Struise New Years Blonde - De Struise Brouwers
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4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from Mike (over at ratebeer, thanks so much!). 2005 vintage, bottle 125, poured into a chalice.
A: Huge foamy snow white head, light straw golden body, highly active carbonation. Average retention. Hazy.
A: Wheat, light grainyness, spicy hops, some grass, mild, light lemon zest.
T: Nothing that was in the nose! Huge discrepancy. Tons of sweet, sugary candy sugar, and then, BOOM, a hugely dry finish. Earthy dust in the finish. Bready, cookie maltiness up front, light fruity esters - sweet cherries, white grapes, perhaps - some peppery spices and earthy yeast must. A really phenomenal, complex beer.
M: Huge sublimation, big bodied, medium bubbles, even feeling. Really great. Leaves a great yeasty, fruity aftertaste - grapes, apples, tons of other tannins.
D: High alcohol, but so wonderfully complex - both sweet and dry, fruity and bready. Recommended. Mike got it out of the trunk of one of the Struisse brewer's cars though, so, good luck!!!!
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2008 01:49:58 | More by CrellMoset
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled at the Kerstbierfestival in Essen, Belgium this past December. Beer was served from a 1.5L magnum, sealed in red wax and it took awhile to get the wax off, cap off and I think also a cork.
The beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow body and the color was complimented by a steady rush of bubbles to the top of my glass. There was a fluffy white head that had some solid retention. The nose of the beer is very citrusy and had a slight herbal touch as well. The taste of the beer is wheaty, herbal, citrus but overall pretty mellow yet well balanced. There was also a touch of sourness at the end that was pleasing to the palate. Another fine beer from Struise.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2008 21:19:32 | More by ggaughan
Struise New Years Blonde from De Struise Brouwers
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