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Weltmerz - De Struise Brouwers

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Weltmerz
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BA SCORE
89
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-24-2013)
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-31-2014 13:19:44 | More by MattSweatshirt
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2014 23:48:42 | More by DrBier
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-17-2014 22:37:03 | More by tykechandler
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-28-2014 14:55:46 | More by safaricook
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2014 03:25:14 | More by s1ckboy
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-10-2014 04:48:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

75cl bought in March 2013 at the schoolhouse, with a misprinted label. These notes are from Dec. '13 (finally input here) .Some white, waxy chunks of precipitate floating on top of the bottle neck (not a problem). Pours cloudy light brass color, Orval-looking, with a lasting nimbus of head. Orange, caramel, clove, and yeast funk, excellent smell. Powerfully tart but fruity, citrus and apricot, like an edgy and fulsome lambic, lovely. Cider vinegar but with a well-limbed ale built on top. Substantial but clean feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 17:45:36 | More by ManforallSaisons
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2014 04:07:51 | More by mc4z
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marqoid

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-26-2014 01:12:00 | More by marqoid
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Jmamay22

New York

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from Struise Beer Shop in Brugge.

Opened and immediately gushes losing about a quarter of the beer. It was well chilled and very surprised and disappointed with the loss. That said my room now smells wonderful.

The very lively beer pours with an imposibly large head that after a long wait of toweling off the carpet fades to a thin collar. The beer itself is a slightly hazy straw colored yellow with very lively carbonation rising in the glass.

The scent is of lemon and somewhat barnyard funk. A good amount of sour lactic acidity as well. The taste is similar beginning with lively carbonation that prickles the mouth and a very mild citrus sweetness and lemon zest. Moves to a strong acidity, but refrains from being overly sour. There is an interesting underflying sweetness that may be for the barrel aging. Maybe an imperceptible vanilla from the oak. I expected a thinner mouthfeel given the low alcohol content, but the overwhelming carbonation helps the thin feel.

The gushing aspect is inexcusable. That said it is a very good beer. Therefore I have dinged the appearance and overall score for this failure, but it have increased the mouthfeel for the improved body due to the lively carbonation. Take that as you wish.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 17:36:29 | More by Jmamay22
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bark

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-03-2014 18:34:28 | More by bark
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Saind

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-26-2014 20:58:23 | More by Saind
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Almost illegible label. Batch 1, 2010 bottle.

Appearance - Huge white head. Pillow of foam. Hazy orange body. Very pretty.

Smell - Grain. Lemony. Oxidized. Fruity, kind of a stone fruit aroma. A bit of funk.

Taste - Someone said it was strawberry. I get a hint of it. Some sort of berry fruit, at least. Lemon. Medium doughy grain. Moderate sourness, but it finishes out the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Seemed like it would be high carbonation, but it isn't. Low carbonation. Medium bodied, especially for a berliner.

Overall - It's decent. Seems a little old, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 00:28:32 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 10:36:39 | More by Kelp
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-02-2014 22:47:04 | More by Sparky44
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IronTom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-25-2014 00:51:44 | More by IronTom
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-14-2014 20:38:56 | More by LambicPentameter
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2014 15:08:37 | More by 22Blue
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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hopkrid

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Anatole

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-23-2013 17:03:20 | More by Anatole
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Ebenezer's leading up to the Night of the Great Thirst; reviewed from notes.

A: Hazy gold body with a finger of fine white head that settles into a ring and leaves spotty lace. Ok.

S: Pleasant but fairly restrained aroma of sour fruit (tangerine in particular) and mild grassy funk. Nice.

T: Way more intense here, with heavy lactic and light acetic acidity. Sour citrus and cherry, dry earthy funk on the finish. Excellent.

M: Light-bodied and moderately carbonated. Nice and soft.

O: While I wish the aroma had packed as much punch as the flavor did, this was a really great sour - especially for the low ABV.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2013 23:57:28 | More by woosterbill
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jchlan109

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not enough reviews of this beer. I first enjoyed this beer at the De Struise tap takeover at Churchkey in DC. I enjoyed it on draft that night (along with many others). I was driving home after a long day in NOVA but decided to stop to see Urbain and have a few brews. I was shocked to have such a flavorful beer at such a low ABV. But then again, I should never be shocked what Urbain and Carlo can produce.

Drinking a 750ml bottle tonite provide by my good friend Mitch from his travels to De Struise. I have been sitting on this for a few months, although it is a 2010 so I am sure my aging had little to do with the taste of the beer.

Cracking the bottle cap it was an immediate gusher, but I quickly poured into my glass. The nose was immediate funk. Stanky. But enjoyable.

The taste is very sour, getting the barrel as well. Carbonation is high. Quite enjoyable. It is not overly complex yet as it warms more flavors reveal themselves. To create a session sour ale with this depth is a true testament to the skill at De Struise.

This is the 2nd time enjoying this beer, not sure when the next time will be, but I cannot wait.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:46:06 | More by jchlan109
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-12-2013 22:49:41 | More by Stinger80OH
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-06-2013 22:57:17 | More by nmann08
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Weltmerz from De Struise Brouwers
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