescence, et une mousse blanc crme, initialement de 0,5 cm pour retomber rapidement. Le nez est acidul sur des notes florales, dagrumes et de rsineux. La premire attaque est soyeuse, sur le malt et le caramel. Ensuite, arrive une splendide explosion de fracheur avec une amertume aux couleurs de bl, de pommes, dananas et de pin. En arrire bouche, lacidit est prsente et permet en finale de laisser des armes de cranberry saffirmer, et surtout, en se mlant lamertume, de donner une belle longueur. En conclusion, la Westoek XX se permet dallier fracheur, complexit et longueur avec une homognit et un quilibre sans faute. Pour tre perfectionniste, une corpulence un peu plus affirme nous ferait atteindre le firmament.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4228) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Dobre wned prawie bardzo dobre. Piwo prawie wyskakuje z butelki a juz zaczyna sie piana tworzyc podczas nalewania ale w butelce. Po prostu sama wychodzi. Nie da sie jej opanowac. Stanowi wiekszosc po nalaniu niz piwa. A piwo jest kolory pomaranczowego silnie zmetnionego. I o jaskrawym odcieniu. Zapach morelowy i brzoskwiniowy a takze nieco pieczonych jablek w tle. Smak typowy dla tripla ale z cala masa tych ze owocow. Alkohol ukryty. Tresciwe i smaczne piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
Dark orange, evaporating beige airy head. Nose: cherries, sour hint, wild yeast. good carbonation. taste: fruity, apple, flowers. finish is sweetish, subtile, but mainly sourish. very refreshing, whaaaw I am perplexed. what a surprise. I definitely thad this beer before, cant remember it tasted this way (sourish) and this good! (had the bottle in The Capital and did check maturity date which was still good)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml. Exploded on opening (oops). Pours very very cloudy dark amber/orange with (explosion aside) a large amount of frothy, dense, off-white head. Lacing is very thick thick and theres no carb visible (though this has been settling for a bit). Very juicy looking and head retains forever. Nose is strongly fruity and sour; lots of ripe green apple, citrus, pineapple, bit of champagne, floral, garden notes. Some sweeter stuff going on underneath; candied fruits, sugar, banana esters, clove. Musty, whiff of resinous hops, no booze. All working very well so far! Taste is initially sweet and juicy with more pineapple, light honey before a hefty hit of sour in the middle, opening up a whole basket of fruity flavours including the aforementioned pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, several varieties of melon (honeydew and watermelon most prominent) and a bit of blood orange towards the end. The sour astringency continues into the finish to join with a fairly potent grapefruit bitterness and lingering cereal and melon. Throughout theres a bit of spice (mostly clove and coriander) and belgian yeast, though this isnt too prominent. Body is medium-full, texture is thick and sticky, carbonation is moderate finish is fairly crisp and dry but long and bitter. Fantastic array of fruity flavours combining with a hefty sourness make this a seriously refreshing brew despite the 8% ABV (which is completely hidden taste-wise). Just wish I hadnt lost half of it upon opening!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dexcansino (575) - Andaluca, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2013
Buensima cerveza. De color bronce con ligera espuma blanca. De olores y sabores complejos. Huele a frutas, melocotn, uva,.. el sabor es tambin afrutado, pero a la vez picante y especiado. Cualquier intento de adivinarlo me equivocara, as que mejor bbela.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2573) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2014
very hazy orange colour, medium sized dense yellowish head; aroma of dried fruits (mostly figs and plum), yeast, earth, some caramel and hints of dessert wine (with raisin notes); taste of caramel, slight citrus, yeast, dried fruits (plum) again and hints of spicy alcohol; really good Belgian strong ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. A - Similar to the regular Westoek, which is a good thing. Darker copper color with a large, foamy, somewhat thick, frothy, white head. A little more foamy and not quite as thick as the regular. Good retention with a nice lace. S - Very nice fruity aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit with a nice mix of tropical fruit, floral, and grassy hops. A good amount of ripe banana as well (more than the regular). Doesnt have the funk and has a nice sweetness along with a touch of Belgian yeast. T - Definitely bigger and bolder than the regular (much appreciated). A big blast of tropical and stone fruit and a lot of ripe banana followed by a nice bready and spiced flavor. Belgian yeast in the background and a subtle sweetness. A nice hoppy tripel with a good fruity aspect along with a touch of floral and grassy hops. M - Medium body with a bit below average carbonation. Quite smooth. D - Really enjoyed this with all the aspects together. Bold with a nice fruity, hopped up tripel (compared to the bland flavor of the regular version). Just very easy to drink and flavorful. Notes: Really liked this beer. The aspects werent so up and down compared to the regular, but overall I enjoyed it more. Everything just worked well together even though the individual aspects themselves werent great. Much more flavorful than the regular version. Overall it was an enjoyable hoppy tripel.

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