Struise Rosse - De Struise Brouwers
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United Kingdom (England)
3.11/5 rDev -16.2%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. 2011 vintage. Acquired quite a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as possessing a nutty, yeasty character.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep reddish-amber hue with some floating sediment and light carbonation. Yields a small head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a moment or two before dissipating to a thin surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of grain, subtle toffee, earthy yeast, faint brown sugar and stewed leaves. A whisper of alcohol in the background. Balanced but dull.
Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, subtle caramel/toffee, mild grain, a touch of roastiness, faint brown sugar and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of dry, earthy yeast, grainy caramel and stewed leaves.
Rather disappointing by the standards of de Struise, but perhaps it's just a bit old. Lacklustre looks - where's the big, creamy head? The aroma and flavour are an unexciting mix of earthy yeast and caramel malt. Decent body, but it isn't enough to pull this brew from the doldrums. Uninspired, with a touch of homebrew about it. No need to seek it out.
05-26-2014 22:58:21 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.22/5 rDev +13.7%
Bottle tasted at t' Poatersagt in Brugge, Belgium. The beer poured a nice amber color with a fairly strong head. The aroma of this beer was citrus and had some solid wheat notes as well. The taste was sweet up front but also had a solid yeast and wheat taste that rounded things out, making for an easy drinking brew.
01-09-2008 21:08:05 | More by ggaughan
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours a thick syrup of a yeasty beer. Pleasant yeasty aromas. Starts sweet, mid-sip spicyness and finishes slightly bitter, this reminds me of a Belgian IPA. Satisfying and fuller mouthfeel. Good Drnikability.Some green apple, apricot, in the yeasty taste.
12-25-2010 23:37:34 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
2007 vintage. Poured into my Ovila Goblet. Thin off white head. Slight lacing. Very nice amber color.
Aroma is nice and subtle with a bit of caramel and slight Belgian yeas aroma.
Taste is lacing in a bit of caramel malt flavor. Tastes dry and pretty much only Belgian yeast. It's light in flavor.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin and light. I'm beggining to thing age does not suit De Strusse beers.
Overall an ok beer. Would have it again but wouldn't seek it out.
05-10-2011 06:22:53 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.43/5 rDev +19.4%
Poured from bottle to De Struise glass while sitting in De Garre in Bruge.
Vintage 2008, Best By 8/2011, Consumed on 4/2010.
A: Golden orange in color, very hazy. Watress poured perfectly, so no sediment made it into the glass. Nearly white large foam that filled my glass, three fingers at least. Dissipated in proper time.
S: Sweet, malty, with hints of hoppy citrus, and only subtle yeast. Baking spices in the aroma, gingerbread maybe, but not cinnamon.
T: Perfect! Perfect balance of sweet malts and citrus hops, and the baking spices pull it all together. A perfect Belgian Pale Ale.
M: Silky smooth and delightful on the tongue. The yeast dances with the hops and evenly distributes flavor across the mouth.
D: Smooth and delicious. Perhaps the perfect Belgian Pale Ale. I traveled to Belgium to find this beer(I just didn't know it).
Overall, I was sad not to find any at retail to bring home with me and if I ever see any in the states, I will by them out.
05-04-2010 03:45:34 | More by jmhart
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
On tap at rattle n hum, served in a Goose Island pint.
A: It pours a ruddy amber color with lovely mahogany hues. There is a one finger white head that hangs on for a bit and leaves behind minimal lacing.
S: The nose is full of spicy yeast and a slightly sour malty smell. Apples, grapes, and apricots surface after the initial notes fade. As it continues to warm some spicy notes start to appear, cinnamon and cloves start the parade.
T: The flavor is surprisingly sour with a solid malty backbone. The yeast is definitely a dominant force with a heavy dose of cloves and doughy goodness. Mid-palate some fruits start to surface, apples, white grapes, and pears. It finishes spicy and dry.
M: Medium to light bodied with some bubbly bubbles.
O: I really like this brew, subtle and satisfying.
06-07-2011 22:26:17 | More by Neffbeer
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of deep caramel malt with more sweetness then anticipated and light candi sugar notes. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some medium sweet caramel malt with light notes of toffee and a light bready yeast note at the end. Body is quite full with good carbonation and minimal filtration. Well done though not the most complex beer from this brewer and maybe a tad too sweet for its' own good.
05-28-2010 19:11:40 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Decent pour, nothing really standing out here for me. Nice dark amber color with a good clarity to it yields streams of carbonation that could be seen going up through the glass, Small head of white fades quickly and evenly leaving only token lacing. Aroma is bread, hints of caramel, light earth hops and a touch of grass. Clean taste, mellow body that is well carbonated and not overdone at all. Smooth caramel and light bitter finish leaves you a little dry and looking for another sip.
