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Struise Kloeke Blonde | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
noordhoek.com

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
42
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.54%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 42
Photo of Floydster
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle from a friend in Belgium, think this stuff is usually a couple euros, poured into my Chimay goblet tonight

A-Light golden yellow color, 1/2 inch creamy white head, some decent retention lasting around five minutes, not much lacing
S-Mild citrus, bready malt, grass, skunkiness, other light fruits, hint of Belgian yeast, and grains
T-Begins with some crackewry notes, immediately some lemon follows but still lots of breadier malts in the middle, finish is slightly dry with a bit of hops, expected a small amount of booze in the flavor but did not get any, warms up with more malt coming to the surface, light the chewiness and dryness bouncing off of that
M-Dry, crisp, dry, and bready mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, large amount of carbonation, taste lasts a long time for the style
D-Drank this bottle with ease and wanted more, would make a nice session beer, goes down easy and is refreshing, no alcohol in the flavor at all

Very true to its style, too bad this beer does not make it to the states, very good and for a low price considering what it is, simnple but very enjoyable, would like to drink again, recommended

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Photo of mdagnew
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam... poured into a De Struise glass...

Poured a hazy dark straw yellow colour with lots of yeasty floaties which were impossible not to disturb. White head poured thick and foamy and a steady stream of carbonation maintained a good thick coating throughout... lots of thick sticky lacing....

Aroma - Lots of tart fruits (lemons, limes, sour apples, melon, light grapefruit), spicy yeast, chalky notes, salty, no sweetness, fresh bread, doughy notes, slightly metallic, very grassy, some hay, light basil and coriander herbalness...

Taste - Tart spicy fruits (lemons, grapefruits, apples), quite a lot of yeastiness, floral and earthy, some wheatiness, grassy hops, chalky, peppery, definitely some herbalness...

M&D - Very sharp and dry... Light body... Extremely refreshing and quaffable - just about sessionable at 6%

Overall - A top class Belgian pale ale and another fine brew from De Struise... well worth trying...

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Photo of tendermorsel
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received from Delirum. Poured into a DT Tulip glass

Poured a nice golden color with a tick foamy head. No lacing present. Quite cloudy.

Bananas and dried fruits were present in the nose. Definately a Beligian blond not a pale ale. However, quite peppery and spicy and hoppy for a blond. There was a good amount of sediment in the beer. No alcohol taste present. Quite an interesting blond beer. Very easy drinking.

I would definately reccomend this beer. Another interesting DeStuise take on a traditional style.

Thanks Chris for the chance to try this rare treat.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fun, funky beer. Thanks to Chris at Ebenezer's for this one. Hazy yellow color with a thick white head. Citrus aroma, some spice, and a bit of grain. Very earthy taste, sour lemom, very tart. Unlike other beers of this type that I've tried. Want more of these.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with a twisting veil of fine sediment from the dregs. A one inch head of dense white froth settled down quite slowly, revealing clingy rings of lacework and a thick surface coating.
The brew was anxious to leave the bottle, as a slow gush was apparently immenent.

Lightly spicey and earthy in the nose. Peppery with cut grass, cumin, and hay. Hints of coriander, lemon pith, peach skins, and cloves.

Medium bodied with a effervescent, creamy mouthfeel. Crisp and snappy.

Light malt, earthy spice, and a wheat twang lead off the pallet. Quite hoppy in the "noble" sense, with plenty of pepper-studded cut grass, wet hay, and woody dryness.
Toasted cumin and ground coriander mingle with hints of dusty boards and a smidge of quanine.

Finishes persistantly drying, with a firm bitterness and lingering earthy tones.

This beer changes greatly in the glass. Super crisp and refreshing when cold, followed by some great yeasty complexities as it warms.
The amount of hops was unexpected and the beer touches the realm of Belgian IPA's, Witbier, and Saison all at once.
The hint of quanine in the finish makes me wonder if some Brett is taking hold, which would be most excellent.

Big ups to BA Delerium for the opportunity!

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Photo of Absumaster
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A orange, golden beer with a thin head. At opening the beer came gushing out very slowly, even though the beer was cooled.

Smell is very nice, a spicy hoppiness which smelled like a lot of noble hops have been used. The yeast added some great touches of spices and mild phenols and banana's.

Taste is hoppy, earthy, spicy and herbal. It tastes like a freshly opened bag of hops. A noble hop like Saaz or Goldings, I am not an expert on hops. Bitternes is medium/low. The yeast reminds me of the Westmalle strain, but with a more phenolic twist. It gives off banana and pear drops. Mouthfeel is good a bit dry, this beer drinkability is good.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle, courtesy of gunnfryd, who supplied it to our tasting. The ABV was 6.0%. Served at room temperature, which was too warm, and caused the beer to gush out of the bottle when opening. Hazy deep golden colour. Pleasant spicy aroma. Moderately spicy but nice flavour.

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