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

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RATINGS: 548   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2010 bottle drank from a tulip...Pours much darker than the regular version, murky dark gold with a nice head...Yeast is prominent on the nose, the backbone. There is also a very vinous quality, dry white wine, grapes, smooth with a hint of spice. Takes the regular version and just improves it...The taste is equally nice, a little smooth bourbon, yeast, coriander, apples, spices, so incredibly smooth and complex. Not totally what I was expecting off the nose, but really good...This is another awesome De Struise worth trying.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
Tap at Lord Hobo. Lightly peppery nose coming off of a pale golden amber pour. Spice and oak, but it seems a little bit thin to me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Murky Orange glowing pour. Head is thin and dissipates quickly. Aroma is yeast, apricot, candi sugar, tell tale de struise yeast. Mouth feel is prickly, flavor is candi, apricot skin, fruit. Apparently they throw apricot pits into this so it makes sense. Finish is the best part, vinious, rich sweet malt, bread. Damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
330 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with some small visible yeast sediment and a big eggshell-white head that leaves some light lace. Aroma of caramel malts, Belgian yeast, orange peel, alcohol, mild spice, and oak. Flavor of apricots, caramel malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, oak, mild spices, and corn syrup. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty, sugary mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Alcohol can’t really be felt in the mouth until the aftertaste. Sweet, unique tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
33cl traded bottle of unknown vintage at cellar temp. Left the lees in the bottle. Wow, this is a pretty powerful tripel. Perfectly brewed to form but amped up sweetness, fuller mouthfeel, spice and alcohol heat. It’s an eye-opener!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle at Max’s. Hazy orange yellow pour. Belgian cherry aroma with some alcohol. Smooth creamy flavor. Light sweetness, though tons of alcohol. A bit of butter. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours murky golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
caramel popcorn nose, some big oak. hazy dijon mustard in the glass, nearly absent head. big toffee body saturated in oak. tannic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
Deilig juleøl som smaker tydelig av belgisk gjær, god sødme, men kunne hatt lengre ettersmak. Fin øl!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Hazy deep amber color pour with a ring of frothy head. Aroma of dark ripe fruit, caramel malt, yeast and a touch of spice. Lightly sweet fruity flavor with nice yeast and spice notes. Very good.


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