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Ypres - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 21
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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Might be a gusher, but i wouldn't know. My bottle BLEW UP right after popping the cap, half the bottle down the drain. Glad i usually open the bottles over the sink. Didn't stir or wobble it before or anything, which is pretty weird. Maybe it was stored improperly?! Horrible.
Dark red/brown, small off-white head.
Tart cherries amplified with red wine on the nose, berries, whisky barrel, faint peat (?!), burnt oak, rich tannins, touch of wine vinegar. A strong smell intense smell (that could've been imprinted nicely on my wall).
Really tart start with sour cherries and lemon juice, light vinegar and some red wine (that went bad). A subtle strawberry sweetness with a bit of caramel, some dark grapes too. Malts are sensible, but there's a dark bready note that's easy to detect. Big tannic notes in the finish, toasted oak and whisky alcohol to dry it up completely.
Aftertaste has some cherry peel, wood, faint red wine, whisky (kinda bland, generic), faint bread crust, faint citrus peel. Medium body, kinda fizzy.
It's really good, but i enjoyed the Reserva more. Or maybe i'm just pissed off about the "gushing".

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Purchased at the brewery in Oostvleteren.

Intense cherry flavor, more tart than sweet. Almost the perfect balance of both tastes. One of my favorite Kriek tasting beers. Extremely refreshing.

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Ypres from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.