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


on tap

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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 15/20
Iphonephan (6191) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
On draft at church key dc. Pours a clear pale amber with an off white head. Toffee aroma. Hints of orange, vanilla and subtle baking spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
Draft sample @ 18th Christmasbeer festival in Essen. Dark fox amber with a solid creamy white head. Smell is sweet wood, herbs, spices, marmalade, caramel & toffee, sticky plus light bourbon. Taste is sweet marmalade, candy sugar, wood, light sweet bourbon, caramel & toffee malt, light herbs, booze & syrup in the back. Bit sticky body, slightly better than the base beer, still not crazy about this:)
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2012 Total Score: 3.8
33 cl. 2010 Vintage bottle sampled @ 18th Christmasbeer festival in Essen. Hazy fox amber with a white head. Smell is sticky toffee, caramel, malty, orange marmalade, wood. Taste is fizzy caramel, wood, malty toffee, bitter herbs, creamy, bitter marmalade, booze in the back. Fuller, better than the base beer, less empty & boozy in the back. Creamy malt heavy body. An improvement upon the base beer but still not the biggest fan. That is mainly because a lot their other stuff is way more awesome than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle at t’Brugs Beertje, Brugge - 01/12/12. Split with Nutty. Hazy mid amber with a decent frothy off white head which hangs out and makes conversation. Nose is caramel malts, toffee, woody notes, raisens, dark fruit, touch of booze. Taste follows, toffee, malts, wood, dark sugars, more mellow than the PBA - a little less boozey. Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, light booze in the finish. Decent drop.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12383) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabband (66) - Sřnderborg, 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

   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.

   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.

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