Struise Rosse | De Struise Brouwers

Struise RosseStruise Rosse
BA SCORE
3.68/5
71 Ratings
Struise RosseStruise Rosse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:29, IBU:20, OG:1054, FG:1012, ABV:5-6%
Hops: Brewers Gold, Challenger

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,395
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
71
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Jmamay22
2.58/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a cloudy dark amber. The mocha colored head quickly dies down to a thin collar. It smells slightly sweet with notes of caramel and biscuit bread. The hop scent is mild and there is a fruity yeasty scent of prunes and dark sugar.

The taste is initially bready and malty and moves to a distasteful buttery and vegetal flavor. Not sure what went wrong here, but it is very off putting and did not exist in the nose. Very surprising. Purchased at the Struise shop in Brugge so I cannot say it was mishandled. Very odd taste that things turned poorly for this brew. Difficult task to attempt finishing the bottle.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is lively. Something either went wrong or I found very distasteful. Brewed 2014 and consumed on the same day as purchased. I have always enjoyed this brewery so I'm not sure where this went wrong.

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Photo of YvesB
2.62/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Halcyondays
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a lightly cloudy amber red with a medium white head. Solid lace.

S: Interesting notes of vinegar, makes me think this might be a sour. Plum fruit as well.

T: Taste is a letdown compared to the smell. Rather dull crystal malt flavour with some carob and earthy hops. Not much to keep me interested.

M: Light-bodied, light carbonation, thinnish.

D: It's OK, but nothing I'd go out of my way to try. De Struise has made much better.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of koladiola
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. 2011 vintage. Acquired quite a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as possessing a nutty, yeasty character.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep reddish-amber hue with some floating sediment and light carbonation. Yields a small head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a moment or two before dissipating to a thin surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of grain, subtle toffee, earthy yeast, faint brown sugar and stewed leaves. A whisper of alcohol in the background. Balanced but dull.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, subtle caramel/toffee, mild grain, a touch of roastiness, faint brown sugar and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of dry, earthy yeast, grainy caramel and stewed leaves.

Rather disappointing by the standards of de Struise, but perhaps it's just a bit old. Lacklustre looks - where's the big, creamy head? The aroma and flavour are an unexciting mix of earthy yeast and caramel malt. Decent body, but it isn't enough to pull this brew from the doldrums. Uninspired, with a touch of homebrew about it. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of janubio
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured carefully, it has one of the nicest colours I've seen in a beer, amber to red, when not it's opaque. Good head, that does not hold much. Smell reminds of a cyder, with some light spices and sweet fruits notes. Thin body that does not help much. Mouth it's dry but sweet, with some strawberry notes and some spices. Sure there are some other things, but very mildly, and I feel watery in tongue. I was expecting more.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 05/03/11. Tulip glass. Orangish red in color. Foggy. Brief yellowish white head, big bubbles. Brief lacing too. Wet grass, green fruit & subtle yeast aroma. Smooth tartar first sip. Fruity & mildy sour taste. Sour aftertaste too. Fairly well balanced flavor but a little fat mouthfeel. Correct carbonation. Drinkable at cold temperature. I had salted shrimp & pasta salad with it.

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Photo of Heretic42
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ADZA
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Have not tried this before so thought why not and it pours a murky orange brown hue with a off white two finger head and similar lacing everywhere,the smell is guava,passionfruit,oak and dried fruits,the mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated but doesnt suit thats for sure with tastes of guava,oak,chestnuts,cherries,roasty malts and finished dry and fruity,overall its pretty average which is not normal for these guys and i would not revisit cheers.

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Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of corby112
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber orange color with a thin off-white fizzy head. This beer has a sou/ tart funky oak aroma with a nice balance of light fruit. Sour tart oak flavor up front with a nice creamy floral center and sweet dry finish. Hints of nut, flower and cherry.

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Photo of dgilks
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy red colour with a tiny, short lasted off-white head.

Somewhat sweet, sticky, vinous aroma with a touch of malt, dried fruit and spice. Really a bit dull.

Insipid malt and fruit character with moderate bitterness and a hint of spice. I don't really get this beer as most De Struise stuff is really good.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

I don't mind this but it is a bit empty and lacking substance.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar, belgian yeast esters but also some fruity hops. Taste is quite surprising. It starts tart with a hint of balsamic vinegar, toasted malt, a bit of caramel and earthy hops. Finishes bitter with grapefruit peel and earthy hops. Body is quite light and has a medium carbonation. It's not a bad beer but it's very odd. It doesn't fit in any style of beer so it's a bit hard to judge. Overall it's interesting and deserves a try.

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jrallen34
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a 11oz bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours a clrearish dark gold with a hint of orange. The head is light tan, rises a finger and is gone quickly. Light lacing.

The aroma is light and pretty sweet, but gives off just the lightest hint of vinegar.

The taste is decent, starts of with lots of flavor. Its a little bitter, a hint of vinegar, like a oude brown, and little bit of floralness.

Feel and drinkability ok.

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Photo of Wanne
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber-colored beer with a white head. Hints of caramel and fruit. Sometimes there’s a slightly metallic taste, but only in the aftertaste. But nonetheless a nice amber beer.

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Photo of Travlr
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2008 bottle at Delirium.
A: Copper colored with large white head that slowly settles; not much lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus and black pepper, possibly some anise.
T: Much like Pannepeut, but on the lighter side.
M: Thin Body.
D: OK beer, but the rest of the range is far superior.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Struise Rosse from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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