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

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, thanx to Marsiblursi. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Fruity, malty, sweet aroma, raisins, marzipan. Malty to the taste, ginger, oak, marzipan, alcohol. Fruity, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle... Mostly clear, light amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The sharp, acidic bouquet furnishes golden raisins floating in a sea of calvados. Full-bodied and creamy with subdued carbonation. The flavor is nutty and full of sweet caramel layered upon undercurrents of calvados and oak. Finishes sweet and tangy; fruity and caramely. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
11/1/10 from gene. hazy orange brown with a small white head. it smells spicy!... anise, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla and alcohol mixed with brown sugar, fruity tartness and plums. the palate is relatively sweet but it has a tartness and a bit of tannic drying on the finish... otherwise the flavor is the same as the aroma. thick and smooth... nice.7/4/7/3/16

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a two finger light khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is sweet, fruity and flavor is malty, spicy, some dark fruit. High ABV is hidden. Much better than the Tsjeeses. Pricey at $9.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle shared thx to Marsiblursi 2011-07-09 Sätila AR: pommac, rasines, champagne, cognac, marzipan, honey AP: honey, wee beige head F: goose berries, caramel, mandarins, maderia, oak, tokaj wine

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a lacy off-white head. The aroma is oaky with sweet fruity notes--white raisin, lime, nectarine; there is also some vanilla, caramelized sugar, and pleasant floral quality. The flavor is spicy yeast with some wild fruity notes and obvious oak. There is a mild brown sugar sweetness, but it’s cut by the attenuated dryness. The finish is vanilla and tannin with some nice alcoholic warmth (but no boozy burn). Some fruity esters and Raisin Bran cereal make the aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6438) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2011
330 ml bottle. BBE 12.12.2012. Rated @ 24.6.2011.
Pours a dark golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits and some mild spices. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, mild spices, dried fruits and oak. Very smooth and thick mouthfeel and a long, fruity, oaky finish. Overall a smooth brew which lacks taste a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle; Pour is dark, murky golden with a very nice off white head that retains in an excellent fashion into this snifter, with fine bubbled lace present as I progress through this one slowly. There is a bit of earthiness from the oak, as well as a fruity nature from peaches, combined with candied sugars. The oak really imparts terrific flavor for this one with vanilla; also present is a bit of earthiness, brown sugar, candied sugar, grassy hops, and general fruit esters. I think this may be my favorite Tripel, thus far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a slightly-hazed light caramel color. Good white head and plenty of lacing as it falls. The nose brings a nice yeast presence as well as some fruit and semi-sweet light malt. The taste is a bit of yeast and fruity esters along with mild booze and some malt. Really nice feel with excellent yeast presence. Really nice beer overall; I have yet to be disappointed by De Struise. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2011
Tasted on 3/29/11 from a 330mL bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Pours cloudy, very light amber with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet caramel along with banana, spicy yeast, brown sugar, bread, and clove. The flavor is lightly sweet with caramel, brown sugar, bread, honey, banana, spicy clove, and pitted fruits with some light bitterness. The body is full and sticky with average carbonation and a long pitted fruit, biscuit, and bitter finish.


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