Struise Witte - De Struise Brouwers
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3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
330ml bottle pored in a thumbler glass.
A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color forming a medium to small thin bubbled white head. Low retention and practically no lacings left
S: Spicy and peppery. Notes of black pepper, orange zest and coriander. A bit grassy. Different from the traditional Belgian Witbiers. More sweet and malty in the nose
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet malts. A bit sour. Herby and spicy. Notes of orange zest, coriander, wheat, and bready yeasts
M: Medium body. Low carbonation and a spicy and citrus aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Again, not a traditional Belgian Witbier but still a Struise
08-10-2013 19:13:14 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.2/5 rDev -13%
Refreshing in its soft tartness and earthen with grain and hop- the overall character of this Belgian wheat beer is less reliant on perfumy notes or citrus notes- but allows for a minerally, earthen, and spicy yeast tone that's normally reserved for farmhouse ale.
Highly carbonated (perhaps obnoxiously so) the ale pours an eruptive bright straw color but with a modest soft hazy glow. As the foam settles into a mousse visual texture it looks rocky and stubborn. Very well defined- the foam laces remarkably while the beer recedes.
Its understated perfume and earthen tones align softly on the nose- sweet grains, light bread, orange and lemon peels, and the soft herbal presence of coriander, lemon pepper, and straw act in complement to the malt sweetness. But to taste, the flavors are sharper, crisper and drier. Its grainy-sweet taste is short lived as the beer turns more Saison-like with a dry peppery middle. A strong minerally finish iron and maybe even blood-like with a hint of cilantro-type vegetable and soap character.
Its body is mid-light with a quick finish of snappy and mineral crispness. Its a zestier and more abrasive ale than is typical. Lightly bitter and mildly astringent, the ale surpasses drinkability and goes to battery acid to close.
With a much more rustic and spicier tone, this Witbier carries an "old-world" character that's charming and inviting- but its strong iron properties seriously impede drinkability and enjoyment.
06-26-2013 06:56:08 | More by BEERchitect
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
33cl into a matching De Struise cervoise. I loved this beer to death when I had it on draft so I didnt hesitate in getting some bottles when the opportunity arose. I should have paid closer attention because this bottle I am opening for this review is old. Like... older than it should be for a wit. The label is different from the one listed here, instead of yellow, it is blue and very faded, scratched up and downright falling apart now that I look at it closer. The best before code on the side of the label is different from the normal struise labels I am use to seeing that have been imported by Shelton bros. I assume this to be best by 2013 putting this at a 2008 vintage possibly? The brew appears a very clouded color of yellow to golden with a solid 2 fingers of white froth that fade slowly leaving spots of lace clinging all over the glass.
The aroma opens up with a seemingly perfume-like lemony aspect. It is chalk full of yeasty notes mixed with some herbal and earthy components. Wheat tartness is somewhat evident with a blending of grain and then as it opens up, there is a bit of apple cider note coming into play. The taste includes a tart wheat character with hints of lemon and coriander with almost an oily touch. There is a bitterness here somewhat more exaggerated than i was expecting for a wit but it does a decent job contrasting the lemony aspect and the tart wheat presence.
This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is light and easy drinking with the expected lemony aspects and wheat inclusion. I am a bit surprised by the herbal components and hop bitterness that is present. This is certainly a 180 degree turn from my experience of having it on tap. it is good in it's own right, just not at all what I was expecting based on previous experience. I guess it is understandable knowing the difference of draft version bottle conditioning and considering this specific bottle might be several years old.
11-03-2012 00:53:00 | More by stakem
4/5 rDev +8.7%
On tap at HOTD De Struise Night 6.28.12.
Thin layer of pure white head over clear orange tinged clear gold body, multiple streams of rising carbonation. Citrusy nose, good dose of orange peel backed by some meyer lemon notes, spicy, coriander quite prominent. Taste mirrors nose, not overly sweet. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, very good effervescence. Not the most memorable of beers from an epic night of beer tasting, but certainly a well crafted brew worth trying for fans of this easy drinking style.
06-30-2012 14:01:37 | More by jdense
3.8/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap at teresas gold brew no head little lace. Brew smells of sweet fruits and yeast. Good sweet flavors; fruits an spices along with a spicy carbonated feel. Drying finish. Drinks like a champ. Very session able. A light drinking summer brew that wouldnt offend. Good stuff here.
06-29-2012 23:55:28 | More by magine
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
A - Pours a cloudy straw with an inch of frothy white head. This recedes fairly quickly to a thin cap. No visible carbonation.
S - Quite muted. Lemon, grapefruit, grassiness, breadiness. It's ok.
T - Back on track. Initial burst is of bread/yeast, before the citrus moves through in the middle. Bisuity malt towards the end and a lightly hoppy finish/aftertaste.
M - Medium body initially, with light carbonation. Becomes much lighter and almost watery towards the end.
D - Not too bad. I've head better wittes, but this would certainly be acceptable on a hot day.
09-10-2011 17:24:14 | More by haz77
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
Witbeer unfiltered unpasteurized, 33 cl bottle.
Clear golden beer, 1/2 inch head, modest carbonation.
Smell is very floral and herbal. Quite unique in this way.
Taste is similar, with a rounded full bitterness.
Nice medium body.
Overall this is a very well balanced beer. the perfume of this brew is quite different from other witbeers, making it a nice try for sampling.
07-27-2011 17:44:11 | More by RuudJH
3/5 rDev -18.5%
33cl bottle of standard brown glass with pressure cap served into a weissbier glass in a hostel in Amsterdam. Reviewed live.
A: 3.5 finger head is thin, devoid of cream, and retains well. Colour is a cloudy murky dark yellow. No visible yeast.
Sm: Lemon, biscuit, and bland citrus hops. A mild strength scent.
T: Lemon and citrus esters. Some heavy malted barley comprises the foundation. Some unwelcome cream is also present. Balanced but poorly built.
Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavour. A bit too wet.
Dr: Easily drinkable, but highly priced and of limited quality. I'd have it again at a lower temperature, but as is, it's the first disappointment I've had from Struise.
06-30-2011 19:24:06 | More by kojevergas
Struise Witte from De Struise Brouwers
83 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.