Ypres
De Struise Brouwers

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From:
De Struise Brouwers
 
Belgium
Style:
Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.28%
Ratings:
139
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 28, 2022
Added:
Jan 03, 2013
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  21
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Double Barrel Aged Flemish Oud Bruin aged for two years in Bourgogne and Wild Turkey barrels.
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3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, vintage 2010, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Dark brown colour, enormous off-white head, takes a long time to subside. Strong aroma of red wine vinegar and oak, notes of farmhouse. Medium sour flavour, notes of red wine vinegar, red wine, lemons and oak.

Apr 28, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by emerge077 from Illinois

Explosive gusher. Dark mahoghany brown with some suspended floaties, ample tan foam. Mildly bready and acidic aroma. Malty, tart, vinous taste. Enjoyed it. Thanks Joe!

Oud Bruin #95

Aug 08, 2021
 
4.25 by Keith_R from Georgia on Apr 21, 2018
 
3.77 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on May 13, 2017
 
4.11 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania on Apr 23, 2017
 
4.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 08, 2016
 
4 by leitmotif from Romania on May 07, 2016
 
3.5 by GRG1313 from California on Apr 13, 2016
 
4.28 by rulisekmartin from Czech Republic on Feb 21, 2016
 
4.35 by steverx8 from England on Feb 12, 2016
 
4.25 by Midwestbrew18 from Kansas on Jan 24, 2016
 
3 by 2005wendyrika from Belgium on Jan 15, 2016
 
3.46 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 14, 2015
 
2.93 by YvesB from Belgium on Nov 05, 2015
 
2.9 by yeaprolly from Washington on Oct 14, 2015
 
4.1 by NateF90 from Connecticut on Sep 10, 2015
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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by StJamesGate from New York

Leathery brown with steady custard yellow head. 4
Wood, whisky, candy sugar, dark cherry, dried cranberry, and overripe banana on the nose. 4.25
More bananas, licorice, molasses, condensed quality Balsamic, dried apple, more dark candy sugar, and a thread of vanilla. 4.25
Wood + banana finish and tart aspiriny linger.
Medium, round, creamy. 4

Gusher! Deep - far more than the sourness going on. Several types of fruit - it fits that plus vanilla and candy sugar, but still stays balanced. The only thing missing is traces of the Wild Turkey, but maybe that’s no bad thing. Far exceeded expectations. 4.5

“Nice beer, despite its unruly behaviour.” - Carter.

Aug 28, 2015
 
3.75 by HopBelT from Belgium on Jun 23, 2015
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4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by atomeyes from Canada (ON)

my jaw drops at all of these negative review.
i've talked to a few people and we agree that this is the most underrated Struise beer made.
it's divine.
everything about it. divine.
perfect barrel.
perfect flavour. a bit on the sweet side of a flanders red but i don't care.
i can go on and on and on but this beer is killer.
i'm in belgium. i've had 3 so far. will drink more before i leave.

Jun 19, 2015
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by RMentair from Panama

A very unpleasant combination of flavors, including metal and sour. Ugh.

May 21, 2015
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3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Dactrius from Wisconsin

We drank half the bottle before pouring the rest down the drain. Plenty of oxidization due to the age but the sourness just wasn't enjoyable. It seemed more like an accidentally infected porter than a fob.

May 21, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on May 19, 2015
 
3.66 by parris from Massachusetts on Apr 25, 2015
 
3.95 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2015
 
3.94 by rodzm14 from Washington on Mar 21, 2015
 
3.96 by wethorseblanket from California on Mar 13, 2015
 
3.87 by rcjennings from Ohio on Feb 08, 2015
 
4.26 by whitenads from Michigan on Jan 30, 2015
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4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by dcmchew from Romania

Might be a gusher, but i wouldn't know. My bottle BLEW UP right after popping the cap, half the bottle down the drain. Glad i usually open the bottles over the sink. Didn't stir or wobble it before or anything, which is pretty weird. Maybe it was stored improperly?! Horrible.
Dark red/brown, small off-white head.
Tart cherries amplified with red wine on the nose, berries, whisky barrel, faint peat (?!), burnt oak, rich tannins, touch of wine vinegar. A strong smell intense smell (that could've been imprinted nicely on my wall).
Really tart start with sour cherries and lemon juice, light vinegar and some red wine (that went bad). A subtle strawberry sweetness with a bit of caramel, some dark grapes too. Malts are sensible, but there's a dark bready note that's easy to detect. Big tannic notes in the finish, toasted oak and whisky alcohol to dry it up completely.
Aftertaste has some cherry peel, wood, faint red wine, whisky (kinda bland, generic), faint bread crust, faint citrus peel. Medium body, kinda fizzy.
It's really good, but i enjoyed the Reserva more. Or maybe i'm just pissed off about the "gushing".

Jan 15, 2015
 
4.09 by comfygoodness from California on Dec 25, 2014
 
4.35 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 21, 2014
 
3.75 by benlhoest from Belgium on Dec 08, 2014
 
4.5 by innominat from Ireland on Dec 02, 2014
 
4.29 by JackieKu from Taiwan on Dec 02, 2014
 
4 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
by Franck from Canada (QC)

2009 Vintage. Aged 5 years

Nov 20, 2014
 
4.75 by Matagal from Brazil on Nov 17, 2014
 
5 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2014
 
3.75 by spycow from Illinois on Sep 28, 2014
 
4.18 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 20, 2014
Ypres from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 139 ratings