De Struise Dark Horse Reserva

Brewery: De Struise Brouwers
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: 15 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This ale was brewed, bottled & capped by hand. Contains a hybrid dark sour ale somewhere between a Dirty Horse and an Earthmonk. Spontaneously fermented and aged for 4 years on some of the finest red wine barrels from the Bordeaux area in France.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.29
My rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 6th February 2018, and a best before date of 5th February 2028. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with maybe some slight amber notes, and a one finger beige head that had decent retention, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, dark fruit, prunes, plum, cherry, oak, balsamic vinegar, with some light red wine vinous notes, caramel, leather and funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, dark fruit, plum, cherry, prunes, red wine vinous, oak, lime, vinegar, with a hint of caramel and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s got some nice complexity and despite my preference for more carbonation, this was still very enjoyable.


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