Weltmerz - De Struise Brouwers
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by spoony:
3.96/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From a 750 ml bottle (best before March 30, 2018) into a tulip and also on tap at the brewery into a wine-glass-like taster.
A-The brew is a very murky, light-golden, wet straw color with darker, brownish highlights. The bottle opened with a gush (in Denver, Colorado), and although the white head started out tall, it was quick to fade. No lacing and no carbonation visible.
S-This beer is tart. I detect light-fleshed fruits like apple cider and pear, as well as a solid dose of acidic lemon. Funk is very mild.
T-The taste tracks the smell with very tart apple cider, pear, peach, and a bracing lemon acidity. The brew pulls at my glands with each sip. The finish, while sour, does not pull as hard. Not the most complex creation, but drinkable and intriguing, nonetheless.
M-The carbonation is champagne-like with an aggressive presence and a medium-fine feel. The brew is light to medium body.
O-For a beer packing only 3% ABV, this brew packs a wallop. Of course, the wallop is sour, and you don't really need alcohol for that, but I still.... I enjoyed drinking this on a hot summer afternoon with some goat cheese. It was strangely thirst-quenching despite (or perhaps because of?) the bracing acidity. De Struise continues to impress me with each beer I try.
Note-My notes from tasting at the brewery reflect a similar impression as my tasting from the bottle today.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2013 23:34:53 | More by spoony
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4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-29-2013 23:57:28 | More by woosterbill
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
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
Weltmerz from De Struise Brouwers
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