Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured gently into a Russian River Belgian stemmed glass. Hazy, cloudy orange/amber body with a massive creamy colored head. Sticks all over the glass as I swirl it around.
Aroma consists mostly of citrusy/piney hops, some yeast-like bready notes, and some type of baking/cooking spices I can't put my finger on. Not your traditional grapefruit sling-shot to the face hop bomb mixed with a pine needle extract perfume IPA, but still a pleasant, well balanced hoppy aroma.
Flavor follows the nose with a bitter, dry citrusy hop flavor mixed with a very faint malt sweetness (fresh baked bread). Very bitter, dry brew. Well carbonated and finishes with a slight astringency.
Really surprised by the reviews of this beer. As mentioned earlier, this is very different from your typical big, bold America DIPAs, but I really enjoyed this brew.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2011 01:43:29 | More by muttyd
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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.