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Ypres - De Struise Brouwers

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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

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.
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 21
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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.

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Big aromas berries, whiskey, port and and rolled hay.

Cream and red wine and all sorts of wonderment
Not at all sweet and amazingly a beer with no bitterness that I like
dryness hints of malt whiskey

deceptive in its drinkability superb MF low level carbonation that sits perfectly

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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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Brownish-red with light tan head that lingers well in tulip glass.

Smell is tart cherry with hints of wine.

Sweetness comes in first followed by a cherry tartness. Not too tart. Hints of wine present. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Prickly.

Overall this is excellent.

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