Struise Kloeke Blonde | De Struise Brouwers

Struise Kloeke BlondeStruise Kloeke Blonde
42 Ratings
Struise Kloeke BlondeStruise Kloeke Blonde

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

EBC:11, IBU:24, OG:1055, FG:1009, ABV:6%
Hops: Challenger, Hallaertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of jkhara12
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy lemon coloured body with big white bubbled head that covers nearly all the surface
Aroma is citrus & bread dough & some peach
It is so complex yet still subtle, some dryness, some oak, some citrus, deceptively drinkable & very moreish

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Photo of YvesB
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MikeReserva
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Cloundy dark blonde / yellow ale with a bright white head that slowly fades.

S. Sweet honey combined with the caramel malt profile. Further some light fruits, yeast and spices.

T. The taste is quite dull. It is pretty refreshing with a balance between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness, but it's all very soft. Taste of fruits (lemon, banana), dough, spices. Could use a bit more bitterness. Not very complex and not very special vs. the thousands of belgium blondes out there. yet it tastes pretty pretty on a warm summer day.

M. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very nice for a blonde. Is quite crispy but could have used a bit more carbonation.

O. A quite avarage beer but not too bad. If you like blondes you should try it, but only buy one.

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Photo of simoen
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old-gold, clear color that formed a pinkie of big-bubbled white head, then settled down, with little carbonation in the glass. Little aroma, with a whiff of bakery and herbal hops turned way down. Once in the mouth, the hops turns up nicely as complex, bitter but also herbal backbone, with some toast, banana, and an apple or apple skin note in the flavor. Clean feeling down the line, quaffable, session-able.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Photekut
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Read some of the other reviews so I knew to open slowly due to the carbonation. Big two finger head with good retention and lacing. Very pleasant and complex nose with a bit of earthiness as well. Immediately floral and herbal with hints of lemon, grass, caramel, bread dough, and grain with just a touch of cumin and cracked pepper. The taste follows suit and is just as complex. Earthy and grassy with fresh picked hops leaving a nice spicy, bitter bite. Nicely balanced with a fruity, caramel malt sweetness with hints of lemon, apples and a bit of black pepper. As it warms, clove and banana also emerge. Bold, fresh, and tangy mouthfeel with a nice dry, crisp finish. I'm not a big Belgian blonde fan, but this was nothing short of amazing. It definitely stands out among other blondes I've tasted and is really in a class of its own. Another awesome beer from De Struise!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bright yellow tinted amber. Lots of cloudiness and haze were apparent throughout the glass and only proceeded to thicken up as the bottle got closer to the bottom, really bringing some of the yeast forward on this one..

rich, vibrant, light and fruity smell that I could not nearly contain the joy after the first whiff hit my nose. Huge bouquet of light fruity yeast with hints of apples and pears, peaches all coming together and being surrounded by light grains and fresh grass. The topped was a very nice hop profile, bright floral citrus hops, not too pungent, but rather just accenting enough to really bring out everything and meld it together in an aromatic representation of rolling around in a fresh meadow. Just absolutely wonderful.big wave of fruit flavors just rolling over you bringing mostly hints of apples, pineapple and pear. This evolved and started to incorporate some almost lemon like flavors with hints of grass and grain, but still staying very light and bright in the profile. As it finished up it rolled off with a very long lasting finish. Very nice and dry and bitter you could really taste the hops

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Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Normally called Kloeke Blond, however marketed here...
Beer specially brewed for the Cadzand bach area and De Honte Biershop-a speciality distributor of Struise in the area.
Opening the bottle, a rush of carbonation wastes several sips of my beverage.
Appearance-Pours out highly carbonated, champagne-like carbonation. Slightly murky medium-orange/yellow body. Foamy, medium thick head is nice, active. Great looking.
Smells of clove, spiced bread, lemon, citrus, sharp Hallertau,sweet malt, sour grains akin to sourdough, sweetgrass, hay, wildflowers, spice, really complex and beautiful, light spicy, wild, and complex.
Taste is really complex and good.
Spicy, pepper, clove, nutmeg, hay, wild herbs, grass, spiced floral, sweet malt, pear, light bit of woodiness on the finish. More and more "funk" comes through as the beer warms. Sour fruit and grain becomes more dominant.
Light in body, yet spicy, exciting, and tastes much stronger than 6% ABV.
De Struise beers are an honor to experience and drink. Every loving, meticulous beer is enormously complex and balanced.
Cheers to another great brew, and possibly the best BPA I've had

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Photo of russwbeck
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear yellow pour with a nice and creamy white head. Retention is phenomenal, lacing is as well.

S: Pretty sweet smell. Lots of clove and bananas, along with slight Belgian yeasts. A bit earthy.

T: The flavor is pretty well balanced, I was expecting this to be really sweet from the smell. Full of wheat, citrus, and spices.

MF: Crisp, light, and refreshing.

D: Could pound these all day. Perfect beer for the warming air.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl, best before June 2013.

Pours a glowing, cloudy orange with a large-bubbled head. Retention and lacing are average.

The aroma is very complex. I get notes of overripe fruit and other yeasty esters, a sweet, flowery perfume and also some earthy citrus.

The flavor is nice and balanced. Wheaty sweetness is countered by a sturdy, piney bitterness that lingers on the palate. Slightly spicy, but overall very clean. Notes of orange rind and other citrusy fruits. Pretty dry. The mouthfeel is not as carbonated as it could have been, but that wonderfully smooth Struise finish is still present.

Overall a nice and very drinkable Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of dciBA
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden hazy yellow with a slight orange tinge into my tulip. About 1 finger worth of white head forms with half of that lingering for a while. Decent amount of lacing as it goes down.

Smell is mostly bready yeast with a nice undertone of lemon/citrus. Taste has a good amount of that citrus coming through. The yeast in the nose isn't quite as prominent on the tongue. Finishes with a pleasant hop spiciness.

A real easy drinking beer with a real smooth mouthfeel. Just the right amount of carbonation. It's a dry beer with just enough sweetness lingering on your palate to leave you wanting more after each sip. Very nice blonde from De Struise.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle from the Struise Yeast Shop. A 06 2013 indicated in the label. Pours a dull burnt orange with a quarter inch, loose bright white head. Nose reveals a light fruit character, Belgian yeast and candi sugar; completely on par with the style. Taste follows nose - there's a pleasant grapefruity citrus quality as well as a suggestion of tropical fruit. Fruity esters combine nicely with the yeast strain. There's a sour mash character in the mix and a light hops presence to even things out. Mouthfeel is light in body with an easy carbonation and a semi-dry finish. I found this beer to be extremely flavorful and drinkable. In general, I tend to find Belgian Pale Ales to be a little lackluster; however, Kloeke Blonde was a pleasant surprise. Definitely worth picking up a few bottles if you place a Yeast Shop order. Wish it was more readily available in the States because it's delicious.

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