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

bottled
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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Centje (34) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2012
Color: orange (amber) with a moderate beige head. I can’t really say something on the aroma. A bit fruity perhaps, grassy hops, sugar, ...? The taste is moderately sweet with hints of caramel and candi sugar. There is also a big peppery alcohol complement. The finish is long and malty. It’s a fairly complex oak-aged beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Hopefully I’m reviewing the right version as the label does not match any of the ones here at RB. Bottle pours dark amber with medium white head. Aroma of light fruits, malts, slight hops and Belgian yeast. Sweet taste matches aroma with a little oak and a lot of spices. Medium to thick palate, not syrupy. Finish yeast and mild hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
A clear light brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits like apricot, orange, wit some alcohol and spices like thyme. The taste is fruity sweet with alcohol. a little bitter with a little madeira. The afertaste a little caramel with alcohol, wood and madeira.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2009 Total Score: 4
A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a thick foamy off-white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, malty and there are spices. The taste is malty and fruity like apricot and some citrus. There are spices like cinamon and coriander. Notes of vanilla. A little bitter. The aftertaste is fruity sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Bottle. Amber color. Malt, caramel, confit cherry and a hint of vinegar in the aroma. Oak, bourbon and vanilla in the malty, slightly alcoholic flavor. Hint of confit cherry. Full bodied Tastted december 2008: Bottle. Orange brown color. Anis, pear and lychee in the aroma. Vanilla, oak, anis, orange peels, coreander, calvados and butter in the malty sweet flavor. Good complexity, satisfyingly balanced. Vanilla and lychee in the aftertaste. 2009 version, from tap @ BBF 2010. Orange blonde, cloudy. Warming alcoholic flavor with tangerine, dried tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla. The aroma lacks a bit behind. Unknown vintage, tasted jan 13, best until 2016. Brewed at Deca Woesten, so must be a few years old. Amber color. Ripe fruit and oak in the aroma. Malty sweet, alcoholic flavor with oak, cellar notes and vanilla. Ripe fruit. No signs of tiredness whatsoever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabband (66) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
Dufter af wienerbrødsstang. Karamel og søde bagte rosiner. Lidt gæret. Orange farve med fint vedvarende skum og masser af sedimenter. Smager af wienerbrødsstang. Fyldig og kraftig vinter øl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemmingBo (65) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
The aroma has hint of overfermentation as well as the taste. But the balance between swetness and a tiny bitterness is good. Overall a fine saison.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yeastMonster (47) - - DEC 15, 2012
This beer is a bit too sweet. It has a full-bodied texture and the oak taste is present. It fails a bit on its heavyness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Opaque muddy orange color, virtually no head. A bit cold so not much aroma. Taste lightly alcohol, sweetness of the bourbon. Medium body, ok carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle @ home. Hazy red-brown color, off white head. Smell sweet, alcohol, some herbs or spices. Taste some sweetness, herbs or spices, slightly earth, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium carbo, medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
Appropriately cold night to have this aged 2 year plus beer. Lace lines. A bit of a foamer. Pours orange with a it of yeasty head. Great aromas: orange, grapey yeast, booze, nutmeg,coriander, white pepper, Cinnamon. Smooth mouthfeel, slightly drying finish concomitant with the wood oak to round it out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with a small white head and tons of carbonation. The aroma has caramel, apricot, a little vanilla, a little oak. The taste is medium sweet, lightly sour. There is some apricot, pear, even a little fig. A real nice take on the style.


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