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Struiselensis - De Struise Brouwers

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 71
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-15-2008)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottles found in remote location (and more still sitting on the shelf).

A: Pours from an 11.2 ounce brown bottle a clear pale orange with a thin, large bubbled, white head which fades to a cap and rim leaving spots of lace. Yeasty sediment on bottom of bottle.

N: Barnyard funk, oak tannins, zesty lemon.

T: Mild funk with sour citrus (lemon, grapefruit, and oranges), some astringency, chessy and musty barnyard.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, funky lemony finish.

O: A surprise find and it is still holding up. Will get more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a Hill Farmstead stem. Served at 55 degrees

Pours a hazy straw color, just like a saison. There is almost zero head, even with an aggresive pour.

This smells of straight funk and sour fruit, with a touch of bubblegum-ish scent. Very unique scent, but very enjoyable.

Taste is similar to the nose. There is a some tart fruit upfront and an oaky flavor, though I don't believe this was oak aged.

Mouthfeel is superb on this. It is dry, but not overly so. There is a definite wine-like aspect to this. It is dry and delicious, but dry and heartburn inducing on the way down....but in a good way.

This beer is really good. This is how I love my wilds to be. I'm guessing the additional aging on this hasn't hurt it (the last review was over a year ago). I would love to have a couple bottles of this around.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. I found this on the bottle menu at Max's.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a hint of orange. There is a small layer of off white head that fades away quickly and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Quite sour with a lot of lemon and some mild vinegar. Some sweetness along with a mild herbal note.

Taste: Fairly light body, but still very sour. Lots of citrus, mostly lemon. A very mild malt flavor. Although this is very sour, it is still super smooth. The finish is crisp and sour. I would happily have another.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very mild carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: I only heard about this beer a few weeks ago, and boy am I glad I was able to find it. Very sour but easy to drink too. Lots of lemon. I would definitely have another if I get the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL split two ways poured into struise glasses at Kulminator. Served at cellar temp. Reviewed 9 June 2011. Best by 11 2012.

Ar: tart fruit, lactic sour, dirty funk, light floral, strong hay

Ap: Fine white head, good retention, clear gold

T: Tart lactic acidity, light citric, hay, tart berries, sort of a one dimensional sourness, hay, very grassy, lemon, mild end, good floral hay, pineapple

M: Medium carbonation, thin mouthfeel, lightly watery, acidic at end

O: Aroma better than taste, lacking in complexity, lots of hay, a bit too mild

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Struiselensis from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.