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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers

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88
very good

387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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haz77

Australia

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lot 16 13 2011

A - Pours a bright red-hued dark amber with a firm, thick off-white head. This retains exceptionally well. Small streamers are visible through the clear liquid. Couldn't ask for much more here.

S - Floral notes, orange rind, pear, banana, grapefruit, brioche, cherry, hay. Quite inviting and has depth and interest, but without much sign of the hop presence on the nose.

T - Start is orange and grapefruit peel, before bready malt emerges along with caramel. Whilst the hops are buried in the nose, they are certainly present in the taste, without overpowering everything else. Aftertaste is piney hops, with elements of tobacco, roasted peanut and orange zest. Hints of the alcohol can be found if you really search for it, but it's fairly expertly masked.

M - Medium mouthfeel with initially spritzy carbonation, becomes more rounded once the bubble fall back. Palate cleansing is dealt with by the hops.

D - Much to like here. Looks good, a subtle and intriguing nose, flavours perfectly balanced and the sublime mouthfeel that I find common to most De Struise beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 11:56:39 | More by haz77
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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Poured a copper body with dense head that dies slow and there's some lace. A mostly citric hop aroma but there seems to be a little sweetness from both malts and fruits in the nose. A drier, hoppier IPA than most but not a taste bud killer at all. Mostly citric hops but the balance and taste of the sweet malts (caramel is all I really detect) is pretty good and a little spicy, crisp finish complements the medium bodied beer. Pretty good beer and one that is a little sweeter than your average IPA but still packs a crispy hop wallop.

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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.

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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.