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


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

ygtbsm94's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Drank this brew a couple of times! Once on tap at the Waregem beerfest (08), and also at the Struise farm from a 75cl bottle. Both tastings had a hazy orange/apricot color. From the tap though, the head just exploded with a superb creamy head that settles into a thin layer. The bottled was a little more restrained than on tap. The aroma was absolutely stunning with hints of oak, refreshing butter, honey, vanilla, and loads of mango and apricot; alcohol was well hidden for 10%abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The taste had chewy fruit notes with a malty character along with a touch of vanilla and oak; what an amazing complex brew. You would never know that this was 10%; I had no trouble polishing off this beer. Gotta love this Tripel!! Another great brew from the crew at Struise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (240) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
2011 edition. Dappled tan head with very fine bubbles. Opaque amber. Aroma is raisins and fruit, with some alcohol---fruitcake, I suppose. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Flavors are rather mild and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (161) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Raspberry-brown with very fine tan head. Aroma of yeast, rye, and honey, like a dark bread. Very sweet on the front, tapering to grainy on the end, with almost a taste of crackers. Thick, almost creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejr (79) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Fin oransje farge med et hvit skum. Aroma av malt, frukt, sukker, treverk og søt frukt. Smaken følger aroma, men litt mer sukker iherdig enn i aroma og litt mye alkohol i smaken. Alkoholen går etterhvert over mot bourbon, lang ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2014
Amikor beszippantja az embert az antwerpeni éjszaka, maga se tudja már mit nyomnak a kezébe a helyi krcsmában, legutóbb pl. ezt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (917) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
2012 vintage. Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel, sugar, apricots, wood, light bourbon, light spices. Flavour is big sweetness, malty and sugary. Alcohol is not obvious. Wonderfully refined taste and impressively well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, röstig, dunkles reifes Obst. Geschmack röstmalzig, stark malzig, überreife Früchte, Karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Slightly hazy orange with medium off white head. Aroma sweet malt, wood, citrusy candied fruits. Full body with strong somewhat unpleasant alcohol. Flavor is pretty bourbon-like, with some wood and yeast and malt. Some decent flavors in here but thought the alcohol came through too harshly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. tsj no. 11. Vintage 2011. cuerpo fuerte e intensos sabores con 10 vol q se notan en todo momento. Sabores de bourbon bastante intensos con los característicos toques dulces y de maderas empapadas con buena sensación de licor. Muy buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2988) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy orange colour. A little wood and sweet bourbon come through in the aroma. Texture is quite thick and rich also a bit sticky. Nice mix of bready yeast, dried fruits and malt. Bourbon barely traceable in the flavour but overall a very tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (509) - - MAR 6, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Aroma kleur licht troebel bier met gist. Aroma wat gist verder haal ik er niks uit. Smaak is wat zuur met licht bittere afdronk. Geheel blijft wel even hangen.

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