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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4.24/5 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.