Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A-Cloudy golden robe with a thick cap that slowly fades, but lingers.
S-Heavy hops on the nose, with citrus tones, in addition to rich apricot, spice, and honey.
T-Very pleasant mix of spice, golden, dry fruit, and hops. This brew combines the characteristics of a blonde with extra hops, and the result is pleasing. The taste is rich and sweet, but not cloying, and the finish is clean, rinsing away the sweet nectar-like palate with well-balanced bitterness. A fellow taster said it reminded him more of a trippel, which is right on, and seems to agree with other tasters' descriptions.
M-The smoothness and creaminess are deceptive. It's hard to believe this is 9% abv.
D-I enjoyed this one. It is both interesting and good, and it goes down easy.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2008 19:13:40 | More by BoitSansSoif
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4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
P: Murky dark caramel body that looks similar to unfiltered pure apple cider. A massive cloudy of khaki clouds perch above and micro bubble chain male wrap the edges.
S: Belgian candy sugar, sweet plums, dark cherries, moldy oak, pilsner malt, medicinal yeast, raisin pound cake, toffee and honey sticks.
T/M: Thick sticky sweet malts, loads of barley, toffee, sourdough toast, tea tannins, dark fruits, with an abrasive chalky yeast and hop bitterness medley that cuts straight through the sugary start. Soda pop carbonation in medium body finishing with a dry rustic linger.
O: This was an interesting brew to say the least. Harsh bitterness with a huge sugary malt profile. This almost comes across as a hopped up quad. I think I might grab another bottle. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 00:55:45 | More by Hopswagger
Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.