A Special One… A Struise O.N.E!

“O.N.E. aka Our Nastiest Effort” is a massive quadruple from Struise. I believe I was told at the brewery that it starts life as a Pannepot, it doesn’t say it on the bottle though and that was six months ago so please correct me anyone if I’m wrong. Anyway, that’s already a pretty amazing quad but the O.N.E. has subsequently been aged in Bourbon barrels for twelve months.
image

The moment the faintly Bourbony aroma hits your nose you know it’s something special, it then pours very dark with a big fluffy tan head. In the mouth it seems a bit more subtle and complex than it’s Pannepot parent,  starting with high notes of oak, butter and maybe (Jess didn’t agree) apricot before mellowing to the deep, rich, spicy taste more like Pannepot, then finishing a tiny bit bitter, possibly with some cherry.
image

Interestingly we got less Bourbon in the mouth than in the nose but there’s plenty else to enjoy. The beer has amazing complexity, there’s a real journey with each mouthful and it manages to be thick but frothy, with a velvety mouth feel and very drinkable despite being 10%. Want more of this, I think we’ll have to go back to Belgium soon…

Advertisements
Categories: Beer Reviews, Belgian Beer | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: