Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by barczar:
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with copper highlights and a creamy, dense one inch cream head that lingers indefinitely.
Aromas of fresh cut grass, pine, citrus, and bready caramel malt dominate. There's almost a sweet character, reminiscent of burnt sugar.
Flavor reveals more citrus undertones, as well as significant bitterness throughout. Grapefruit pith and pine weave into a fairly neutral malt backbone. There's a hint of nuttiness. Earthy hops underlie the profile, accompanying the bitterness nicely. The malt emerges a bit sweet as it warms.
Body is moderate, slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency at the finish.
Overall, not your typical american dipa. I didn't pick up a distinctly belgian yeast character, but that likely is adding to the fruity hop character that I blanketed as citrus.
Serving type: on-tap
11-05-2012 02:25:18 | More by barczar
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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.