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

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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15000) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits, wood and hops. Nice and sweet that hides the alcohol very good. Long sweet finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (931) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2012
TSJ n°11. Then the same brewing I have tasted with the Tsjeeses "no" reserva. What a difference !!! If it’s the only fact of a 6 months in oak barrels more (info of the website as commercial coment ... I haven’t verified..), it’s a total revolution. First reason : no smoke at all (as in the single version) Deuxième raison : un arôme quasi de trappiste, avec des notes deprunes, de cake aux pommes, de croissant, et une pointe de beurre de Normandie. (Bon, c’est vrai le nez du "single" Tsjeeses n’était pas mal non plus, et ne laissait aucunement présager de la bouche pleine de fumée...) Troisième raison : une première bouche très jolie, sur de la figue, du raisin avec pourriture noble, de la datte et des pruneaux . Quatrième raison : une seconde bouche très équilibrée mais forte, dans le style trappiste. Mouthfeel, isn’t it ? Cinquième raison : une finale vineuse, à la texture un peu huileuse, remplie de superbes épices, mais toujours très équilibrée. Le bonheur de retrouver la qualité des Struise (DSB), après l’impasse de ce Tsjeeses qui m’a fait très peur hier (ooooh Tsjeeses !!) Conclusion : don’t be afraid to buy a Tsjeeses, but look if it’s well a Reserva, except if you like to live in a "smoky country" as the foggy Tsjeeses. (Please could you notice that I haven’t say f....)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle pours a copper with lively head. Tastes smells of spice banana dark fruit oak. Awesome beer top on my list of Christmas beers can’t get enough of it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Even better than the Tsjeeses. This reserva manages to find a more complex and well structured balance. It’s not so strong as the Tsjeeses, what is an advantage. Another great beer by De Struise Brouwers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1316) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 11, 2012
24/12/2011 330ml bottle. Ambrata, densa, lievemente torbida, con sedimenti in sospensione, bel cappello di schiuma bianco sporca, poco persistente. Aroma complesso, maltato, appena fruttato, con spezie e una punta di floreale, note amarognole e di liquirizia. In bocca è se possibile ancora più complessa, dolciastra, maltata, con note di liquirizia, tostate e pure una punta di affumicato nel finale, retrogusto di sugo d’arrosto. Corpo importante, consistenza densa, carbonazione soft. Complessa, impegnativa, ma imperfetta.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (502) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Slightly cloudy copper amber topped by a generous frothy head that lasts for a while. Spicy nose with hints of tart fruits (gooseberry). Full body, very nice malt palate, a bit of spice with the wood showing a bit in the end in great balance, never overshadowing this great beer. Some herbs gets involves as well as it warms up, I identified it as thyme. Long malty and herbaceous finish. Great beeer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8325) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Copper colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, alcohol, fruit, oak and malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a murky brow with billowy white head that laces in chunks. Nose & taste are of spice, oak, bitter sweet dark fruits. Very smooth very drinkable. Interesting beer, I’m definitely a fan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Amber colored pour. Big fluffy off-white head. Plenty of lacing as the head slowly fades away - it almost lasts the entire drink. Spicy aroma of flowers pepper and malt. Taste is different. A musty flavor of dirt and sugar. The mustiness sticks around well after each sip. A residual bitterness as well. Not sure if the musty flavor is from the spices or something else. But it is none to pleasant. Only thing wrong with this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2465) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
On tap at Brugs Beertje last Christmas. I drank plenty of this during my 3 night stay. A hazy/dark amber coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Typical sweet Belgian yeasty aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, malty, spice, caramel, cinammon. Nice and complex. A quality Belgian Christmas beer.


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