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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) - De Struise Brouwers

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88
very good

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Deca Services, Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, candy sugar, ale yeast and spices.

According to the brewers, this is the hoppiest beer ever brewed in Belgium.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2007)
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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-02-2013 17:43:50 | More by Ciocanelu
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Coren

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-17-2013 13:56:46 | More by Coren
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-24-2013 21:33:08 | More by ROGUE16
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

09-23-2013 01:29:36 | More by Dawkins
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Spain

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-21-2013 00:42:38 | More by alexmel7
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Anatole

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-19-2013 11:06:44 | More by Anatole
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BobZ

Massachusetts

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
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-29-2013 18:04:28 | More by GraduatedCashew
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-27-2013 01:16:44 | More by dirtylou
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-05-2013 23:56:00 | More by ADTaber
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-29-2013 08:02:35 | More by GRUUMSH
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travishardy929

New York

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-14-2013 00:40:36 | More by travishardy929
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-13-2013 21:03:43 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Draught2012

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-13-2013 13:40:12 | More by Draught2012
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-04-2013 15:59:38 | More by bobv
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2013 21:27:32 | More by Kirk
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2013 12:43:34 | More by jaxon53
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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New York

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
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North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%

2011 Vintage

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
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metter98

New York

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.

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Struise / Mikkeller (Elliot Brew) from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.