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


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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Great Belgian Strong ale with christmas spices like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bourbon is barely detactable in the taste. Full body, little carbonation, alcohol very well hidden. I’m going to buy this again next year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: caramel, sweet, ripe fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy brown, medium, creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, bourbon, sweet fruits, some alcohol, full body. Overall: very nice Belgian Strong Ale, nice aroma and very decent palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
Birra di color miele impenetrabile...che ho trovato subito molto bello....aroma all’inizio che non dice nulla a parte un sentore di legno dato dalla fermentazione in botte. Bisogna aspettare qualche minuto per apprezzare al massimo questa birra e scoprire la sua complessità. Il mio consiglio è di sorseggiarla per poter trarre il massimo da questa birra....ne ho tenute due in cantina pronte per l’invecchiamento!! Sono sicuro che possa evolvere ancora di più negli anni!!! grazie di nuovo struise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1410) - PORTUGAL - DEC 31, 2014
33cl bottle. Caramel, dates, peaches, liquorice and alcohol in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is balanced with some sweet notes and dry finish. Overall, a fantastic digestive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
serjaymz (104) - Istanbul, TURKEY - DEC 30, 2014
Şişe, 30/12/2014.İstanbul.(reserva 2010) Artık üretilmeyen bu Struise birası bardakta koyu kızıl ve yarı bulanık. Köpük kırık beyaz, dolgun ve kalıcı.. Görüntü çekiçi. Koku karamel, baharat, pekmez, hafif tatlılık, kuru kırmızı meyve tınıları içeriyor. Kompleks, yoğun ve derin.. Tadım gövdeli ve yine yoğun, kuru kırmızı meyveler, pekmez, baharat ve tatlılık.. Oldukça derin, damakta kalıcı ve Boğaz'dan aşağı iniş vakit alıyor.. Çok başarılı..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbomb65 (21) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2014
Another fantastic Belgian Christmas ale with seasonal spices, a bit of oak and a hint of bourbon, sweet and malty. A wonderfully tasty strong ale, easy to sink into beside a roaring fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Amber pour with frothy white head which lasted a while. Smells of Christmas spice and yeast but not overwhelmingly. a bit of wood and bourbon as well. Taste was much of the same but the spices were less and bourbon a bit more. Nothing was overdone and all was balanced well, sweet after dinner beer. Palate was perfect as always from Struise. loved both these beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1400) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy amber brown with a medium beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, spices, vanilla, toffee and herbs. A decent BA brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1024) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à Molenhof Restaurant & Bar Oud Postje, couleur blonde/ambrée, mousse assez importante, peu d’effervescence, en bouche grosse attaque sur la vanille et le Bourbon, pointe grillée et maltée pain frais et amande en fin de bouche extra tuerie !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlafVonk (17) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Heerlijk biertje smaak van Caramel, vanille en, rozijn. Een bier om van te genieten.....

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