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Svea IPA | De Struise Brouwers

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Svea IPASvea IPA
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Svea IPASvea IPA

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brabander on 02-24-2011

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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 63
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3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k3ve
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY. I love De Struise, so I picked this up on a whim. Unfortunately after deciphering their bottle code, I determined this bottle is from March 2012. So take this review with a grain, or entire shaker, of salt.

This one pours a murky dark-ish brown, with a few yeasty chunks, and a small head with no lacing.

Smells a bit oxidized, unsurprisingly, with some rye, caramel, and slight grassy hops.

It's amazing that this still has any hop character left at all, but there is some grassy bitterness still left here. There's some clovey Belgian yeast character, heavier oxidation than the aroma, spicy rye, and some kinda weird herbal character that I can't place. This is certainly not the ideal condition to enjoy this beer, and it's not great, but it's surprisingly not as bad as I would've figured.

This is medium bodied, with a herbal bitterness that lingers for quite a long time. There is a lower level of carbonation.

This has fallen off mightily it would seem, but I didn't super hate it.

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2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Using an unusual combination of four types of malt barley, oats, wheat and rye. Malty profile with hops extremely timids, always in the background.
A: dark amber body with a good and persistent head.
S: Not quite what you would expect from an IPA. Sweet caramel notes and some citrus in the background and something with peach fruit notes.
T: follows the smell with an entry malty caramel and a final herbal hops were slightly dry. Herbal and resinous hops in aftertaste with some metallic notes. Some sweet notes of what appears to be Belgian sugar and orange marmalade.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Disappointing due to lack of strength.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl Bottle: Lot 15 from 12/2011, best before 31/5/2014. Poured into a Forbidden Fruit chalice on 18/10/2013 during a random beer tasting with myself. No idea where I got it from, most likely De Bierboom in Brugge?

The beer sat there quiet content, I opened the bottle and still all is calm: tilt to pour and the brew rushes out like a gushing volcano, huge cream coloured head and half a chalice of beer! So the first (half) pour gives the big head and a clear amber body, the second brings the sediment, extra smells and oomph.

Intense spicy hop aroma, even from the first pour, yeast esters and a malty undertone come as the beer warms a little.

The taste is hop led, but a semi-sweet maltiness arrives mid-sip: I think the brewers like to play with the beers names and brew whatever they wish before choosing a style/name to hide it under.

I enjoyed it, like all the Struise beers I've had so far (I think).

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3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Pours a murky, unfiltered light brown with an off white pillowy head. There is a light yeast sediment which was not unexpected.
SMELL: Bready malts and floral hops, blanketed by a rustic Belgian yeast.
TASTE: Nutty malts, dark fruit, and a citrusy, earthy hop profile are the major players in the taste. Bright hops in what seems more like a dubbel than pale.
FEEL: Medium bodied brew, prickly, semi dry carbonation and mild hop bite.
OVERALL: Deeper colored Belgian IPA with good character. Dark, toasty bread and tropical citrus. Quite good and unique.

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Svea IPA from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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