Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers
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4.24/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
09-13-2013 00:15:11 | More by BobZ
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
appearance : opaque golden-redbrown with a solid 2 finger head and decent lacing.
smell - the candy notes def shine through most, also citrus notes and maybe a little malty
taste - a tad sweet and a tad bit spicy- just the right amount. despite how strongly hopped its supposed to be theres little bite to it but more a strong essense of the hop that comes through. candy def comes through in the flavor as well.
mouthfeel- very light and refreshhing. carbonation on the creamier side after it sits a bit.
overall - really pleasant both out of the fridge and after its warmed up. a post dinner treat. would recommend to all, a very unique ttake on the IIPA style.
06-22-2013 00:11:11 | More by BorisFromRussia
3.73/5 rDev -5.3%
A: Pours a hazy/cloudy mahogany brown in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation and some garnet red + amber brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy medium beige in color which very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts with some notes of candi sugar and brown sugar. Light amounts of spiciness and just a hint of herbal hops.
T: Upfront this beer is quite malty with tons of caramel malts and brown sugar + candi sugar sweetness. That is overtaken by moderate flavors of spicy Belgian yeasts and earthy/herbal hops. Moderate amounts of sharp bitterness which fades pretty quickly.
M: Just heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth
O: Probably a little past it's prime as a DIPA but I think of it more of a hoppy Belgian Pale/Dark Ale - interesting but not one I would be running out to get again.
06-08-2013 19:06:39 | More by dbrauneis
3.94/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is hazy brown in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and brown sugar are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts, brown sugar and spices along with a light amount of bitterness as well as faint hints of citrus hops and alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with some hints of crispness and a light amount of carbonation.
O: This definitely tastes like a Belgian version of an imperial IPA and wasn't dominated by the hops. Any trace of alcohol are very well hidden.
06-08-2013 19:05:34 | More by metter98
Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.