Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by dnichols:
4.47/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bottle states: Special Brew by Struise and Mikkeller as a tribute to joint ventures. Brewed and bottled at Deca Brewery, Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium. RateBeer Special release Worldwide Master's Series. SM No. 12 - Elliot Brew
I poured a 330 ml white capped bottle into a chalice.
A: It poured a massive three finger slightly off white head with a blend of giant and dense small sickly bubbles that slowly receded to a full thick cover over the liquid and left a dense thick curtain.The body was a dense and cloudy golden-orange.
S: It had lots of gently toasted malts and yeasts as well as floral and citrusy yeasts and white spices.
T: This is a complex brew that has a bready malty initial flavor complemented by lightly lemony citrusy hops and a subtle blend of white spices. The alochol is well hidden but leaves a nice clean and warm aftertaste.
M: Creamy and medium bodied with a smoot full balance of malts, yeast and hops.
D: Smooth and creamy. Wonderfully easy brew to consume. Very trippel like characteristics. I could easily take this one long into the night.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2008 03:28:31 | More by dnichols
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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.