Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by abankovich:
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured a deep orange amber with a full white head that dissipates to leave some great lacing clinging to the sides. Some yeast poured out as well. Colors are deep and full but not murky. Some light carbonation can be seen against the glass.
Smells very strong, sweet, caramel and toffee, definite bitterness as well. Extremely strong aroma.
Wow, up front a little spicy. Very clean all the way down, I'm actually finding this to be cleansing my palate pretty well and bringing up past flavors from the cilantro-salsa cheese I just ate earlier tonight. Citrus acidity is rather high. Bitterness is crisp and dry, not overwhelming. Very unique, I like it a lot.
Mouthfeel is medium with some definite carbonation to it. Drinkability is good, but I couldn't drink lots of these back to back.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2008 01:48:22 | More by abankovich
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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.