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Weltmerz | De Struise Brouwers

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very good
10 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
noordhoek.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 04-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 95
Reviews by spoony:
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (best before March 30, 2018) into a tulip and also on tap at the brewery into a wine-glass-like taster.

A-The brew is a very murky, light-golden, wet straw color with darker, brownish highlights. The bottle opened with a gush (in Denver, Colorado), and although the white head started out tall, it was quick to fade. No lacing and no carbonation visible.

S-This beer is tart. I detect light-fleshed fruits like apple cider and pear, as well as a solid dose of acidic lemon. Funk is very mild.

T-The taste tracks the smell with very tart apple cider, pear, peach, and a bracing lemon acidity. The brew pulls at my glands with each sip. The finish, while sour, does not pull as hard. Not the most complex creation, but drinkable and intriguing, nonetheless.

M-The carbonation is champagne-like with an aggressive presence and a medium-fine feel. The brew is light to medium body.

O-For a beer packing only 3% ABV, this brew packs a wallop. Of course, the wallop is sour, and you don't really need alcohol for that, but I still.... I enjoyed drinking this on a hot summer afternoon with some goat cheese. It was strangely thirst-quenching despite (or perhaps because of?) the bracing acidity. De Struise continues to impress me with each beer I try.

Note-My notes from tasting at the brewery reflect a similar impression as my tasting from the bottle today.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Almost illegible label. Batch 1, 2010 bottle.

Appearance - Huge white head. Pillow of foam. Hazy orange body. Very pretty.

Smell - Grain. Lemony. Oxidized. Fruity, kind of a stone fruit aroma. A bit of funk.

Taste - Someone said it was strawberry. I get a hint of it. Some sort of berry fruit, at least. Lemon. Medium doughy grain. Moderate sourness, but it finishes out the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Seemed like it would be high carbonation, but it isn't. Low carbonation. Medium bodied, especially for a berliner.

Overall - It's decent. Seems a little old, though.

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Weltmerz from De Struise Brouwers
3.9 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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