Struise Witte | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

EBC:6, IBU:15, OG:1044, FG:1008, ABV:5%
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Photo of desint
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rodzm14
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wanne
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a cloudy golden colour, with a white head that disappears relatively quickly. Smells a bit sour (oranges?). Taste is a combination between malt ans sour notes, whereby the sour holds the middle between orange zest and lemon. Overall, nothing exceptional.

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle pored in a thumbler glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color forming a medium to small thin bubbled white head. Low retention and practically no lacings left

S: Spicy and peppery. Notes of black pepper, orange zest and coriander. A bit grassy. Different from the traditional Belgian Witbiers. More sweet and malty in the nose

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet malts. A bit sour. Herby and spicy. Notes of orange zest, coriander, wheat, and bready yeasts

M: Medium body. Low carbonation and a spicy and citrus aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Again, not a traditional Belgian Witbier but still a Struise

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing in its soft tartness and earthen with grain and hop- the overall character of this Belgian wheat beer is less reliant on perfumy notes or citrus notes- but allows for a minerally, earthen, and spicy yeast tone that's normally reserved for farmhouse ale.

Highly carbonated (perhaps obnoxiously so) the ale pours an eruptive bright straw color but with a modest soft hazy glow. As the foam settles into a mousse visual texture it looks rocky and stubborn. Very well defined- the foam laces remarkably while the beer recedes.

Its understated perfume and earthen tones align softly on the nose- sweet grains, light bread, orange and lemon peels, and the soft herbal presence of coriander, lemon pepper, and straw act in complement to the malt sweetness. But to taste, the flavors are sharper, crisper and drier. Its grainy-sweet taste is short lived as the beer turns more Saison-like with a dry peppery middle. A strong minerally finish iron and maybe even blood-like with a hint of cilantro-type vegetable and soap character.

Its body is mid-light with a quick finish of snappy and mineral crispness. Its a zestier and more abrasive ale than is typical. Lightly bitter and mildly astringent, the ale surpasses drinkability and goes to battery acid to close.

With a much more rustic and spicier tone, this Witbier carries an "old-world" character that's charming and inviting- but its strong iron properties seriously impede drinkability and enjoyment.

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Struise Witte from De Struise Brouwers
3.66 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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