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Ypres - De Struise Brouwers

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very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-03-2013)
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Reviews by Fux:
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4.6/5  rDev +17.6%

A: Deep dark brown, cloudy, with some mahogany glints. Very thick mocha head, which fades very quickly and leaves a liquid with a quite an undefinable aspect, still elegant (winey).
S: Nose of caramel, grape, currant. Very affected by the barrels agings. Quite sweet, fruity, with also notes of vanilla and coco. Vinous, woody notes are present in the backbone. Almost no acidity or booze from the nose. Elegant, as foreseen from the appearance.
T: Slight sour touch on the attack on the palate. Mouth is woody, vinous, of grapes, cognac, a bit boozy. Red fruits, red currant, cherry, come after. The finish is quite sweet, on caramel and vanilla sugar.
M: Medium bodied, sparkling but velvety, almost syrupy. An aperitif beer... or a sipper!
O: Superb beer that Struise offer to us, once again. The style is quite undefinable, sweet, mighty, but elegant and subtle at the same time. A beautiful alchemy and a nice balance, which are the hallmarks of the ostrich brewer.

01-19-2013 20:18:07 | More by Fux
More User Reviews:
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4.31/5  rDev +10.2%

Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. I was drinking this side-by-side with Petrus Pale Ale, which I enjoyed just as much.

A - Dark brassy brown-yellow with less than a finger of off-white head. Small bubbles rising to the top.

S - A kind of copper smell with fruity, sugary aromas. I smelled a little champaign and sour candy.

T - Very tasty. Just the right amount of tart/sour. The sour was offset a bit by its sweetness. I would say almost too sweet, but I actually think it added balance. I could drink this beer all day for the taste.

M - A little thick, a little bubbly, a little smooth over the tongue. Really easy to drink. I don't need to pace myself too much, but I also don't feel the need to down it quickly.

O - I could drink this beer all day. Refreshing beer when it is sunny, and just heavy enough for me to enjoy with dinner. The absolute best part of this beer is the taste, but that's mthe important part, right? I'm a big fan of this, and would certainly drink it again.

09-30-2013 16:56:43 | More by Swongler
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-12-2014 23:59:38 | More by kwkdmk
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2013 22:25:48 | More by jtladner
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

09-01-2013 08:55:10 | More by simoen
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-13-2014 21:18:02 | More by RobertH50
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-02-2013 20:32:43 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-21-2013 21:52:33 | More by BierMeJohn
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-10-2014 15:06:28 | More by mc4z
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-01-2014 17:17:53 | More by crosenkrantz
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

02-09-2013 03:50:23 | More by bccocx
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-25-2014 04:30:12 | More by gillagorilla
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2013 00:30:28 | More by jlisuk
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2014 22:04:44 | More by ManforallSaisons
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-17-2014 21:56:39 | More by macesq
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma consists of tart cherries with loads of oak notes and some vinous notes also noticeable. Taste is also a well-balanced mxi of tart cherries with some notes of oak and a vinous finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable Flanders red beer with an extra vinous feel. I am not sure I could taste the Wild Turkey barrel though.

11-29-2013 23:37:47 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar SF grand opening on 8/9/13. This one was a vintage 2009, poured into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

A - A nice deep reddish-brown, auburn color. Thick foamy head with lots of clumpy lacing going down. Just beautiful.

S - Deep sour fruits - sour cherry, sour apple - at front. Followed by subtle winey vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and aged oak barrels.

T - Well-balanced tartness. Reminiscent of sour cherry and sour apple preserves. Mild sourness though. Alcohol is dominant over the other flavors that includes aged oak barrels, soft spice mix and caramel. Very complex, yet very inviting.

M - The carbonation is mild, allowing for the flavors to really come out sooner rather than having to sit it a while. The finish is dry and bourbon like.

O - Lots of complexity here on all fronts. In low light, this one looked great. Wish I had held it up to some brighter lights to get a better idea of its beauty. This is one that I would be seeking out again in the future. I'd like to get my hands on a bottle to age for a bit more to experience some of the other subtleties that I think this beer may have.

08-13-2013 21:26:50 | More by beepill
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-30-2013 20:15:47 | More by proctah
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-14-2013 18:05:06 | More by mtbdonn
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New York

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%

Extremely refreshing. It has a fig and date earthy taste with a strong tart lemony bitter taste. Nice bacteria flavor sour hit. This is so intense; I really like.

It has a nice, dark, nut-brown color with a two-finger bubbly tan head that leaves some lacing. A lot of bubbles coming up the side. It has a tart lemon scent, very strong and pungent.

06-04-2014 19:37:06 | More by Amalak
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-19-2014 02:53:41 | More by largadeer
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-08-2014 15:55:53 | More by Beer-Ed
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-24-2014 23:47:57 | More by DrBier
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

500ml bottle. 2009.

Bought 2 of these a while back. Had the first a year ago without drama, this bottle geysered violently on opening until less than a third of the bottle remained. After cleaning up, poured a super turbid coca mahogany with an airy tan head that summarily drops without a trace.

Initially all about thick, leathery balsamic and carob notes with dry fortified undertones. Later on, sour cherry and stewed dark plums emerge and moderate diacetyl becomes increasingly apparent. Opens up further with light floral perfume, hints of nail polish remover finish it off. Busy and interesting.

More of the muscular woody, tobacco-y balsamic action. Quite gritty and astringent. Base oud bruin fruitiness is a little overpowered.

Light to medium body with silky and subdued carbonation. Unfortunately the booze latches on to the strong lactic character impeding drinkability.

A few flaws in execution but an intelligent concept with really satisfying complexity. Would like to see this brewed again.

03-08-2014 06:58:54 | More by spicelab
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 16:25:08 | More by mendvicdog
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Ypres from De Struise Brouwers
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