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Struise Rosse | De Struise Brouwers

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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:
#29,764
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
71
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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 parris
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eric5bellies
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of biegaman
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Struise Rosse is a predictable amber colour and also unsurprisingly quite cloudy (the writeup on the bottle said to expect as much). Not only true to its name and label, it is also true to its Belgian origins and sports a bulky and lasting off-white head.

Upon smelling the beer, perhaps that last line should be stricken from the record; with plenty of hoppiness and virtually no yeast present, this is actually highly atypical for a Belgian amber ale. With notes of toffee, resinous pine and grapefruit, it smells like something from the US Pacific.

Flavours are cast in the same mould. Caramel, pine and citrus are appreciated on the palate, albeit in levels North American craft drinkers might find a little reserved. Still, I wouldn't normally associate this brand of citrus and earthy characteristics with Brewers Gold and Challenger hops.

The mouthfeel (like the aroma) is lightly tarnished by a metallic, copper-like element that makes flavours taste oxidized. I suspect an aged bottle but there's no best-by date and it was purchased (and consumed) near the brewery, so I'll assume that's not the case. Either way, it's hardly a turnoff and detracts very little (if anything) from drinkability.

Struise Rosse is one of the few Belgian-brewed amber ales you'll find that is more inundated with hops than yeast. I liked it but wasn't blown away; being spoiled with plenty of similar such ambers where I'm from, I've had much better. That being said, Belgian consumers used to 'bières ambrées' or 'abbaye-style' ales are in for a pleasant shock.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a rich red body with big foamy tan head
Aroma of cherry and damson
Slight sour fruit flavour
Good mouthfeel

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Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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 t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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