Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - glowing orange, massive carbonation makes it hard to tell if it's clear, billowy white head. Leaves CHUNKS of lace like I've never seen before.
S - fresh lemony herb scent, mild pepper
T - more pepper, herbal earthiness, lots of wet soil. IPA my ass! Ok, there is maybe a glimmer of sweet citrus hops when it first hits the front of your tongue, but this is beglian inspired all the way.
M - peppery flavours, alcohol and intense carbonation create a strong warming sensation, but is not a turnoff. Light bodied, but mouthfilling with the carbonation. Mildly astringent aftertaste suits the overall beer.
D - This is a GREAT beer. Interesting and unique flavours.
This tastes like a kick ass saison meets Delirium Tremens. Full of rustic, earthy flavours. Dynamite!
Sorta pissed that this beer is listed on here as an IPA. I likely would have cellared it instead of drinking fresh.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2008 02:14:53 | More by markaberrant
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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.