Struiselensis | De Struise Brouwers

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De Struise Brouwers

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by akorsak on 02-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cost was 5 euro for a 33cl bottle @ Pikkulintu in Helsinki. Expectations were high given the brewery. Served into a tulip.

Reviewed from notes taken July 2015.

HEAD: None. Just an off-white floater ring. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. The ring itself recedes within 3-4 minutes.

BODY: Clear vibrant copper with plainly visible floating yeast particles.

Appears aptly carbonated. It's a good looking lively sour, but has no stand-out or unique characteristics.

AROMA: Subtle but pungent sourness - probably a 5/10 in terms of intensity. Green apple, hay, light funky brettanomyces, clean barley, white wine, oak wood, intricate multifaceted wild yeast(s), and hints of cidery acidity.

Aromatic intensity is above average. I don't find the cereal grains you'd expect in a true gueuze, but this works to its benefit.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Taste follows the aroma.

The smacky acidic mouthfeel is fantastic, accentuating the green apple and intricate yeast notes that make up the heart of the beer. The medium body, smoothness, and wetness make it refreshing but assertive, and together these characters set off the twangy funkiness nicely. The liveliness of the brew is a highlight, and the yeast character is fantastic. Shockingly well-balanced. Gestalt and complex. Thee's an impressive harmony of texture and taste, and I quite like it.

OVERALL: Near effortless in its drinkability. A remarkable, enjoyable ber from one of the world's best breweries. At its 5 euro pricetag, I'd happily buy a second bottle. That said, Struise does do better, and more bacterial intricacy would elevate the beer.

High B (3.69)

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes. Golden body, slightly hazy, with a small collar. Aromas of funk, Belgian yeast, lemon, citrus. Green apple skins and funk in the flavor, finishing with a mild acetic kick. Nice funkiness / earthiness. Gueuze characteristics. Quite tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottles found in remote location (and more still sitting on the shelf).

A: Pours from an 11.2 ounce brown bottle a clear pale orange with a thin, large bubbled, white head which fades to a cap and rim leaving spots of lace. Yeasty sediment on bottom of bottle.

N: Barnyard funk, oak tannins, zesty lemon.

T: Mild funk with sour citrus (lemon, grapefruit, and oranges), some astringency, chessy and musty barnyard.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, funky lemony finish.

O: A surprise find and it is still holding up. Will get more.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DaveHack
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a Hill Farmstead stem. Served at 55 degrees

Pours a hazy straw color, just like a saison. There is almost zero head, even with an aggresive pour.

This smells of straight funk and sour fruit, with a touch of bubblegum-ish scent. Very unique scent, but very enjoyable.

Taste is similar to the nose. There is a some tart fruit upfront and an oaky flavor, though I don't believe this was oak aged.

Mouthfeel is superb on this. It is dry, but not overly so. There is a definite wine-like aspect to this. It is dry and delicious, but dry and heartburn inducing on the way down....but in a good way.

This beer is really good. This is how I love my wilds to be. I'm guessing the additional aging on this hasn't hurt it (the last review was over a year ago). I would love to have a couple bottles of this around.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Struiselensis from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 155 ratings