Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by Kaiser81:
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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4.24/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle poured into a De Struise Cervoise.
Appearance: Golden dark yellow with a nice 2" head, that recedes to a nice cap and leaves excellent lacing.
Smell: Floral hops, bready malt, and Belgian candy sugar all equally noticeable.
Taste: Floral hop bitterness up-front with the bready malt and sweet candy sugar coming through in the middle and finish. The hops are more forward when cold the warmer the beer becomes the more caramel is noticeable form the malt and candy sugar.
Mouthfeel: Very creamy and very clean on the palate. The alcohol is completely masked,
Overall: Really nice take on the DIPA style only very Belgian and very De Struise, excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 00:15:11 | More by BobZ
Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.