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Motuecha | De Struise Brouwers

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De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mar02x on 12-06-2011

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 16
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots going on in this unusual example. Serving a bottle bought at Deca, regrettably a good few months back, into a tulip. Interesting-looking for a pale ale, with a deep brassy color, slight opacity, but vigorous carbonation feeding a scrim of head, which a touch less than what a bar server might be going for. Next time I'll try a pilsener glass. But the glass nicely captured a substantive aroma of bread, wild and orange flowers, hay. Hops on the attack, clean and floral and herby up front, with the bitterness creeping in after a beat and then lingering. Some apricot, orange zest -- a tangy rather than sweet clementine, think -- light toast. Creamy mouthfeel, a bit of chew to it, with a mouth-watering (not entirely in a good way) effect that leaves a bit of an untidy finish. And is there a nosefeel? I feel it on the back of my palate and up into the sinuses. Unusual, again.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brought back from Belgium and shared with rudzud, love the comic as the label thanks to Arne Franzel, and a single kiwi hop should be good.

Light fluffy airy head, hazy lemony straw color, spotty lacing.

Nose lighter than I expected, light sweet blond malts, a bit of grassy hops, light lemongrass hay like and some kiwi style hop but very little, light lemony light Belgian candy like.

Taste starts with grainy blond malts, light pilsner toasty like but mostly blond Belgian with light sweetness, and light candy like. Faint hops that are much lighter than I expected. Hop characters come in with light grassy and lemony flavors, faint fruity, very little kiwi hop character and very little bitterness, in fact very little hop altogether. Light lemony cereal too. Finish is dry with light bitterness, little more lemongrass and cereal grain lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, good carb.

Overall way too light, nice flavors otherwise but they are to light, esp the hops.

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Photo of rudzud
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the great tulip a light hazy straw hue with a thin white blanket that fades to leave light lacing and light blanket.

S - Aromas of bready malts faint fruit esters. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste is on the sweeter side with slight thin and water malts, faint fruit esters, light bready malts and slight candy notes.

M - Mouthfeel is slightly thinner than I would have expected.

O - Overall I was slightly disappointed with this beer but still glass to get to try it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A fairly aggressive pours yields only and inch of foamy white head. This drops to a thin ring and island over the course of a minute. A handful of large bubbles can be seen rising through the hazy straw coloured liquid. I've seen better looking brews...

S - Apple, tropical fruit, green pepper, bready malts, mild plasticky phenols. Pretty good.

T - The start is hay and bready notes. Tropical fruit punctuates the middle of the drink, before bubblegum and light grassy hops round it out. The hoppy dry aftertaste lingers, although isn't particularly powerful. Lacking some depth and interest.

M - Light mouthfeel becomes rounder and fuller towards the end once the fizzy carbonation subsides. It's ok.

D - This is a good thirst quencher, although not my favourite of the De Struise range.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

269th Review
Bottle to Struise cervoise

Enjoyed on a visit to the Struise shop in Brugge while touring around Belgium in early June 2012.

A: Dull golden yellow. Half (prickly white) fingernail head on medium pour. Artwork on label is absolutely awesome (hence the perfect score)!

S: Smells of wheat, hops, and earthiness. Very basic, but I liked that about this!

T: Simple in taste like the nose - sweet caramel, robust hop earthiness, and mild Belgian yeast. Nicely balanced. Smooth, crisp, and very refreshing!

M: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Just an easy-to-drink beer that I could enjoy plenty of!

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Motuecha from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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