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Struise New Years Blonde | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ggaughan on 01-06-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Mike (over at ratebeer, thanks so much!). 2005 vintage, bottle 125, poured into a chalice.

A: Huge foamy snow white head, light straw golden body, highly active carbonation. Average retention. Hazy.

A: Wheat, light grainyness, spicy hops, some grass, mild, light lemon zest.

T: Nothing that was in the nose! Huge discrepancy. Tons of sweet, sugary candy sugar, and then, BOOM, a hugely dry finish. Earthy dust in the finish. Bready, cookie maltiness up front, light fruity esters - sweet cherries, white grapes, perhaps - some peppery spices and earthy yeast must. A really phenomenal, complex beer.

M: Huge sublimation, big bodied, medium bubbles, even feeling. Really great. Leaves a great yeasty, fruity aftertaste - grapes, apples, tons of other tannins.

D: High alcohol, but so wonderfully complex - both sweet and dry, fruity and bready. Recommended. Mike got it out of the trunk of one of the Struisse brewer's cars though, so, good luck!!!!

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Photo of ggaughan
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Kerstbierfestival in Essen, Belgium this past December. Beer was served from a 1.5L magnum, sealed in red wax and it took awhile to get the wax off, cap off and I think also a cork.

The beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow body and the color was complimented by a steady rush of bubbles to the top of my glass. There was a fluffy white head that had some solid retention. The nose of the beer is very citrusy and had a slight herbal touch as well. The taste of the beer is wheaty, herbal, citrus but overall pretty mellow yet well balanced. There was also a touch of sourness at the end that was pleasing to the palate. Another fine beer from Struise.

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Struise New Years Blonde from De Struise Brouwers
4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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