Ypres - De Struise Brouwers

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88
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

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:
Photo of Fux
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Swongler
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of simoen
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of RobertH50
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BierMeJohn
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of dvmin98
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of beepill
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Amalak
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Ypres from De Struise Brouwers
88 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.