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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers

Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)

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88
very good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%


Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Deca Services, Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, candy sugar, ale yeast and spices.

According to the brewers, this is the hoppiest beer ever brewed in Belgium.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2007)
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Reviews by Kaiser81:
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Kaiser81

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bosse for this one. Didn't know it was an IPA, and I kept it in the cellar for a good 5 months. We'll see how it does.

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A - Very hazy amber-orangish color with a finger width of head. It settles quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S - MALT! and something spicy. I get no real piny or tropical scents from it like normal IPAs. But there are lots of sweet smells. I want to say caramel, but it's not that...it's something close...candied sugars...butter. I don't know. Just different.

T - This is more like a barley wine now. Strong malt base characteristics of toffee, gonna say butter too...some spice mixed in there..

M - Heavy body with light carbonation. not sure it's representative of the style, and also not sure what my cellaring did to it. There's kind of a dry finish on it like a dry red wine. Not a whole lot, but some.

D - It's unique, that's for sure. I could maybe have another 12 oz, but not sure that I need it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 05:58:55 | More by Kaiser81
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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
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