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Struiselensis - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 72
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

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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sfreshnock

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Struise Brouwers are incredibly consistent. I have yet to taste a stinker from these guys. Interesting, they use the Brettonomyces and Pediococus strains from Wyeast.

The beer is a hazy golden straw which gives a wimpy head that easily dissipates. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Nose is solid horsey brett smell with hints of lemon. Does not have the pronounces moldy blanket smell of some brett beers, its there but not dominating. I appreciate this. Taste is rather one dimensional, just a sour blast and fade. Dry like a lambic but could use a little carbonation to scrub my tongue. The dryness and lack of aftertaste lends to drinkability. I would put one of these away for late summer/fall.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 05:20:58 | More by sfreshnock
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-10-2014 00:55:23 | More by GRG1313
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wethorseblanket

California

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 04:47:00 | More by wethorseblanket
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2014 09:55:17 | More by simoen
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-01-2014 01:11:03 | More by weeare138
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-24-2013 06:02:47 | More by CelticAleMan
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.7%

09-17-2013 18:18:01 | More by Thorpe429
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-01-2013 03:43:09 | More by bsuedekum
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2013 23:32:07 | More by Slatetank
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2013 20:04:35 | More by randylangford
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 00:27:20 | More by DaveHack
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2012 14:09:36 | More by Kaydogg
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-18-2012 23:48:47 | More by t0rin0
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-19-2012 13:41:08 | More by WynnO
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-20-2012 01:39:05 | More by stevefinny
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-18-2012 19:46:32 | More by JAHMUR
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2012 18:06:45 | More by jsilva
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afrokaze

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-09-2012 18:08:46 | More by afrokaze
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Loogs

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2011 23:06:51 | More by Loogs
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

12-18-2011 07:02:15 | More by jophish17
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2011 05:57:43 | More by ithinkimasofa
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-15-2011 02:19:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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oline73

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 18:18:45 | More by oline73
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 23:28:44 | More by DaveJanssen
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domtronzero

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing Kyle! 11.2 oz bottle.

A - Slighly hazy golden blonde color with a short lived fizzy whitish head. Little lacing.

S - Light grainy malts, slightly sweet with a touch of lite sourness and funk.

F/M - Light, sweet, candy-like pils malt flavor immediately followed by a pleasant lactic sourness that you feel in the front of your palate. Nice funky barnyard. Clean finishing and quite dry. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation.

D - Great beer. Clean, refreshing, tart and delicious. Yet another great beer by the Struise brewers.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 03:35:25 | More by domtronzero
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Struiselensis from De Struise Brouwers
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