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Unveiling the Untappd Victories for De Struise Brouwers

Untappd proudly presents the inaugural Untappd Community Awards, honoring top breweries and beers as chosen by our 11 million users in 2023! While many breweries worldwide craft exceptional brews, we’ve listened to feedback and aim to spotlight outstanding non-IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. These awards recognize the best beers across various styles, with eligibility criteria outlined below.

In our debut year, we’re recognizing the top three beers in qualifying styles across all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and the 50 countries with the highest check-ins from 2023. Out of 1.5 million rated beers, only 1.65% (25,302) received awards, with an impressive 30% of brewers (7,427) producing winning brews!

Explore the winning beers in your area and favorite styles, then visit the breweries behind these exceptional drinks. Remember to check them in on Untappd!

 

Winning Beers:

Dark Ale:

Golden Medal: Pannepot Vintage Ale

A masterpiece of Belgian brewing, Pannepot Vintage Ale boasts rich, malty flavors with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and spices. Its velvety texture and warming alcohol content make it a delight to savor.
Untappd – Pannepot Vintage Ale
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Belgian Brown Ale:

Bronze Medal: Pannepot Vintage 2017

With its deep mahogany hue and complex flavor profile, Pannepot Vintage 2017 offers a harmonious blend of roasted malts, dried fruits, and subtle Belgian yeast character. A true embodiment of Belgian brewing tradition.
Untappd – Pannepot Vintage 2017
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Freeze-distilled Beer:

Golden Medal: Black Damnation V – Double Black

This bold and robust brew undergoes a unique freeze-distillation process, resulting in intensified flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt. A decadent treat for the senses.
Untappd – Black Damnation V – Double Black
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Silver Medal: Black Damnation XI – Special Kay

Crafted with precision and finesse, Special Kay combines the smoothness of a stout with the complexity of a Belgian ale. Layers of caramel, toffee, and oak mingle effortlessly, leaving a lasting impression.
Untappd – Black Damnation XI – Special Kay
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Old / Stock Ale:

Golden Medal: Pannepot Special Reserva Old Fisherman’s Ale Aged On Oak

Aged to perfection in oak barrels, this venerable ale exudes sophistication with its nuanced flavors of vanilla, bourbon, and dried fruits. Each sip is a journey through time, showcasing the mastery of barrel aging.
Untappd – Pannepot Special Reserva Old Fisherman’s Ale Aged On Oak
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Belgian Stout:

Golden Medal: Black Damnation XXVIII – Van Poucke Stout (Vintage 2019)

A true connoisseur’s delight, Van Poucke Stout balances bold roasted notes with hints of dark fruit, licorice, and oak. Its velvety smoothness and lingering finish make it a standout among Belgian stouts.
Untappd – Black Damnation XXVIII – Van Poucke Stout (Vintage 2019)
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Silver Medal: Twenty Two Anniversary Ale

Celebrating two decades of brewing excellence, Twenty Two Anniversary Ale is a symphony of flavors, with layers of chocolate, caramel, and espresso dancing on the palate. A testament to the brewery’s enduring legacy.
Untappd – Twenty Two Anniversary Ale
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Bronze Medal: Black Albert

Bold and assertive, Black Albert commands attention with its robust flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. Its full-bodied character and lingering bitterness make it a favorite among stout enthusiasts.
Untappd – Black Albert
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Stout – Imperial / Double Coffee:

Silver Medal: Black Damnation IV – Coffee Club

A homage to the bean, Coffee Club delights with its intense coffee aroma and rich, velvety texture. Notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt linger on the palate, creating a truly indulgent experience.
Untappd – Black Damnation IV – Coffee Club
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Russian Imperial Stout:

Golden Medal: Black Damnation XXV – Black Nuts

Infused with the essence of roasted nuts, Black Nuts offers a symphony of flavors, with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel intertwining with the robust base of roasted malt. A decadent brew that leaves a lasting impression.
Untappd – Black Damnation XXV – Black Nuts
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Silver Medal: Cuvée Delphine (2013)

Cuvée Delphine is a masterpiece of Russian Imperial Stout. Its rich, velvety texture and complex flavors of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and oak make it a true delight to savor.
Untappd – Cuvée Delphine (2013)
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Winter Ale:

Golden Medal: Tsjeeses Reserva BBA (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Aged to perfection in bourbon barrels, Tsjeeses Reserva BBA exudes warmth and sophistication. Its complex flavors of bourbon, caramel, and spices are balanced by a smooth, velvety texture, making it the perfect winter indulgence.
Untappd – Tsjeeses Reserva BBA (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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We raise a glass to these remarkable achievements on Untappd! Each award-winning beer is a testament to their mastery of the brewing arts and a celebration of Belgian brewing tradition.
Cheers to excellence, and may our journey continue to inspire beer lovers around the world.



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