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


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RATINGS: 669   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, tnx to rlgk. Pours almost clear darker amber with a small off white head leaving lacing. Aroma is raisins spicy yeasty bourbon sweet fruity a bit adtringent; very nice. Flavor is sweet pungent fruity a bit acidy malty bitter very astringent harsh bitter, maybe too much from the burnt coaled inside of the bourbon barrel. Great fruityness is a goos plus. Finishes sweet bitter astringent.
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle 33 cl, courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours hazy amber with yeast lumps, small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, apples, vanilla, raisins and vinous. Flavor is fullbodied, well balanced, vinous, sweet, bitter, malty, yeasty and almonds. Finishes very nice balanced with a sourish malty bitter and almondy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15792) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small lasting offwhite head. Fruity yeasty aroma, hay, bread, spices, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, floral notes, earthy notes. Yeasty spicy flavor, hay, bread, bourbon, banana, earthy, some warming alcohol, caramel, barnyard, some alcohol. Bourbon finish, peat, grass, yeasty, spicy, earthy notes, a bit harsh.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2010 Total Score: 4
Draught at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Hazy orange/grey color with a nice beige head. Malty aroma, bready, woody notesm fruity, grapes, yeasty notes, spices and some alcohol. Bready, yeasty, spicy flavor, coriander. Woody notes. Bready yeasty finish with hoppy notes. Very well balanced, not extreme in anyway. Just a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle from the school house. The Tsjeeses flavor is there but the overall feel is softened - this is one good beer...
Earlier Rating: 4/18/2011 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle shared with the parents. Fruits (apricot perhaps?), sugar - a very nice winter brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (462) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a cloudy brown with a light colored head that holds well but is meager. Alcholic notes in the nose along with peach syrup... creamy mouthfeel with a boozy syrupy palate and a alcohol tinged finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bottle_Shop (2) - - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
Purchased from the Deca brewery. Beautifully dark colour which has clearly come from the barrels as it started as a lighter coloured beer. The BA isn’t overpowering and the lovely taste of Tsjeeses still comes through but there’s a warm and rewarding subtlety that’s all about genius brewing. Those Sturdy brewers have done us proud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (548) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Impressive. The flavor is delightful. The caramel malts taste great along with sweet spices (nutmeg), & nuts. I would even recommend this ale to Santa himself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle at Craigs. Pours Amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet Toffee malt. Slighly more mellow that the original (which I actually prefer). There’s a well balanced candy sweetness with a degree of spice that works very well. A sweet, lovely finish. It’s delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle, thanks Craig. Golden with a thin white head. Caramel and yeast ester aroma. Similar taste, esters and caramel. More mellow than the standard

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
In bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of spiced pumpkin, treacle, oak, bubblegum and alcohol. Flavour is a little vegetal with nutmeg, cloves, hazelnuts and black pepper. A dry finish and moderate carbonation. Hazelnuts and alcohol linger nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Petite bouteille partagée avec Patrick. Bière cuivrée avec une mousse beige. Le nez offre des arômes d’épices de noël, de la fumé, des cerises, une touche boisé par les bretts. Ce nez semble être de triple de noël, mais la bouche est poussiéreuse, sucrée avec du caramel. Un drôle de produit qui ne m’a pas plus.

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