Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by korndog:
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Really nice pour and not what we see in the typical U.S. DIPA. Big Belgian head with nice lacing and orangish amber tinted beer.
Sweet Pale malt nose with a hint of Muscat grape, or possibly a Sauterne. Definitely a desert wine character on the nose.
First sip reveals the hops, which are subdued in the DIPA sense, but present and delightful. Very gentle Low Cohumulone bittering from possibly Amarillo and/or Simcoe. Awesomely velvety mouthfeel with a pleasant bittersweet finish. For a moment on finish, I want to say it's underattenuated, yet poof - it dries out in a most wonderful way. A really nice marraige. I'm not sure what this beer wants to be, but it holds its own in a number of settings. I can't wait to consider food pairings for this treat. An eye-opener.
I like this beer and look forward to brewing something like it..
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2008 06:09:30 | More by korndog
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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 376 ratings.