Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in oak barrels
225 litres (four barrels) of Tsjeeses were aged on oak for 6 months.

ThomasE's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, - MAY 15, 2009
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. malty, spicy aroma with yeast and alcohol sweet notes, some pepper and oak hints. Malty, fruity and spicy flavor with notes of oak. Light dry yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1763) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Kobber uklar skum lidt Slik bonbon vinøs vingummi alc Bitter lidt sød meget Oile flad @home

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1752) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Brunorange lätt disig öl med ett beige livligt skum. Doft och smak av torkad frukt, framförallt russin. Lättare alkoholsötma med dragning t bourbon. En väldigt god öl men just bourbonlagringen märks inte så mycket. Årgång 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1181) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose and taste is Belgian spice, candy sugar and dark fruit. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1614) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from the Struise shop in Bruges. Brown colour, hints of red. Fizzy but vanishing head. Classic strong Belgian, boozy, dark fruit, spicy. Barrels add some sweetness maybe, hint of tannin. Ageing nicely executed but not really game changing. Certainly not one of those over the top grim oak fests. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mahamoti (21) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
Aroma di uva e barboun. Ambrato carico, corpo pieno, schiuma scarsa in stile. In bocca frutta secca, uva, barboun, calore. Eccellente prodotto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Hazy deep orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and also has some spices and yeast with wooden hints. Flavour is fruits, spices, wood and quite strong alcoholic notes. When the yeast is poured in, some of the alcohol notes go more mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopverdju (348) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
De Vintage 2011 geproefd. Donker amberkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Geur: honing, abrikoos. Smaak: rozijnen, alcoholisch, zoet, lomp. Geen koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: karton.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle from Bacco. Drink before 8/15/19. Sweet, sugary aroma. Pours a dark amber and maintains a thick, frothy head. Lightly spiced with soft bourbon notes in the finish. Not as in your face as most bourbon ales, really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (485) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head Aroma is sweet spice clove cinnamon Taste is sweet with soft fruit spicy not a beer I really like,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2016
330 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 07/2014.
Copper-orange, hazy body, with a big, frothy, yellowish head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits, berries, some apricots, caramel, marzipan, vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon.
Taste is more on the dry side and quite simple, with oak, dried fruits, caramel, spices, some bourbon, some alcohol.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes quite moderate, medium dry, medium sweet, wooden, a bit spicy.

Very nice. The nose is really lovely, with a dense combination of sweet fruits, sweet malts and the barrel notes. The taste and the finish are a bit underwhelming though, while still not bad. Overall not outstanding maybe, but better than the Port version in my opinion.

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