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


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10827) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
33 cl bottle. Hazy golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, wood and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Dark hazy orange pour with a large white head. Lots of vinous dark fruit and barrel notes in the aroma with an ever present spicy yeasty dough. The flavor holds tons of dark fruit plums, raisins, and grapes with more vinous barrel and spicy yeasty dough. A delicious quaff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Nose of weak port, rotten fruit, feel and carb are medium, taste is mild cherry, plum, alcohol and late weak sweet hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle at ØlKonsortiet Christmas tasting Aroma has some very obvious yeast components, orange peel, cinnamon, raspberries. I have a hard time finding the oak. Taste is rather sweet and spicey, and the yeast really shines trough, orange peel and christmas spices. Really easily drinkable and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Huge thanks to Gene for this one! Bottle pours cloudy burnt amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, with notes of caramel, bread, and dusty yeast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of orange peel, marshmallow, and a pinch of caramelized brown sugar. Overall body is full and creamy with light to moderate sweetness, no real bitterness, and a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8944) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Courtesy of Gene! Nice to meet you! Hazy caramel colored pour, Nice fruity aroma with some caramel, bready notes, yeast. Flavor is a nice mix of yeast, stone fruit, caramel, yeast, bready notes. Good shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear dark golden color with copper highlights and floaties, the head is thin and offwhite. Aroma of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. Solid flavor of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and soft carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2010
head: semi creamy , beige
colour: orange/amber, dusty
smell: malts, coconut, alcohol, sweet, almunds, grains, salt
taste: creamy, coco flavour in the start, malty bitter, alcoholic, and sweet in middle, oranges, punching strong and alcoholic in the end , aftertaste is dry , earthy and grassy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Had this one from 2010 from keg as well as an older one from bottle, both at BBF. First tried the keg one, which was a welcome brew after an overdose of IPAs and imperial stouts. Smooth, soft tripel with a fair amount of sweetness and some fruit. Bottled one was more matured and much sweeter, but I preferred the other one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
Walk in some farmers market in the middle of nowhere and there is a WRC car and ONLY Struise beer for sale. Nothing that cool would ever happen in the middle of nowhere round my way. Poured by Urbain, ta very much. Slightly hazy orange with pretty much no head. Aroma and flavour are very complex. Perfectly carbonated for the style. Spices, vanilla, apple, caramel, lovely amount of sweetness. Delicately balanced. Perfectly drinkable and would love to get my hands on large quantities right now. Being skint, I get a lonely bottle to cradle home.

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