An Easter treat from De Struise Brouwers

26 March 2012


If you follow the beer world closely then the chances are you've come across the beer rating websites RateBeer and BeerAdvocate. While rare beers such as the famous Westvleteren 12 -- a beer only available in small quantities direct from the 'Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren' -- often recieve a somewhat exadurated aclaim, there is no denying that De Struise Brouwers accolades in 2012 are mightly imperssive: 10 places in RateBeer's 50 best beers of Belgium and the #9 best brewery in the world. An imperssive haul for any brewery.

With demand for these beers certain to outstrip supply customers are limited to one case per style. The following beers will be available:

Elliot Brew - 24x330ml - 9.0% abv

Brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller this beer has International Bitterness Units of 150 and relies on the residual sugars from the malt to provide balance.

Struise Rosse - 24x330ml - 6.0% abv

Brewed at the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren this is a Amber ale.

Pannepot - 24x330ml - 10.0% abv

An unfiltered and unpasteurised Belgain Strong Ale. Pannepot referest to the old fishing boats the village of De Panne is famous for and is illustrated on the bottle label. Described as a 'Old Fishermans's Ale' and tribute to the Pannepot sailors, it's a rich and complex beer with chocolate and soft spice flavours that yo-yo on your pallet.

Pannepot Gran Reserva - 24x330ml - 10.0% abv

Pannepot Reserva is aged for 14 months in French Oak barrels. The Pannepot Gran Reserva is then aged for a further 10 month in Calvados oak barrels to add an extra layer of complexity. Look out for vanilla notes impareted by the French Oak and hints of brandy from the Calvados barrels.

Pannepeut - 24x330ml - 10.0% abv

Initially brewed as a tribute to De Struise's loyal Danish customers, Pannepeut is another dark beer with aromas of dried fruit and spices balanced against a sweet, malty, backbone.

For more information and to order please contact us on 01422 377560.