Overall not bad, I have to say this was a very nice
05-29-2011 05:13:07 | More by mikesgroove
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Struise Rosse vintage 2008, bb sept 2011. Two days too late.
33 cl bottle.
Murky brown, amber, beige soapy head.
Smell mild, faint. It has some dark fruits.
Taste has a lot of bitterness. It contains lightly roasted malts, but only a few notes of hops: citrus, herbs.
Mouthfeel is actually quite dry.
Overall this is a good one, but Struise has a big reputation. It could do with better beers than this.
09-02-2011 16:06:27 | More by RuudJH
United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
Third beer in last nights (22 Oct 2010) 'random beer reviewing evening'. A 2008 brew, poured into a 'Hoegaarden Grand Cru' stemmed tulip glass. The best before date was Sept 2011.
The body was a deep amber/reddy colour, on top an off-white foaming blanket covered the beer.
Toffee and malt molasses dominate the nose, although the smell wasn't as sweet as that sounds!
The toffee and malt flavours also lead the way in the taste stakes, however a sharp bitter, carbonated, feel appears once the sweeter malts leave the mouth.
Easy to drink and well worth finding.
10-23-2010 18:47:54 | More by BlackHaddock
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
Enjoyed on 05/03/11. Tulip glass. Orangish red in color. Foggy. Brief yellowish white head, big bubbles. Brief lacing too. Wet grass, green fruit & subtle yeast aroma. Smooth tartar first sip. Fruity & mildy sour taste. Sour aftertaste too. Fairly well balanced flavor but a little fat mouthfeel. Correct carbonation. Drinkable at cold temperature. I had salted shrimp & pasta salad with it.
05-04-2011 22:41:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Served in a Maredsous chalice at Local Option 2/5/11.
A: Served a lovely deep amber/red color with a decent level of clarity. A thin, off-white layer of foam stuck around for the majority of the glass and left a surprising amount of lace on the glass.
S: Interesting mix of fruity Belgian yeast, sweet caramel-y malt, and some earthy/grassy hops.
T: See above. As it comes up to temp the flavor becomes a little unbalanced towards the fruity yeast side of things.
M: Nice layers of slick, sweet, and dry. Finishes a bit dry when cold and then sweeter and oilier as it warms.
D: A nice Belgian take on an American style. I'd love to compare this to the bottled version.
02-06-2011 20:40:14 | More by GbVDave
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
33 cl bottle, courtesy of gunnfryd, who supplied it to our tasting. The ABV was 5.0%. Served at room temperature, which was too warm, and caused the beer to gush out of the bottle when opening. Reddish brown colour, decent head. Very nice aroma: oak, spices, leather, malts, fortified wine. Moderately spicy and malty flavour. Not bad!
06-17-2007 20:22:48 | More by Sigmund
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
330ml bottle bought from Beermerchants.com
Poured a murky rusty orange colour with a light yeasty haze. Light creamy head poured big, thick and meringue like then faded very slowly to good thick layer... lots of good sticky lacing...
Aroma - Spicy Belgian yeastiness, light spicy fruits (oranges, apples, some pears), some funky / earthy notes, light candy sugar sweetness, some sourness, candied peel, some grassiness, floral notes, light toasted malts, some metallic traces...
Taste - Light spicy fruits (bitter oranges, apples, pears), biscuity malts, nice peppery hop bitterness, cider traces, light candy sugar / honey sweetness, faint anise notes, again some sourness, quite floral, oak traces...
Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with a little bite... medium bodied... pretty drinkable at only 6.00% (not 5% as listed here).
Overall - A pretty good Belgian pale ale although maybe a little bland compared to some.... worth a try though...
05-01-2009 09:57:36 | More by mdagnew
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
A - Amber colored beer that turns a red gold in the middle. Off-white head that leaves tons of fat stick on the sides.
S - Very sweet caramel smelling with some belgian yeast that adds a drying sense and some fruity sweetness.
T - Sweet caramel malts, stone fruits, belgian yeast. Nice take on an American amber. Slightest bit of hop bite on the end.
M - Smooth, lower carbonation, dry finish.
O - A good and interesting beer. Doesn't knock your socks off, but solid.
05-10-2011 23:34:02 | More by AgentZero
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
A: The pour is a hazy light amber color with a tall white head.
S: Sort of a funky aroma, is it supposed to be that way? A little lemon and lemon zest tartness to it. Some yeast and tropical fruits and peaches.
T: The flavor is similar. There are quite a few yeast flavors and a bit of spice. A definite fruitiness, almost like pineapple and peach. There is a bit of tartness and perhaps some Juicy Fruit flavors.
M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Pretty sure it's not supposed to be funky/sour, but it worked out well.
10-09-2011 04:22:12 | More by womencantsail
Struise Rosse from De Struise Brouwers
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