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Struiselensis - De Struise Brouwers

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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

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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Reviews by twelvsies:
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Haven't seen this beer in ages, but landed a couple in a trade, thanks to GCurlow! I have no idea how old this is, but I am assuming it's got a bit of age on it...

Pours a bright brassy gold color, a hearty pour yielding a smallish head that fades away pretty quick. Nose is fresh and lively - green apple and citrus rind, fresh hay and wheat grass, funky, oaky and earthy. Initially quite sour yet refreshing to the max - lots of funk complexities, juicy and lemony, woodsy with subtle stinky cheese notes, finishes with more malt backbone than most lambics / wild ales. Really great - it's all coming together - the sour, the funk, the complexities - and the glue is the signature Struise maltiness that makes this beer stand apart from others in the style. Sturdy body in texture as well yet dry and with a crisp finish. A really drinkable and accessible wild ale that holds its own with unique character.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 01:07:51 | More by twelvsies
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-10-2014 00:55:23 | More by GRG1313
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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2014 09:55:17 | More by simoen
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-01-2014 01:11:03 | More by weeare138
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-24-2013 06:02:47 | More by CelticAleMan
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

09-17-2013 18:18:01 | More by Thorpe429
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-01-2013 03:43:09 | More by bsuedekum
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2013 23:32:07 | More by Slatetank
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2013 20:04:35 | More by randylangford
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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2012 14:09:36 | More by Kaydogg
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-18-2012 23:48:47 | More by t0rin0
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-19-2012 13:41:08 | More by WynnO
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-20-2012 01:39:05 | More by stevefinny
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-18-2012 19:46:32 | More by JAHMUR
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2012 18:06:45 | More by jsilva
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-09-2012 18:08:46 | More by afrokaze
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2011 23:06:51 | More by Loogs
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

12-18-2011 07:02:15 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2011 05:57:43 | More by ithinkimasofa
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-15-2011 02:19:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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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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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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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
92 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.