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

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RATINGS: 538   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.


3.7
   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.

3.6
   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

3.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BTofthe4Bros (20) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
Appearence - pours a murky caramel-coloured body, fine off-white head. Aroma - nose is very fragrant, full, malty, sugary, ripe fruits, vinous, caramel, toffee, hint of vanilla, oak, a bit of alcohol burn. Palate/Flavour - body has a medium-full presence, fine foamy/slick, flavours are mainly malty ripe fruits, very similar to the nose, overripe fruit (apple, pear) sticks in the finish. Overall - pretty malty for a tripel, does hide the 10% well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2461) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle pour at Stillwater event @ Spuyten Duyveil. Golden brown pour with some light head. Yeasts, fruit, woody, spices and sweet caramel and fruit esters aromatics. Flavor is fruity and sweet with a moderate warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4533) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
330 ml bottle courtesy of a BA trade. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a fine off white head. The aroma was sweet, candi sugar, floral, caramel and mild dark fruits. The flavor has caramelized sugar, figs, nutmeg and some other spices, oak, and hints of alcohol. It opens tingly, but the finish is dry. Medium bodied. Not my favorite, but I am glad to have had the opportunity to try this. Consumed 7/16/2009 (from notes)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (9909) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, yeast, buillon, spices, caramel, alcohol, fruit. Full body. Harmonic nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 75cl bottle courtesy of Urbain shared with Travlr, Owen, Herman and Sebastien. Vintage 2008. Goldblond with almost no head. Fruity aroma with grapes, wine, oak and a slight citrus note. Taste is sweet and fruity with wine touches and a slight alcohol precense. Fruity wine finish. Wonderfull beer! retasting of a 33cl bottle vintage 2007, courtesy of Urbain shared with David.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle from Boutip - thanks, Phil! Alas, only a few ounces survived the trip (through absolutely no fault of Phil’s!) and so I decided to sample the remainder on my lonesome (was hoping to bring this one to a tasting). Cloudy deep orange pour, some lingering sediment visible, and not much carbonation at all. Strong aroma of apple and yeast, like not fully baked apple pie with some serious tartness to it. Taste is a bit boozy, again laced by the tart apples and just a hint of spice. A bit of the wood comes through towards the finish. From what I can tell, nicely done, moderately tweaked yeasty tripel. Will actively seek out again.


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